7/22/09

Outdoor Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday. Today I am joining southern daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday which she sponcers and I'd like to take you on a Garden tour that my local Garden Club sponsored last week. There were 10 amazingly beautiful gardens from newly planted to 10 year old seasoned ones to one that had wonderful entertaining areas.
Come walk down these beautiful sandstone stepping stones with lovely roses planted on either side.
The Day Lilies are at their spectacular best in all colors. These white ones stood out among the lovely chartreuse green.

This lush vegetable garden is on a hillside with rows of basil, tomatoes, peas and grapes. This gardener even has a trough of special food for the deer so they will be content before they enter her yard.
At another yard, looking down about 15', these hosta leaves are at least 15" across. I have never seen such large beautiful, large leaves!
The lavendar is growing very well in our next garden and gives off a lovely scent as we walk by.
Of course we must check out the container gardens too like this one with its geraniums and (oh, what is the name of this purple flower?--can't remember)
I was trying to get close to this coneflower but I got a little too close. At any rate they are lovely in their beautiful pink dresses.
Can you make out this basket of boxwood with ivy handle holding pink roses inside it. It is about 6' long.
There are two seating areas here among the rocks and shade of the large oak tree. A great place to take a rest and have a view of the rest of the yard which is lovely.
Water is a nice feature in any yard and the trickle heard from this fountain is refreshing as we walk by.
I hope you take advantage of any garden tours in your area. It is a delightful way to spend a summer morning. After I got home I headed right for the nearest garden center as I was inspired to add to my own garden. To view more Outdoor Wednesday click here.
Happy summer garden!

9 comments:

Tina said...

How beautiful.....I'm jealous!

I so wish I had a green thumb....

Thanks for sharing!

Donna Marie said...

What lovely gardens! Thanks for sharing!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Beth at Aunties said...

It is Blue Lobelia. They are great in planters and in annual flower beds.

The gardens are sensational! Wonderfully talented gardeners! What a wonderful way to to spend a summer morning with friends.

Our garden pictures from Spring time really do not tell the truth of how it looks this evening with the hot sun scorching everything. We are being taken over by our yard this year...;]

Great post!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

GREAT shots and garden.

I especially love the face fountain.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Marie said...

What beautiful gardens and flowers Jean! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Mary said...

What lovely gardens. Thank you for sharing them with us.

The Fajdich Times said...

Beautiful! Very peaceful:)

The Fajdich Times said...

How fun......just beautiful:)

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL gardens!!!