Friday, July 13, 2012

Favorite Things Friday

It is finally Friday and Big will be back from Texas later today!  I always look forward to the weekend and the fun things Big and I have in store!

You might think so, but Big's homecoming is not my favorite thing today.  My favorite thing this week is my flower garden. 

I am happy to share my garden with you on  Favorite Things Friday with Mrs. P over at Quilting in My Pyjamas!
If you remember, when we first moved to this home, the garden was very sad looking.

Flower bed in March


I have spent part of every day for the past few months, working in the flower beds.  Big and I have actually created a new bed.

When my Mother came to visit last month, she said, "Oh you have such a nice garden.  It must be because of all the rain you get."  I had to laugh because she lives in the desert and rain is a big event! 

The rain that we had been getting was helpful, but my  constant working in the beds, had a little more to do with the beauty.

Echinacea

Butterfly bush and Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)

Vinca

White  Echinacea


Agastache


Bee Balm

This bed is just one of the the many.  It takes up a small corner in the backyard.  We also have a bed on each side of the house and in the front of the house, but I will post about those on another day!

When the temperature goes down and you can no longer fry an egg on the sidewalk, Big and I will be outside creating more space for flowers!  My goal is to one day have a Cottage Garden.

I would like it to be noted that most the photos you have been looking at are from my new phone!

I am also linking to Flaunt your Flowers today!

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I hope you have a wonderful Friday! 


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6 comments:

Nanci said...

I have all the same flowers here in Ontario....love those bee balm which attract the humming birds.
A good post.

quiltfool said...

That looks wonderful. I expanded this year, too, but didn't get as much done as I wanted. But, that gives me something to look forward to next year, eh? Enjoy the fruits of your labors and welcome home Big! Lane

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Beautiful and lovely. Your work is definately paid off.

Shay said...

Great work on what was a fairly bare garden. Im thinking you might enjoy the challenge of mine. Feel free to pop over anytime for a look!

The bee balm is so pretty!

AnnieO said...

I am no gardener or cook, but sure admire pretty gardens and those who do all that hard work! Beautiful

Marg said...

Wow looks like all that work is paying off, all of them look beautiful.