Come Walk With Me Around the Yard

7.27.2010

It is just way too hot this summer. It is so hard to enjoy even stepping outdoors these days with the soaring temps and high humidity. I did manage to go out early in the morning yesterday and it was actually cool with a light breeze blowing. I took my camera out and just snapped some shots around the yard to see how everything is looking these days.




This is my new door mat that I bought on sale at Target. I just love the birds.



my hanging basket out front


crepe myrtles in front of the pond are finally blooming


fountain grass is doing well


but my water lilies are not doing very well


We had a bad algae problem and some duckweed growing in the pond so I put some chemicals made to
get rid of those things in the water and my water lilies are suffering from it. They will come back though.


At least they are still blooming.





Still no waterfall. Been waiting at least six years now.


I can just picture it and hear it in my mind though.


Every year at this time our pond starts looking like it has raindrops falling on it, but it isn't raining.


One year I got to looking really close and it is tadpoles going up and down very quickly. I call it the
dance of the tadpoles. I believe they are eating something on the water.


I saw this little fellow staring at me.


The pond is blue now since I added the blue dye to it a couple of weeks ago. That was when I got it all over
my hands and toes for those who read that post.


Rose of Sharons by the pond that don't get enough sun to bloom very well.


I planted some verbena last week in the bed by the driveway since the other plants were not doing
very well.


The guy at Home Depot said these should tolerate the heat well.


the crepe myrtle is blooming now


The blooms are huge this year. I have never seen them this large before.





the lirope or monkey grass as I call it is blooming


my newest ornamental grasses are blooming, too


Rose of Sharon out front is doing very well


O.k. I am really getting hot out here now. Let's go in and have a nice tall glass of some
sweet ice tea.

Joining Susan at  A Southern Daydreamer for outdoor Wednesday.


Y'all come back now,

KIM

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots of your yard, Kim.

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  2. Your yard looks great. Ours has definitely seen better days.

    -Rene

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  3. It has been horribly hot and I can't wait for fall!

    Your yard looks so pretty! Everything is so green and lush looking. Your pond is just wonderful! I've never heard of putting dye in a pond? Verbena does seem to like the heat. Mine has been blooming really well since it got really hot - it wasn't doing so well before. Must remember this for next year!

    Thanks for the tour!

    Manuela

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  4. Your crepe myrtle blooms are incredible! I thought mine were big!

    You are so fortunate to have water lillies....beautiful!

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  5. Kim, your home and yard are just gorgeous and I am now wondering if its possible to grow Crepe Myrtles here in the Northwest. I'll have to do some research on that because they look beautiful! Kind of remind me of my Snowball tree. Thanks for braving the heat for our sake!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  6. I love love love your house! Your gardens are gorgeous and your pond is beautiful too even without the waterfall. Although it would make it even more wonderful! Thanks for such a great post.
    Denise

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  7. Dear Kim,
    What a beautiful yard and home you have! What part of the south do you live in? I am from Charleston, SC. We are living in the Cayman Island's till November though. Boy, your yard pictures make me miss home. And sweet ice tea sounds wonderful.
    AK xx

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  8. Everything is beautiful. I just love our crepe myrtles (even though they make a mess on my driveway).:) Thanks for walk.

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  9. A most enjoyable walk with you, Kim! Pretty flowers and gorgeous (blue) pond. I remember your fingers :)

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  10. Beautiful and I am so glad you got some great photos. I love the water lilies!

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  11. Thanks for the yard update! Everything looks so nice. My poor flowers are done with this heat. I try to keep them watered but it's not helping too much.

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  12. Kim,
    Your yard looks great! The water in your pond is so clear. It is really hot here, too in Illinois. Your hanging basket is beautiful!

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  13. Your house is just gorgeous and your yard is stunning. I love the pond. Everything is blooming so beautifully and so lush and green. Gorgeous. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  14. I know your yard is hard work, but it is breathtaking! The sound of a waterfall would be heavenly. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I will be posting a frog pic to Outdoor Wed soon too! I think we all want to know the story behind waiting six years for the waterfall!

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  16. I love your yard! I am surprised your crepe myrtles are just now blooming and you are in Georgia. Know what you mean about the heat. I go out, do what has to be done and back inside.

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  17. Kim, you have such a beautiful, serene property. I'd love to have a pond close by. I could sit under that tree all afternoon reading a good book. Thanks for sharing these beautiful outdoor photos. ~ Sarah

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  18. It's all so beautiful, I can see that you two work really hard at making it nice. Loved the little creature looking at you..cute! Thanks for the tour, it was great! :D

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  19. Tea sounds real good! Love the beautiful photos taken outside! And the rug you found at Target is perfect! Enjoy your evening! ♥

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  20. Michelle, the story is those rocks were put there at least six years ago and my husband was supposed to make a waterfall on those rocks, but has yet to happen.

