My Alpine Home

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Stroll thru the Garden. . .

Won’t you join me this morning for a stroll thru the Garden?

Each day brings me new joy with each delightful new bloom.

This Iris that I purchased at a home of a woman who had a sign out on the street advertising that she was selling Day Lilies surprised me with it’s first bloom.  I love the peach and lavender combination.  It is kissed with water drops from this mornings sprinklers.

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The Hellebores have been blooming for quite some time.  I have three different colors in my shade garden.  This plant is one that I had never planted before until I moved to this home.  It is so unique.

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Sea Thrift, volunteer Snapdragons, Brunnera, Nepetia,  Sweet Woodruff, and dwarf Lilac

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The bloom of the variegated Iris isn’t as large, but I love the foilage.

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Chives in the Herb garden

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I love the purple of the Lilac next to the sweet blooms of my Bleeding Heart.

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Yard art adds interest among perennials.  Jupiters Beard is happy to reside by my cute teapot birdfeeder.

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The blooms of Mtn. Bluet (perennial Bachelors Button) reminds me of a spider.

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The flowing whites of the Bridal Wreath bush are one of my favorites.

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Tina Crabapple

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Mr. Robin greeted me as I walked outside to snap the first picture.  He flew off and didn’t join me for the tour.

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Sure hope you decided to stay.  To all you mothers and future mothers out there, these buds are for you!  Have a wonderful Mothers Day!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Diane Writes for Beautiful Sunday

A Rural Journal for Your Sunday Best

Lisas Chaos for Macro Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

Kathe with an E for You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Savvy Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Fishtail Cottage for a Cottage Garden Party

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

56 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Everything looks beautiful. love the color of your new iris and that cute teapot feeder.

Vicki/Jake said...

A little humor among all the beauty..I love it:) Happy Mom's Day Jann...have a peaceful one.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful flowers, Jann! I also have dwarf lilac, planted in 2008, bloomed profusely (I mean completely covered, see avatar photo) in 2009, and each year less and less and this year NOTHING, I am so disappointed. Any ideas? They are in full sun. xo

Diann said...

Such gorgeous blooms! Happy Mother's Day!

augcott said...

What a beautiful garden! You obviously have a green thumb!!!
Absolutely lovely!
:-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a gorgeous garden! I love the bridal wreath too. Happy Mothers Day to you

Carol

NanaDiana said...

Your walk about and pictures are just amazing. Beautiful. Robin Redbreast missed the tour! Happy Mother's Day-xo Diana

A Garden of Threads said...

Lovely tour of your beautiful garden. Love the two one iris. Have a wonderful week:)

toby said...

What a wonderful collection you have! Enjoy!

Lavender Cottage said...

Gorgeous flowers and colours in your garden.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

you are definitely an amazing gardener ~ Wow ~ Wonderful! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! I have to thank you a lot. I almost thought that no one would join my Beautiful Sunday link up. Thank God you were one of the few who respondend.

You have a wonderful creation of beauties out there. How I wish we also had the space, talent and patience to grow those Hellebores and Lilac. They are indeed beautiful pieces of heaven on earth.


Have a great week!

Vee said...

The colors of the iris are so lovely...that creamy peach and the pale lavender...stunning. I just noticed my chives are ready to bud.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, your flowers look like they are thriving in your garden. The iris is one of my favorites so I'm really liking that pretty peach and lavender one. Your thumb must be very green!!
Have a great Monday!----------- Shannon

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous garden you have and I love all of the little feeders and ornaments you have placed about.

Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week, Jann. xoxo

Maboe said...

Beautiful flowers!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Jann --

I so enjoyed the stroll through your garden. Spring is my favorite time of year with everything bursting into bloom and adding such vivid color.

Thanks for stopping by my post and leaving a sweet comment. Debra

ellen b said...

your garden has some beautiful blooms! Love the varieties of Lenten Rose that you have.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful garden! That iris is lovely - I've never seen anything quite like it. You are at least two weeks ahead of us!

Jama said...

All the flowers are so lovely, the garden must be beautiful too with so many blooms.

Ingmarie We said...

Such lovely mosaics. The irises are very beautiful. One of my favourite flowers. Some weeks to go before mine are blooming......

Diana Taylor said...

I just love your pink and lilac iris - I have never seen that colour combination before - it's absolutely stunning and I love the effect of the water drops on it -very clever!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the lovely walk thru your garden. Your flowers are beautiful. Beautiful photos, have a great week ahead.

pembrokeshire lass said...

What lovely flowers looking gloriously fresh and new! The herb garden was lovely...mine wasn't too bad until hubbie decided to strim it to make it more tidy!!Liked the robin too! Have a lovely day. Joan

Lou Belcher said...

Beautiful garden pictures.

Lou

Linda said...

