Around the Yard

6.06.2011

I took several photos the other day after doing some yard work. It is so hot here that some of the flowers are not doing very well. I hope it cools down some soon and we need rain.






 My gardenias have exploded this year and they smell heavenly.













This little bird house has been on this branch for years and I see someone has moved in.





 Do you see my little friend?



 come and sit a spell

 rock wall along one side of the pond that Mr. Savvy hand built rock by rock

 My only hydrangea bloom again! I had one last year, too.

 Just bought this and put it in a pot. Can't remember the name of it.

I finished painting the deck today and now I just need to go buy some flowers and fill the pots.

Enjoy your week,

Kim


43 comments:

  1. Kim, your yard is beautiful! Your bird house is so sweet up in that tree. It makes it even more special that birds are living in it! That is so fun!!

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  2. Hi Kim, you are right that this Georgia heat is quite awful. I am having a time keeping my flower garden alive. Your pond looks so peaceful and serene. I would sit there and read if it were cooler! hugs♥O

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  3. We could use some rain here, too, Kim. My perenniels are okay, but I have to remember to take care of the pots. My roses are doing well though and look really good right now. They will bloom through the Summer, but I should take some pictures now. I'm sure they will be feeling the strain once the humid weather comes back later this week.

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  4. Everything looks so pretty. I really like the rock wall along your pond.

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  5. Glad your gardenias look good. MIne look terrible. I attributed it to the ice & snow we had, but I'm not really sure what the problem is. Have only had them two years. Your yard looks very nice!

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  6. Hi Kim, your plant is called Rocket Larkspur. In Texas it will reseed and come back in the spring. You have beautiful gardens!

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  7. Everything looks wonderful Kim. I love your pond...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. In spite of lack of rain, it still looked really pretty Kim! I love gardenia's!

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  9. I love the hostas around the tree with the rock wall Kim, it looks so pretty and that little bird house is so cute!

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  10. Oh my goodness everything is so beautiful. I love gardenias...they don't grow here and I miss them from the time I spent in the south as a child. I have trouble with hydrangeas so if you had one bloom that is more than I could accomplish. I haven't given up yet though and plan to plant some here at the Lakeshore house.

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  11. You garden looks good. Quite lovely actually, but I do sense the plants desire for water. Have you tried a rain dance?

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  12. Everything is beautiful! It's hotter than normal but my favorite time of year! ♥

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  13. The last picture is delphiniums. Our hosta is getting eaten by something. Heat is in full force and everything is wilting.

    Your yard looks wonderful.

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  14. I thought your blue plant was delphinium, but someone else saod larkspur. Are your hydrangeas in part shade? They really like that. I hope you get the rain you need, poor BJ, they are DESPERATE for rain down there! Beautiful pictures! XO, Pinky PS, trying to post but can't upload my pictures!!!!!!!

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  15. Kim, use 10/10/10 granular fertilizer from Lowes on your hydrangea the last week of March and you will have many blooms next year.

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  16. Hi Kimmie! Oh your yard is so lovely! Love the pond too! I have a little hydrangea in a pot and have just one bloom! Sadness.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. Kim - All the flowers are beautiful. I LOVE gardenias...we had them in our yard in FL too...that and the jasmine would scent up the whole neighborhood. Nothing like it in the world. Your little birdhouse in the tree is really cute, too! Hugs- Diana

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  18. thank you for sharing the BEAUTIFUL pictures of your yard...it was like a little field trip for me to be able to see them. I guess 'cause it is hot here in Alabama too, the pond photos were especially restful to me.

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  19. Some beautiful pics you have here, Kim.. and we have the same stone bench in our garden...

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  20. Hi Kim,
    All your flowers are gorgeous and yur yard looks so pretty. We need rain badly here too.
    I have a surprise for you so please come over and read to see what it is!
    blessings, Nellie

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  21. It's hot here, too Kim, but we've had some rain. I have to make sure that I water the potted flowers every day or they wilt from the heat! Wish it would cool off some too!

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  22. I can almost smell those gardenias now! Oh, I love that scent! Your pond is looking so good. I do enjoy the lily pads and flowers... and the frog friends. blessings ~ tanna

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  23. Loved the stroll through your beautiful yard-I would LOVE to have some of those Gardenias! mmmmm I think I can smell them! I do have lots and lots of Hydrangeas though (blue, pink, white) that bloom profusely every year without a whole lot of help from me. They must really love the soil here.

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  24. Your yard is beautiful! Wow, Mr. Savvy is quite talented also. That rock wall is amazing. This heat is a killer.

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  25. your yard is beautiful, im missing my green thumb. love all your flowers what a nice view you have...

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  26. Kim your yard is always so beautiful! We replanted back in march and now due to the drought here in tx my azaleas are dying!:(

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your little bird house is adorable :o)
    ~Des

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  28. i am a garden girl all the way, but your frog pic wins hands down~

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  29. Your little friend has the best seat by the pond!
    Everything looks beautiful at your house - I love the rock bank and the stone bench.

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  30. Gorgeous...
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre

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  31. The pictures are just so lovely Kim. I scrolled through them twice to take in all of the details and beautiful flowers. I ADORE your pond. So peaceful.

    Heather

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  32. It might be hot but it just looks so tranquil.

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  33. It's all so pretty!
    I've never smelled a real gardenia...only perfume!
    Maybe one day I'll get to see the real thing.
    Love, love that rock wall.

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  34. Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!

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  35. Beautiful Kim! I love the shot of the pond with the two chairs.

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  36. Wow what stunning pictures....I can almost smell the gardenias and hydrangeas are one of my favorites of all! I love the lily pads and your beautiful stone bench, looks like a fabulous arboretum. Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Kim, I think you would like the garden project we wrote about for today's post at www.the2seasons.com It would fit right in with your love and gardening and your love of projects.

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  38. Kim, everything looks so gorgeous around your yard in spite of no rain! Love the pond pictures. I miss my little pond:(

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  39. Kim, what a lovely garden you have, and what a fun blog too.. I am going to look forward to catching up!

    and thanks for sharing all those blogs above too..

    bes, vie

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  40. It's hot here too. Lovely pictures of your garden. It is beautiful!! Can't wait to see the deck when you are finished.

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  41. What a beautiful yard...and the pond is so dreamy. I love ponds.
    Your flowers are looking great to me.
    I'll pray for rain for you while I am praying for it here. :))
    xo bj

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  42. I can't imagine ever getting to my gardening this year, but this makes me want to -- it SO beautiful!
    Stacy

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  43. Very pretty.

    I just returned from a visit to Arkansas and wanted to pick every gardenia and hydrangea in sight and bring them back to Arizona. The greenery is absolutly nothing like Arizona, for obvious reasons, but I would love just to have one hydrangea bush in my yard. Is that too much to ask?

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