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16 July 2012

Mid July in my cottage garden

It's a jungle! The false queen annes lace has taken over mingling with the the hollyhocks..





especially proud of the hydrangea...it struggled for several years, this year it is giving quite a show


babybreath, swedish ivy and eucalyptus
 
The planter chair I re-purposed last year....

 on the front porch.....

last but not least, is the new rose I planted this spring called
"Angel Face" 
in memory of our kitty named Angel whom went to heaven last winter. It is planted right next to the bird bath, one of her favorite places to rest. It has a beautiful fragrance and makes me smile remembering our beloved kitty of 11 years:)




16 comments:

Shirley said...

Hi Debbi, Your flowers are so pretty. The hollyhocks remind me of when we use to make hollyhock dolls when I was growing up. Your new rose is beautiful. Have a great day and if you have any cool weather would you please send us some. Your Missouri Friend.

Mary said...

Everything looks so green and lush. We haven't had much rain in our area so our gardens didn't do as well this year. Your garden looks so lovely. Holly Hocks are one of my favorites!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your garden is beautiful, Debbi! I wish my plants looked that great, but this heat wave has definitely taken its toll on more than just the grass. My vision for the hydrangeas I planted at the end of May will not be reality. I am just lucky that they are hanging in there with my watering them everyday. I love your plant combinations. I'm pinning yours since I'm doing a lot more container gardening since we downsized.

Vintage Gal said...

Debbie ~ your garden is absolutely gorgeous. With the heat and dry weather here in Ontario, my garden looks pretty sad. Hopefully, the temps will cool and it will rain soon ~

Hope Filled Living said...

What a beautiful garden you have, Debbie! Your house looks so pretty too. My goodness! I would sure like to get out in my garden but the heat is just too much.
Hugs,
Mary

Yael Ben-Ari said...

You have a lovely garden. I love the hollihocks and hydrangea. The vista of your home is lovely too.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Debra said...

Lovin' those hollyhocks! Everything is beautiful but they are so stately and old-fashioned :)

Margie said...

Hi Debbi,

Your garden looks fabulous! I love the pink rose ~ what a sweet tribute!

~Margie

Debbie said...

Your flowers are lovely - I especially envy the lush potted plants. I'm afraid between the heat and various critters, mine never look half that good. Really lovely garden.

Sassy Breese said...

The Hydrangea is heavenly. What a lovely tribute for kitty. Wonderful photos. Thanks for posting.

ornamentsbypink said...

Debbi your Hollyhocks and Hydrangeas are beautiful! And that pink rose that you planted in memory of your kitty is so pretty!
Mary

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Your hydrangea is lovely, especially as you have managed to get it to flowers in both red and blue, beautiful.

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Always a beautiful garden Deb. I never did get those seeds from you:( The false queen annes lace is a favorite of mine.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Sigh, I just want to live in your garden !
(())

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Debbi,
LOVE your beautiful garden! Everything looks so fresh and lush!
The lack of rain and the heat are taking a toll on my little garden , I am afraid.
Just beautiful!

Hugs,
Deb

Sandie said...

Debbie you have the kind of beautiful garden I dream of having but never will have due to lack of imagination and flair. Not to mention lack of maintenance lol. But I do so enjoy looking at yours.

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