Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pretties to Share

I thought I'd share a few pretties today. The first being that pretty little "J" that you notice up there by the http://.
It's called a blog icon or fav icon. It replaces the big orange square B that's next to almost every blog address. It makes my blog name stand out and be unique. I love it! Cara, the RockSTARRMom, designed it for me. Thank you Cara! She can personalize your blogicon too. Just go visit her at Your Blogicon and tell her I sent you. She'll create something wonderful for your blog and give you step-by-step instructions on how to install it. She's such a sweetie!

As you know I've been a little light on my posting lately which has given me time to catch up on things.
I've been doing some yard work (finally!). Of course there's still more to do. Lots of flowers to plant and the weeding is never done. But I wanted to share a few photos of my yard.
The roses look spectacular this year.
My clematis has never had so many blooms. I'm amazed that everything has managed to thrive even with my neglect. I learned a lesson from my flower beds. They look great because I planted plenty of perennials. I applied that lesson to my huge flower pots and planted perennials in them this year. There's beautiful hostas in the pots under the trees. And fragrant lavender in the pots out back. With perinnials in my pots I can enjoy their beauty this year and for years to come.

22 comments:

Gwen said...

I could just here and look at your beautiful yard for hours.

Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

Yeah, me too Gwen! Joy, it is so beautiful! While you are being the back up for my out door reception in Aug....lol, maybe we could just skip the back up plan, and we could just have it in your yard instead! Beautiful yard ! Pretty pretty pretty! ♥ Great inspriration for me today!

Holly said...

Your gardens are beautiful! I can only dream...I put out some hanging baskets of impatiens and they aren't doing so well.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

They do look beautiful! Your garden is blooming earlier than here in NS; but any day now (if the sun ever shines again!!), there'll be lots of blooms in mine. Thank you.

Darlene said...

Your yard is FABULOUS!!!! Everything is just beautiful....you certainly have a green thumb even if you say you have neglected it.

jen said...

Gorgeous gardens! Love your red chairs!!

Jen

Sue said...

Oh my goodness....your yard is beautiful!! I LOVE it...can't make me believe it has been neglected.

Jennifer said...

Your yard and garden are stunning! I know how much work goes into keeping up a garden... you must be out in yours all the time! I love the door by your clematis!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh! Those red chairs with the red flowers had me squealing I tell you with absolute delight. This is the most beautiful picture. I love your yard and what you have done! It just looks beautiful!
Great post.
Blessings,
debbie

ceekay said...

Your yard is so pretty....and cute J! Wonder if I could have a little house!!

Lisa Shatzer said...

Oh, your roses are magnificant!

Erin said...

Your roses and clematis are spectacular. I'm learning about perennials since we left So Cal and they really do make things easier...it is wonderful to see them coming up without me having to spend a fortune each year for color.

Andersen Family said...

Your Yard Is Gorgeous!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Your garden is as incredible as the inside of your home. I love the door in the flower bed and the red chairs that match the roses. So gorgeous! -Jackie

Amber said...

Wow! Your gardens are amazing!

vintagepretties said...

Oh my gosh, that is not a yard, that's a Better Homes & Garden layout :)!!! Wow, it is beautiful.

bookflutterby said...

Ooooh...I love love LOVE your flowers and yard! And house! Beautiful!!!
Courtney

Tom and Cindy said...

Beautiful!
Missed reading your blog (Dad w/ cancer) but will do better
Thanks for sharing
Cindy

its so very cheri said...

I love your garden.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, your garden is incredible! Love all the roses and how the pretty flowers pop up along the side of a nice green lawn. So pretty!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I LOVE your garden gate idea so much, that I have just featured it!

http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-am-going-to-do-these-things.html

Donna

Jan said...

Just gorgeous. I love gardening also and have really enjoyed the pond we added a couple of years ago. I have a pictorial on its progress on my blog. I would be honored if you would stop by, and if so inspired, please sign up to follow. Thank you!
Jan
http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/

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