Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Round Robin Photo Challenge-"Summer Garden"

Gardening is a true calling for my hubby and has brought color and joy to my life. rRose of http://journals.aol.com/rrveh1/WAIT-NOTYET-/ has asked "How does your garden grow." I found some pictures of how are garden looked this summer. The deer were eating Dave's flowers the other night so he has sprayed smelly stuff all over the flowers to keep them away. He's fighting mad so they better watch out! We need these flowers to dress up the yard for my daughter's sunrise wedding. The yard won't be very bridal with just stems and leaves.
His Begonias that he adores
Our swing with white rose petals
BBQ among the flowers
We have four 8 ft Jasmine bushes up against the house near windows. We hope the neighborhood likes the fragrance ;)

See other gardens here

19 comments:

Star said...

Beautiful. Hope you can keep the deer away long enough for the wedding!

betty said...

so colorful! hope the deer stay away for just a few more weeks until after the wedding

bella said...

how beautiful!

Tabor said...

You have such natural decorations for a wedding. The rug salesman told me he saved his tulips this spring from the deer by shavings of Irish Spring soap all over the ground. It is worth a try!

Janet said...

Oooh I LOVE the smell of jasmine!!! I don't think I can grow it here (MA)

rachel said...

Fresh jasmine is wonderful. Incense stick makers can never replicate that wonderful sweet aroma.

Your garden is beautiful Tammy.

You are inspiring me to sort mine out.....maybe next summer though!

boliyou said...

wonderful garden! So bright and colorful!

Globetrotter said...

Tammy, what incredibly gorgeous pictures these are! If I lived in your house I'd be outside all day painting these incredible vistas!

You have reminded me that there are so many flowers that I can no longer enjoy here in Florida. Those hollyhocks are one of them. But I am not complaining. (yes I am, lol)

What a lovely setting for a wedding! Wish I was your neighbor, by the way!

hugs,
Maryanne

rose colored glasses said...

beautiful gardens!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

What a beautiful place! I'd be sneezing my head off in two minutes, but it's gorgeous - and wonderfully photographed.

Carly said...

Hi Tammy

Lovely and peaceful. I love Jasmine as well, I wear that scent almost everyday. :) Are those snapdragons I see or is that Stock? Stock has such a pretty, specy scent I can almost smell it as I type this. LOL. Gorgeous, thanks for playing along with us.

-Carly

John Darrow said...

What a great garden. Nice job, Dave. I think you can probably even make the begonia drip system look beautiful.

Tammy, thanks for talking about your ALS and the insane struggle with doctors. Sigh.

Madeleine said...

beautiful garden, Tammy. i have commented before on how lucky you guys are to have such a wonderful place, although i'm sure it took lots of hard work!

great setting for a wedding. i want to borrow Dave for a while and get him to sort my mess of a garden out. you don't mind, Tammy do you?

acumamakiki said...

So beautiful! I especially love the swing and the hanging begonias.

Jessie said...

Can I come live with you????
:)

Amber said...

Your garden is a DREAM!! Oh, my. I want to have a garden like that. Lucky you. I can imagine how wonderful it is to sit in.

:)

Jolene said...

The yard will be beautiful for your daughter's wedding. I love it!! Wish I could come :)

~Jolene

paris parfait said...

These photos, lovely as they are, I'm sure don't begin to do the beauty of your garden justice. How lucky your daughter is to be getting married in such a beautiful place, surrounded by people she loves. xo

emmapeelDallas said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

XO

Judi