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Jul 7, 2009

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY - HOW MY GARDEN GROWS, AND GROWS, AND GROWS

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer is still away this week but she has put Mr. Linky up so we can still participate. Stop by and see the amazingly long list of blogs to choose from. Some weeks I start at the beginning some at the end and work backwards. Sometimes I try to find as many new bloggers as I can. This is such a popular one that I don't know if I will ever get through them all. I certainly will visit you if you have left a comment on my site though.

I have neglected my garden this year terribly. First we had poor spring weather then I was busy doing other things like spending a week re-staining our deck. Old wood sucks up a lot of stain but that is a story for Met Monday.
In spite of my neglect things are growing, some better than others. Let's see what we have here:

Taken from the driveway you can see the perennial sweet peas dangling over the edge.

My advice to anyone who is planting Alostromeria is to keep it in a big pot and not in the ground. These suckers take over the whole area every year. My friend a couple blocks away is a great gardener and yet for some reason they won't grow in her yard. Apparently neglect appeals to them. I don't remember what this plant is but it blooms all season and needs a lot of dead heading. It is a great plant though. The white allysum is self seeded and comes back every year. You know I love the daisies. These were here when we moved in 26 years ago. I have moved them around and divided and shared them and they keep on going and going like the you know who bunny. For whatever reason this year my delphinium didn't collapse in a heap when I wasn't looking. It has been looking good for a couple weeks.Ah the yellow rose in my front yard. It is a short one but the flowers are so amazing. They smell great too.
My Victorian planter is filling in. It is on the top deck right outside my dining room French doors.This is a closer look at the begonia and impatiens in that stand.Every year I plant some Angel's Wings begonias or Devil's Wings depending on what I can find. They will be dragging on the ground by the time September comes around and you won't even see the sides of the pot it is in. Add to that a Beidermier Fuchsia and some more impatiens and this planter will be brilliant.

18 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lori, your garden is amazingly abundant! And I just love your delphiniums. There I go loving all things blue! :-) And the color of your yellow roses are incredible, too. You may say that your garden is neglected, but you just have a very green thumb, my dear! Flowers apparently like you lots. The proof is in the photos. :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Lori,
Did I read correctly that you had neglected your garden!, well you could have fooled me,Your garden is beautiful, and such a variety. Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers with us.
Sue

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!! [We have the same problem with canna lilies...they take over and smother all that tried to grow next to 'em]

By the way I LOVE your blog title!!!

Darla said...

Looks wonderful. I want the Victorian Planter!!

Terry said...

What a beautiful garden, I love the 3 tiered plant stand.

Carrie said...

Your garden is delightful with all the varied plants!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers.
Glenda

Kirby3131 said...

What a great looking tour around your yard! I can't imagine how much more lovely it could be if wasn't neglected LOL You are right - that rose is quite a bloomer - beautiful!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lori, your garden is lovely. I could stay there for a while!!!!

Barb

Janie's World said...

Your yard looks like it is thriving and needs minimal care! That's the kind of garden I need.

@eloh said...

I forget what it was I had one time that after about an acre too late I read where you were supposed to keep it in a pot so it didn't "Take over!".

Lori E said...

Thanks but truly there are parts of my garden in the back yard that I haven't even weeded once this year. Bad, bad gardener.

eloh: it could have been many things..bamboo, mint, family members...many things.

Mary said...

What a lovely garden. Your flowers and the pictures of them are terrific. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Brenda said...

Your flowers look a whole lot better than mine! Mine are a whole different story! The heat has hit them like a ton of bricks. And me too. Your garden is lovely!
Brenda

Sandra said...

Beautiful garden!
Blessings,
Sandra

mbkatc230 said...

Your garden is beautiful! It certainly doesn't look neglected. I love all the variety in your plantings. But being from Texas, you know that the yellow rose is my favorite! Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Kathy

Housewife Savant said...

gLORIous.

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

What a lovely garden. Lot of beautiful flowers.
Have nice day, Annemieke

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