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Saturday, June 27, 2009

SHARE A GARDEN and SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY





I am just beside myself to be joining in with sweet ARTIE
I'm afraid I am rushing it a little...
my rose bushes aren't producing really well yet...
my Rose of Sharon's have buds all over them but....
no blooms as yet...
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But, I decided to post anyway and will do it again when my blooms happens..:)
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Stop by and see pretty gardens and flowers all over Blogland...
and tell Artie thanks for hosting.
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My Star Jasmine...I just planted it this spring so it won't get too large
this summer...hoping by next, tho, that it will be climbing the old picket fence section behind it....
and produce those adorable white STARS....
can't wait... ..but I am SO not a gardener. If something lives in my garden,
it is just pure happenstance !!
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This little country garden plot is at the edge of my
front lawn...it's like a little wildflower garden !
....lots of buds here...
I love day lilies
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Dusty Miller......and I can't even remember the name of this red flower...is it verbenas?
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HUGE clusters of flowers on the Trumpet Vine...they are really pretty this year..guess all the rain made them happy !

*NOTE TO JUSTINE...did you notice ...I spelled 'huge' right ?!!! :)
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MR. SWEET'S topsy turvey planter
tomatoes are going gangbusters...these are the cherry tomatoes...
and he also has little tiny peppers on his pepper plant..
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One big tomato on the Beefeater tomato plant but lots of little yellow blooms...
I happen to LOVE fried green tomatoes but I am trying to contain myself....
he wants this tomato to get bigger and ripe!!
I am hoping there will be more than one... GOOD GRIEF !
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this is a photo from last season of the little purple flowers that fall off EVERY evening and
have a brand new little purple flower every morning...just blows my mind !
They haven't got into full bloom this year but will add a new photo when they do..
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All the blooms are off this plant...bwaaaaa...I hope they will come back.
The worst part...I didn't even think to dry them....what's wrong with me ?
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I also wanted to join SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY...
my first time ! *blush
Be sure to go over to HEY, HARRIET, our gracious host and
visit her and the others showing off their SHADOW SHOTS...
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I guess this is just SHADE instead of SHADOW but I like the photo....
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I really enjoyed finding shadow and shade photos and
enjoyed even more looking at the others offered.
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have a blessed and happy day...

34 comments:

Deborah said...

De-Lovely! Stunning flowers! I greatly enjoyed your garden tour AND your shadow shot! **blows kisses** Deborah

Allidink said...

Pretty garden! And I love tomatoes :) fresh tomatoes from ones garden are the best! Poor hydrangeas they will probably surprise you next year!

All the best,
Allison

Vicki said...

Love the photos and the fairy dust!

Sue said...

Your garden sure has a lot of color! I like the blooms on the trumpet vine as well as the fading hydrangea.. It's always inspiring to see someone else's garden- I need to get up the gumption to till my own- I tend towards a brown thumb, ya know! Thanks for sharing it. :-) Sue

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers, marvelous captures for shadow shot! Beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing it all! Including the fairy dust!

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing your special flowers...they are stunning!

Hey Harriet said...

A lovely selecton of flowers and some sweet shadows! Thanks so much for joining in Shadow Shot Sunday :)

Theresa said...

Ahhhhh, flowers take my breath they are so beautiful! We got lots of rain here and now not a drop. It is amazing how quickly things dry out. Lovely pictures! Have a blessed Sunday!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Pretty pics of your garden! Makes me want to get some flowers for my balcony.

Martha said...

A pretty garden -- great shots of all of the flowers.

Sandi McBride said...

Your flower garden is fantastic! I love the Hydrangea...I dry mine and spray them with a light gold paint and decorate with them at Christmas...your shadow shots are lovely, well done you!
Sandi

Terri and Bob said...

Lovely!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ, your flowers are so lovely. I especially love the orange ones.....oooooooooooh!!

Just lovely.

Hugs, Barb

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Beautiful...inspiring! Yes dear those are verbenas! Happy Gardening!

Justine said...

Ooh, prettiness all over the place, BJ! I love that shadow shot against the wall or whatever that is. Beautiful!
And yippeeeee.... she spelled HUGE correctly! Two points for you!

Justine :o )

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! Everythng looks so pretty. The shadow pictures are neat. You are going to be enjoying those tomatoes. Woo hoo!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Garden hat and tools
waiting for the gardener
to get back to work!

skoots1mom said...

oh, so pretty!
very nicely done :)
enjoyed the visit

Beverly said...

BJ, all your blooms and greens are wonderful. I would love to have some home grown tomatoes.

Brenda said...

Well, your plants sure look a heck of a lot better than mine here in East Texas! No rain and stifling heat makes for angry plants! Everything is just beautiful and lush there. I'm sure you have a lot to do with your yard looking this good.
Brenda

bobbie said...

Delightful shadows, and a delightful garden! Welcome to Shadow Shots.

bobbie said...

Delightful shadows and a delightful garden.
Welcome to Shadow Shots.

Dawn said...

Love your blooms!
Thanks for stopping in...
Come back soon.
!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful gardens, BJ! I love your shadow shots, too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my..you did stunningly! The first time is alway...well..the first time. You did good!!
I want those BIG pictures so badly..and I'm scared silly to try.
Hugs!
Mona

Draffin Bears said...

Your garden is beautiful and I enjoyed having a look around - thank you. The hydrangea is a pretty colour.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Oh - goodness - what a lovely garden you have. Your shadow shot turned out great. I usually try not to shoot shadows and after looking at your photograph I will start doing some shadow shots.
Thank you so much for helping out with the dog scarf project - looks like we have 10 - 12 more bloggers who are decorting scaves from the publicity you gave us.
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Erin

Smilingsal said...

I think that flower is a geranium. I love your hydrangeas.

ksarra said...

Hi BJ! Your flowers are looking GORGEOUS! I love pretty flowers, just don't like the heat, mosquitos, weeds, etc. So if something grows in my yard (and there ARE lots of flowers) it pretty much has to be foolproof and super easy to grow. I find that if I stick with the old time native plants, I usually have better luck. You are such a treasure, and your joy for living SHINES through to make everything around you brighter! Have a great week!

niartist said...

Oh bj, this was stunning! I don't think you were rushing into this at all - it's all gorgeous! We have those orange daylilies too. I love them, Scott isn't so happy about them. They apparently are impervious here. Simply stunning though - and I SOOOOO appreciate you playing along with Share a Garden Sunday! You're welcome every time!

~~Rhonda said...

I enjoyed your garden tour. And your shadow pics are great! ~~Rhonda

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

You rock, BJ!

How I wish my garden is as nice & gorgeous as yours.

Lovely parade of shadows make me healthy too.

Hugs!

PEA said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous, BJ! My hydrangeas haven't bloomed yet, in fact they're just now forming the flower part. Everything looks lovely in your garden:-) We just got our veggie garden planted a couple of weeks ago so everything is just now starting to come up. Nothing will be ready to harvest for a few weeks, though. The growing season is so late and short here in Northern Ontario. xoxo

Kathleen Grace said...

I was so behind on my visiting you BJ! My brother came this weekend and I havent been keeping up at all! We had a nice visit though:>) Your garden looks so beautiful, I love how dusty miller looks, I need to get some for my own garden!