Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Morning Stroll Through the Garden


Hi everyone! I'm on vacation this week but I thought you all might enjoy a few pictures from my backyard that I took last week.



The crepe myrtles are starting to bloom. The barn which we'll be painting next week and you can see the pond my husband is rebuilding.



Two year old Crepe Myrtle



Morning Glories are starting to appear


A Pee Gee hydrangea


Beautiful peeling bark of a River Birch


Squash


Looks like a watermelon doesn't it? I didn't plant any watermelons?



I thought it would be fun to make our own pumpkin puree this year so I planted several pie pumpkins which are smaller than your usual pumpkins


Wildflower border


This is the birdbath we found for free that our neighbors were getting rid of. I added the cement statue.

Like most gardeners, I go out with my cup of coffee most mornings to see what's new. This time I took my camera instead of my coffee cup. I hope you enjoyed our little stroll. See you all Sunday.





55 comments:

Barb said...

Thank you for the stroll in your garden. It is beautifuland I have really enjoyed it. You have some great pictures.
Barb

Heather said...

very nice! what a beautiful garden you have created.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Very beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty flowers! Let me know how that mystery watermelon taste, LOL

Becky K. said...

I know what you mean about looking to see what is new. Everything looks great and you are right, that squash does look a lot like a watermelon.

Becky K.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely stroll!! Have a great vacation!!
Penny

Rhondi said...

You have a lovely garden Manuela. Thanks for giving us a tour. I hope you are enjoying your vacation and get to do some things you love.
Rhondi

Nadine said...

Dear Manuela,

Your garden is beautiful - thank you for taking us along on your stroll!
Have a wonderful vacation!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Rambling Girl said...

Loved your pretty stroll around your yard! Simply breathtaking to walk around and see all the wonders of God! HEnjoy the rest of your vacation and will see you back.

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed your garden stroll. Have a fun and relaxing time this week. Sally

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

It was a lovely stroll! I wish my backyard looked like that. Most mornings I take my cup of coffee and catch up on some T.V.. I would much rather spend my mornings enjoying a beautiful backyard. Do you have a lot of land? I know that’s a random question I’m just wondering how you fit everything in your space. My fiancĂ©e really wants to plant a garden but we just don’t have the room. I can’t imagine what it would be like to go into your own back yard and pick fruits and vegetables. It must be the best feeling!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, your garden is beautiful. I love the Morning Glories....ooooooooo! Gorgeous.

Come over and join the Rooster Party...love to have you!

Barb :-)

Tammy said...

I enjoyed our stroll...very nice...I could have stood by the crepe myrtles all day!☺

Stacey said...

Very pretty. You know I love to be outside. :)

Ally0005 said...

Enjoy your vacation. Your back yard is lovely and very big.

Ally

Darlene said...

The stroll in your garden is GORGEOUS! You have done such a wonderful job and I love the statue you added in the fountain. Enjoy your vacation.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour - your garden looks great. Really like your statues.

jenjen said...

So lovely! I love your little cherub. So cute! Your garden looks fantastic!

XXO
Jen

Sandra said...

Hi Manuela! What a beautiful garden! I enjoyed the stroll thru it and your morning glories brought back memories of my grandmother's garden. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

southerninspiration said...

So, so pretty, Manuela!!

Suzanne

Christina said...

Love your garden pictures. The morning glories are just beautiful as is the hydrangea.

Love your squashes.

Happy vacation!!

Storybook Woods said...

Manuela, your garden is beautiful. I can just picture sitting out there with a cup of tea xoxoxo Clarice

Millie said...

Your shrubs are just gorgeous..I wish we could grow crepe myrtle in our climate..

Colleen said...

Your garden is beautiful! Here in the south my garden is reaching the end of its life this summer. That's okay though, I am ready for Fall!

Southern Belle said...

What beautiful pictures, your garden is gorgeous!

Annette said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Looks like you have a lot of space. Hope you're having a great week!

Mimi Sue said...

Your garden is wonderful. Have a great vacation. Mimi

Bella said...

What a lovely walk through your garden. Hope you enjoy your vacation.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Your garden is so SO pretty! The picture of the barn with the colors of the sky and trees and flowers behind it is breathtaking! What a wonderful garden to take a stroll through with a cup of coffee in the morning! You have made it such a special place! :)

kymber said...