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  21. Kim, everything is so pretty! It is very hot this summer but with all the rain we've had it's still pretty. Tell Mr. Savvy or the powers that be that the waterfall is calling! We love ours so much! The sound is the best part. :)

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  22. I always love your yard. So beautiful.

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  23. I had a lovely time, thanks for having me!

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  24. Everything still looks beautiful, despite the heat... and my how green is that grass :) Love it.

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  25. Beautiful Kim. I had the same hanging basket last year, and I swear it came up in my flowerbed voluntarily this year. Go figure? I love that you have a waterfall just waiting, cattleprod might come in handy for that, lol. Thanks for stopping over, you know what a fan of yours I am :)

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  26. My crepe myrtles have been blooming and dropping on my waterfall for months now. Almost wish they'd stop blooming. Didn't think that through too well when we had the waterfall built. What's holding up your waterfall? When mine got to that point it was pretty much a matter of just putting in a pump, filter and hooking it up. Oh, I guess that's probably the holdup. The electricity! Just now occurred to me! Long day.
    Brenda

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  27. Beautiful!! Crepe Mytrle is abesolutely beautiful...love it in white! Cute little guy peeking up from the water to say hi :)

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  28. Considering the heat, it looks very pretty Kim. Your pond is serene and calming. I can imagine a waterfall with you! hugs♥olive

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  29. HI Kim, wish I could show you pictures of our pond and waterfalls. They are not as large as yours but the sound is wonderful!!!! Your yard looks so pretty! I am hating this heat too...it is TOO MUCH:):) I am hosting my daughters bridal shower this coming Sun. and it is supposed to be cooler here in Pa. but now they are saying showers and I had planned to have some people outside to eat! Say a little prayer we don't get showers, if you would:):) XO, Pinky

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  30. Love the crepe myrtle... we don't have any around here! Must be a southern thing. And the Monkey Grass too!!..

    I believe Myrtle beach was named after this plant because of it's abundance in the area.

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  31. Kim, The photos of your yard always look so pretty. The heat has done quite a number on my plants and they are looking really sad. Even those in the shade are suffering. I was going to the plant nursery tomorrow so now I can look for Verbena.
    xo, Sherry

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  32. Even in the heat your yard still looks amazing. My crepe myrtle still is blooming. I'm beginning to wonder if it will this year. Now get inside and enjoy your iced tea! Patty

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  33. Kim your yard looks better than ever....sure is spectacular. Your grass sure is green too...do you have irrigation? We do and our lawn is the only green one on the block..but we are paying for it dearly!

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  34. Beautiful yard photos, Kim...you sure keep it looking wonderful!

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  35. Such a beautiful yard! I love the hanging basket. And I could just sit and look at that pond all day! Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday and enjoyed that Iced Tea!

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  36. Your yard looks great Kim! Our grass has taken a beating this year, first with fungus and then the heat hit it hard. Now we have a lot of brown patches :(
    Your grass is really green & looks beautiful!

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  37. I need me one of those water lilies for my pond...I had 5 fish in my front one and put in some algae cleaner(said it didn't harm fish)they died the next day...I guess I must have read the instructions wrong.
    I decided to go out to pick Okra and water the tub tomatoes this morning early..It wasn't too bad out there yet...of course it is slowly heating up...Thanks for taking me for a stroll in your lovely yard...I'll have my iced tea unsweetened, please...I know, I was raised in the South but I have a few quirks.
    Mama Bear

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  38. your flowers are gorgeous and a beautiful home. fabulous photos.

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  39. Kim your home is amazing and so picturesque. The pond is the final touch!! All your plants are doing so well and look so lush and green. I just love that pond!!

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  40. Your home and yard are just stunning. I love a pond and yours is a nice big one! Stay cool:)

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  41. I so love your yard!!!!Mine looks so terrible b/c I don't know what to do and my husband doesn't have the time .......we are still working on remolding the inside!! Maybe some day!!

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  42. abslutely beautiful.. I bet you get a waterfall next year. 7 is a magic number. When you look out there - SEE the waterfall and it will manifest from the desire of your heart into this reality..

    hugs
    Sonny

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  43. Loved the garden tour! The frog looking up is great! Crepe myrtles are just the best in the worst heat! They are incredible and yours are especially so!

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  44. I really love your yard. I miss working in ours. We didn't this year since we might move again. Just planted stuff in the front and did some buckets.

    Every time I see your yard (or house) it makes me want to move back to Georgia:)

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