Tuesday, July 3, 2012

BLOOMING!


Do you bring your blooms indoors? For many years, I hesitated cutting any blooms from my small  flower garden. Recently, I picked a bouquet of clematis, astilbe and asiatic lilies.


This week's garden blooms include Pomegranate yarrow.


Climbing roses


Plenty of clematis blooms



Astilbe



Phlox 



This succulent turtle is hanging out on the deck near the garden.


I moved the turtle to the potting bench since a squirrel chipmunk (just witnessed it) nibbling on her. I wonder if the chipmunk nibbles for the moisture since it one of our driest summers I can remember. I've had succulents for over 10 years, and the rodents have not touched them until now. 


Clematis at dusk


The potting bench


The fairies are thankfully still here :-)


The fairies hide in the Betty Corning clematis.


I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday and Seasonal Sunday. Thank you for stopping by!

Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

26 comments:

  1. Your garden is absolutely STUNNING, Debbie!!

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  2. Your second photo (with the birdhouse in the background, belongs in the M-C catalog!! Love the little succulent turtle - did you make him? I have my succulents in a shell from Jamaica, but I need to find something bigger

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  3. Positively lovely Debbie -- Astilbe is one of my favorites -- they are gorgeous in your arrangement :)

    Happy 4th!


    Blessings!
    Gail

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  4. Gorgeous, Debbie! Your garden is beautiful! I brought hydrangeas in and along for the ride were a number of pincher bugs! I freaked :)

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  5. Gorgeous flowers...that combination makes a beautiful bouquet.

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  6. Wow you really have grandeous blooms, and very beautiful. And that big flower vase goes very well with them as cutflowers. They are all alien to our hot tropics, but i love to see them in blogs.

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  7. I do bring my blooms. I thought of why not enjoy them indoors too. Nice shots!

    Kim,USA

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  8. What a beautiful yard you have, Debbie. I love the turtle, and your angel statue is breathtaking. You have a very green thumb, I'd say. xo

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  9. How pretty! Love the turtle ;) If you get a chance, stop by my blog and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

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  10. Love the pics Deb....the vase is so pretty filled with the flowers. I have been sitting on my glider on the cooler nites and enjoying my bird house !!

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    1. Tami, hope to see you at the Mackenzie Childs barn sale next weekend!

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  11. What pretty flowers, Debbie! I love your garden...the potting bench, the darling bird house, the fairies (sigh!) and the succulent turtle. What a serene and beautiful spot.
    p.s. My hubby mentioned again today how much he loved the beans!!

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    1. Thanks Kitty :-) So glad your sweet hubby enjoyed the beans.

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful, Debbie!

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  13. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. I hate cutting my flowers too because I love to look at them outdoors so much. For our gourmet, I caved in a cut some of my clematis blooms for the table too :) Don't you love Betty?

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  15. Debbie,
    All your bloomers are just gorgeous! My clematis has already bloomed...your is gorgeous! Enjoyed your beautiful post so much!
    Miss Bloomers

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  16. Such a gorgeous garden. I love all of the accouterments.Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. I Debbie, I just joined you. You have a lovely blog. In today's post I noted the turtle..I once had only a wreath with growing things out of it once. Loved it. I have been thinking of trying that again. Nice to see another. Best to you. Mary

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  18. Hi Debbie, Your M-C vase with the flowers from your yard is stunning. I also love those shutters on your house. I'm noticing them as our shutters are falling apart and I need to decide what to do for the new ones. So strange that the squirrel was eating the succulents but I guess they will eat anything. I watched two birds attack one on my deck this summer as he tried to get to their nest. They were successful in driving him off--better than I do with the bird feeder. I'll be watching for fairies in our yard! Have a nice day. Linda

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    1. Linda, it's actually a chipmunk doing the nibbling. Just witnessed it.

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  19. I used to be timid about cutting blooms from my garden, too. Yours have become such lovely jewels for your home. Thanks for inviting us for a stroll in the garden. Cherry Kay

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  20. I hesitated cutting flowers for years because I enjoyed them more outside but have given in in recent years and cut a few things. Oh course to the faeries! Your garden is lovely!

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  21. Your garden flowers are stunningly beautiful!

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