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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Garden and a Patriotic Sale

Happy Monday to all of you!  Thank you so much for taking time to read the blog.  I have said before that I really appreciate it and love the comments.  I hope this is the beginning of a good week for everyone!  I have decided to show what I have done on the Mystery Halloween Sampler tomorrow.  I didn't get any pictures today.  We did take some photos of the garden.  It looks so pretty now.  The ten days of sun we had brought it to life.  I think I have said before that one reason we moved here was the mild summer.  You can work outside almost everyday very comfortably. I'm such a coward about the heat.  In Kentucky I started fine in the garden in the spring.  Then by summer, I stayed in the house with the AC blaring in my face. However, I love a traditional garden, that is a bit unusual for out here.  I looked at photos of many gardens and tried to get a NW Williamsburg  look to my flower garden. The SBA designed and built the garden.  I have added all the plants.  I love the way it turned out.  But as it is with all gardens, it's a work in progress. 
The second group of pictures shows some things I got on sale.  We have a great little gift shop here in Poulsbo that carries Bethany Lowe things.  I waited till after the 4th and then haunted the place till the two items I wanted were put on sale-50% off! Yea! Again, have a great week!


 This is a view from our upstairs window.

 My hydrangea are finally blooming.

My dear DIL and Son gave me a gift certificate for my favorite garden center for my "B" Day in May.  These are solar lights .  I got two of them and put them in pots on the deck.


 Here is purchase number one.  







Here is number 2.  I love the vintage look of Bethany Lowe. I can't wait to see the new designs for Halloween!


13 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the view from your window! That garden is gorgeous! We have been stuck indoors for the last three weeks with the air conditioning as we are having a heat wave like no other! A few days of cooler, humid, cloudy weather then we are right back in the thick of things. I cannot wait for September!

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  2. Beautiful garden!

    I usually don't care for too much AC but it has been needed this year....a lot!

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  3. Your garden is glorious! So beautiful.

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  4. I love your garden--so pretty! And, I am one that has the AC blaring in my face. : ) Living in the South makes that a necessity!!

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  5. Your garden is so very pretty.
    Love your patriotic purchases. The bunting with the vintage children is beautiful.
    Margaret

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  6. I think your round shaped garden has the Fengshui philosophy hasn't it?

    My poor English unfortunately is not enough to express my admiration:( So only can say that, it is just a wonderful point where I want to be relaxed and mused about some mental issues.

    Thank you for sharing all those beauties with us.

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  7. Your garden looks so beautiful. Do you look at it out your window first thing in the morning? I would.
    Have a great week!

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  8. Your garden is beautiful! I know you must really enjoy it!

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  9. The garden looks lovely! I like the flag decorations!

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  10. Oh, Barb, I'm in love with your garden!! How lucky you are to live in a climate where you can grow so many lovely plants and flowers... it must make you smile every time you peer out that upstairs window :)

    Your Bethany Lowe decorations are adorable--have never heard of her before, but I really like the look of them...

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  11. i love your decorations and your garden looks fabulous!

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  12. Your garden is gorgeous. It's funny when our flowers have finished yours have begun. My hydrangea bloomed for the first time in 15 years this year. I love them.

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  13. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous!! You definitely have a green thumb!

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