I was reading this last night and dozed off to sleep - not because I was bored - but because I was exhausted from the day's activities! So, I decided to visit you fresh this morning! I loved the walk through your garden. And I am always crazy about the hellebores! I bought some last year and the "helpful" salesman in the garden section of Lowe's told me they were a boring plant because they didn't have any color. Since I was not interested in his unsolicited advice, I put 2 of them in my cart and walked on. Unfortunately, they didn't do well where I planted them, so I have to get more this year if I can find them!

Melanie said...

I enjoyed all of these pictures, your garden is just lovely! Love the teapot birdfeeder!
Love the bridal wreath bush! Mine has already bloomed, but look forward to it every spring, they are just lovely! Enjoyed my visit this morning!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love your garden tour. Wish i could come and join you and talk gardens with you! Spring is such a glorious season. Have a great week outdoors!
Nancy

Lee Ann L. said...

I really love the Iris and Mtn. Bluet. I miss the Robins -- we only see them twice a year as they pass through. I think they're gorgeous birds.

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues. That first picture of the two-toned Iris took my breath away!

Happy Blue Monday, Jann.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful! I really enjoyed my stroll... Love the teapot bird feeder-- I'll bet the birds do too!

Stephanie said...

This was a lovely tour of your garden. Great yard art too!

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your garden in beautiful Jann. I love the two toned iris. Seems the pretty pastel colors are harder to find these days. Love that picture with your bleeding hard too. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Jann, it is so sweet of you to dedicate this post to all the mothers! I see your garden is overflowing with color and beauty! The flowers are stunning, and the artwork is charming. I especially like the teapot bird feeder! I bet Mr. Robin does too!
Blessings,
Susie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Where are my manners? Happy Mothers Day, Jann. Have a blessed one!

chubskulit said...

Just gorgeous!

Motherhood Blues , please come and see.

Laura said...

so lovely...particularly that first image, so fresh I just want to reach in and touch the water droplets and soft petals.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Jann! Come visit my blog, because a have an award for you to pick up!
Blessings,
Susie

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Just lovely blooms the new iris is a winner and I loved the teapot bird feeder. Valerie

Pat said...

What a delightful tour of your beautiful garden!

Pamela Gordon said...

HI Jann, your garden is looking lovely. I always enjoy seeing other blogger's flowers and how far along they are compared to here. Things are growing but no blooms yet. We've had a LOT of rain! Have a great week. Pamela

Cottage and Broome said...

Love seeing your garden. It is so fun to get the Iris from another gardener. Your Hellebores looks like the variety I have in my garden. The teapot bird feeder is so sweet, I'd love to have one, I'll be keeping my eyes open. Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

edenhills said...

These are all such great shots. The flowers are beautiful. I really love that iris with the water drops.

Julie said...

Love all your photos of the beautiful flowers, some of my favorite things to shoot.

vicki said...

Your flower garden is beyond beautiful -- that Iris is just gorgeous! Thanks for all of these lovely photos -- your home and yard must be a real show place in the summer!

xo
Vicki

Shirley said...

Oh Yes, every flower, every bush looks so beautiful. I love my dwarf lilacs and yours look beautiful. Do we not love our gardens this time of year? Yes, we do and all year too! I can't get enough!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful shades of mauve and lilac in these delightful flowers!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi! I just found your blog through Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party. What gorgeous flowers you have! I really enjoyed reading yhour post and admiring all of the photos. I'm now a follower and looking forward to more posts! Hugs, Leena

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello! Your garden is so beautiful - it is lovely seeing spring blooms when they have long passed here - our helleboro have gone to seed - I think they're still lovely. You have introduced me to a few flowers I have never seen - I'll have to see if they'd work in my garden - I'll make room - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your garden is exquisite. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Fishtail Cottage said...

the garden tour is amazing! love that bridal bush in bloom too - stunning!
thanks so much for linking up to fishtail cottage's garden party this week! i'm enjoying my evening peeking around! xoox,t racie

Laura said...

What a gorgeous garden!

Kathe said...

Jan your flowers are just so pretty! I loved seeing them all. My Jupiter's beard is just now starting to bloom out and my iris finally bloomed this week too. We are having a cool, dark and rainy day today. My gardens are getting a much needed drink of water! Thanks so much for linking this up at the party! I cannot wait to see what you shar next week!

Fishtail Cottage said...

wanted to let you know i just featured your post that you shared over here at Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party! xoxo, tracie
http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2012/05/features-from-garden-party-3.html

Bliss said...

Your plants look fantastic, so healthy. I have a bridal wreath too and just love when it blooms.

~Bliss~

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Hi,

Amazing garden, I love Tina Crabapple flower shine white it looks fascinating. Mr. Robin never join me as well so better luck next time :-).

Regards,
Brenda.