Hi Manuela,
I have been getting caught up on your blog by reading some of your past posts and I happened across your April posts about a Goodwill treasure that you found. I must live fairly close to you because we go to the same Goodwill! In your April 22nd post you showed the picture of a pear that you found there. I had to laugh because I JUST did a post yesterday on my blog about the same pear! I don't know if you got rid of yours and gave it back to the Goodwill - but I now have one! Too funny! Strange coincidence!

I, too love the Goodwill - especially the one in Smyrna. The little Thrift store across the street from the Goodwill is great also.

I LOVE your blog and get some great ideas from you.

Blessings to you,
Kymber

. said...

It's such a pleasure seeing your blog...

Alfazema

Jennifer said...

It is so peaceful and relaxing. I can understand why you want to be outside in the mornings with your cup of coffee. I hope that you are enjoying your week of vacation before school starts back. The summer has truly passed by quickly.

Have a lovely weekend,
Jennifer

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Good Morning to you, Lovely stroll through the garden. The UGO ( unidentified Growing Object) I get these too. We call them volunteers from the year before. I believe yours is a pumpkin. The stem end that attatches to the pumpkin is very thick and a watermelon has a slimmer stem if memory serves. Hope it gets orange soon~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Sharon said...

Good Morning Manuela!

Thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures of your garden. Just beautiful! I love the Crepe Myrtle :)

Hope you're having a great tme!

Sharon

Owunmi said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I enjoyed taking the walk and reading your blog.

Rebecca said...

Hi Manuela, I love your blog, and your beautiful pictures. I found your blog thru Life at Number 17 and Southern Inspiration. Will visit often.

You have a beautiful garden!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow what a beautiful space you have there. I loved it!!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Manuela! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! Your garden is really in full bloom! I love the watermelon! What a nice bonus! I am coming from Kymber's post and still giggling about the pear and the plate!! How funny! I remember the pear from one of your posts and loved it! Rats! Too bad Kymber beat me to it! lol Happy vacation!...Debbie

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Enjoyed my stroll through your garden...thanks~ {{hugs}}

Jami said...

Manuela!
Come back! :) I only just found your beautiful blog and I've read it from end to beginning - what's a girl to do without a creative and GORGEOUS post on your blog for a whole week???
Love, love, LOVE this blog! Thank you for sharing this with the blogosphere!
Jami

Michelle said...

What a beautiful garden...thanks for the lovely tour!

Hope you are having a wonderful vacation!
~Michelle :)

Colleen said...

Thank you for your comment about my granddaughter. She certainly is a cutie and I just adore her. Your husband is right. Even late at night the humidity is so bad here. I can't stand to go outside anymore. Just stay in with the AC down low and sip on sweet iced tea!

diXymiss said...

Beautiful garden, Manuela! What a peaceful haven you've created. I love your wildflower border and those pretty morning glories peeking through the fence. My little garden is doing great. So far, we've enjoyed radishes, basil, cilantro, zucchini, green beans and just picked the first ripe tomoto today! I like visiting my little patch daily too. ThanX for the fun tour.

june@craftyniche said...

Your yard is so lovely.

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love your garden - makes me pine for mine -we used to have an acre garden in our back property, but the kids got older and no time to tend it. Thanks for sharing - Jennifer

Laura said...

Everything looks beautiful as usual. I hope you are having some wonderful time off-

Laura

Martie said...

Thanks for the walk through the garden.

Just found your blog - and loved my visit.

Blessings,
~Martie

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! How gorgoeus Manuela!
It's all so serene.

Have a wonderful vacation. ~Melissa :)

Maryjane~Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee's Granddaughter said...

What a beautiful garden you have! Sweet post!

Gena said...

Your garden is just lovely. And I love your new header! Hope you're having a wonderful vacation.

Bonita said...

I love to see what's growing in everybody's garden. You're so right, each morning I go out and check on my "babies". Yours looks great!

Puan Isah said...

Hello,
This is the 3rd time I came back to your blog and each time I got mesmerised by your beautiful pictures and creativity here. That morning glory really remind me of my younger days, I used to pick them. It is nice to know they bloom also in your country as well as mine.
Glad to have met you, I hope you do not mind I add your link as one of the blogs I visit :)

Do have a nice day.

Angie said...

Hey Manuela! Hope you have had a good break with your family. I got that plate at Walmart a few years ago and could kick myself for not getting more of them. Let me know if you find them anywhere!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your garden, wonder what the mystery melon will turn out to be? Your pink morning glories are so pretty, I have some deep purple Grandpa Ott morning glories that seed themselves profusely and I. just. cant. kill! Oh well, when flowers take over it is best to just sit back and enjoy it!