Saturday, June 12, 2010

Here are some pictures of what's going on in my flower garden this week

Yesterday I took some pictures and posted my veggies I've grown and today I'm going to show you just a few of my flowers in the courtyard and on my front porch. I have to say I love heliotrope! The fragrance from that plant is just amazing! I love the color too! Here goes:


I opened the front door this morning to water my urns on the front porch and saw how beautiful the flowers in the middle courtyard have become. The homeowners association changed landscapers and they have done a fine job!


This is one of the two urns I have out front this year. I just planted coral and white colored double impatients and the creeping jenny is from last year. I just trimmed it and I think it still looks wonderful. I did change the soil in the urns too.


This is one of my two heliotrope plants. I love the fragrance from this plant! I stumbled upon this plant when I lived in NJ and it has been the great addition to my garden!


Here is my red tomato in the background of the heliotrope. I love the red contrasting with the purple!


My ivy is doing great this year! I snapped this pic after I had just watered all the plants in the courtyard. I love when leaves have water on them.


This year I made up another urn for the courtyard. I put a New Guinea impatient plant in with some large Lamb's Ear and I love the contrast of the dusty gray against the dark foliage of the impatient. I think this combo is a winner!

Here are my two prize hostas-Avocado and Guacamole! They are really spectacular this year.






My coneflower just started blooming. There is only 1 little blossom out now but I have about 20 other buds on there. I love these plants because they attract the butterflies.


Last but not least is my antique wrought iron hanger on my fence. I have dianthus and petunias in there and the color of the petunias is just brillant and velvet-like this year.

Well I hope you've enjoyed the tour! I hope y'all don't get too tired of my plant pictures, but plants are such a huge part of my life and always will be! Have a good one!

6 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

I loved seeing your pictures, Sherri! Gorgeous! I love how you have flowers and veggies together. The color is amazing and they are so happy together!:) Lori

Donna said...

Lovely flowers, Sherri! Everything looks so pretty.

Hugs,
Donna

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherri
All your flowers are beautiful. It looks so pretty where you live. I have never heard of heliotrope plants. I will have to look our for them as I love different scents. Glad you are feeling better.
Lindsay
x

Kay said...

I had about four varieties of hostas in my garden in Illinois. I just loved them because they were so hardy.

Maya said...

Your garden, both flowers and veggies, is wonderful!! One day I will grow tomatoes and herbs too!

Darlene said...

I could never get tired of plant and flower pictures - it's one of the things I really look forward to in your blog. Your courtyard is beautiful as are all your plants and flowers. Ours are just getting going here. I'll have to zip out the camera for my post on Sunday.


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!