Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Garden Photos

Happy Tuesday! Today I have some photos of my garden to share with you. I just love how the garden changes week-by-week. Some flowers are here just for a brief time, others are in bloom throughout the entire season. I guess that's the way it is in life, too -- some people are in your life for a short while, others are constant! :)

Our garden is filled with perennials and a few annuals, and it takes up the area around our backyard deck. This first photo is of a few "edible" plants I have in pots on the deck: strawberries (right), basil (left), and cilantro (flowering in the bottom right corner).

This photo is of the right side of the ramp leading from our driveway to the deck. The coneflowers are just starting to bloom. The white flower in the foreground is Gaura -- the blooms look like butterflies, and I just love its airy look.

We've had a lot of rain over the last few weeks, so my pots look greener and fuller than they usually do this time of year! :)

This area is one of my favorites. Just in front of it, not visible in the photo, is a small goldfish pond. The climatis is still blooming, and the daisies and daylilies have just begun to bloom. The Black-eyed Susans (foreground) and Russian Sage (right) will be in full bloom in just a couple weeks.

One more shot -- I love the contrast of the purple and white here!

Thanks for taking the time to stroll through my garden with me! I'll be back tomorrow to share some stamping with you!

Have a fantastic day! :)


Alex said...

Gorgeous pics Christina!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bethany Paull said...

Everything's beautiful! TFS your photos. I finally got out and did a little weeding earlier this week, so things are looking a little less jungle-like and more gardenlike.

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS pictures Christina! Your flowers are beautiful!

Michele Boyer said...

What gorgeous flowers! (Will you come landscape my yard?...or just help me? lol.)