Saturday, August 20, 2016

Our Yard

We have more pretty plantings than initially thought.
There are 2 huge pretty rhododendrons. 
1 small patch of purple irises.
A huge blackberry bush. This sweet white flower becomes a berry later in the summer. However we are now just seeing little green berries and aren't sure if they will turn or not.
Above is salvia which we have 2 of.
There are 2 of these shrubs above. I think they may be another form of salvia. If anyone knows what this sweet shrub of pastel purple flowers is, please let me know!
There are lots of ferns about that I would love to dig up in the Fall and group together to enjoy.


Hostas line our front walkway. Not one of my favorite plants however I LOVE variegated leaves on anything! We intend on moving these in the Fall to our backyard. Then next year put in a new walkway.
We would like to plant some bulbs this Fall so we will have more pretties to enjoy next year!

My parents just gave us four Knock Out Rose bushes.  2 dark pink, 2 light pink.

We have been working on a new garden area from scratch to accommodate them. I have been completely lax about our yard but receiving new shrubs is giving me the kick in the butt I needed to start working on it!

I hope you have enjoyed this tour of the yard. Thank you for stopping by! ~Val





22 comments:

  1. oh, you've got treasures already! so pretty!

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  2. How pretty and colorful! I love all the pinks and how sweet of your parents to gift you with rose bushes :)

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  3. I remember our first year or two in the house and all kinds of surprises were popping up in the yard we didn't know were there! it is kinda fun to discover - enjoy! what a pretty yard!

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  4. Wow Val, gorgeous! You have been blessed with some very beautiful plants! I don't like hostas either, but they are easy to take care of! LOL! The rose bushes look amazing! Nothing came out of our berry bushes this year! Too dry!

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  5. Gorgeous plants Val! I have a few ferns that I love and they're easy to keep :D I don't know what the pale purple plant is either!

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  6. Lovely plants and flowers! Maybe you show us a picture of your yard. I love my hostas in my garden but snails too. So most leaves have holes :)

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  7. Wow! Your yard is so pretty and colorful! I'd really like to add some more colour to my garden. I'm renting though so it'd have to be potted. Any experience with growing potted sunflowers?

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  8. I can only imagine how gorgeous your yard is becoming! These flowers are such beauties. :-)

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  9. looks like its so amazing. I love all the blooms u have.
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  10. Wow beautiful photos!!!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

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  11. Wow, you have lots of goodies there, Val!
    About the blackberries...
    Most of ours bloomed, "berried," and are done now.
    However, the bushes closest to the house, that produce the sweetest berries (and the biggest berries), are just now beginning to flower.
    In addition, one of our magnolia trees is blooming!
    We had such a strange winter last year, and I am guessing that must have something to do with the strange behavior of many of our plants, this spring and summer.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  12. Beautiful pics, Val, the purple Iris is divine, what a gorgeous color. It feels as if its getting hotter by the minute, lol. Can't wait for fall and cooler temperatures. Happy new week, hun.
    hugs
    Lenya
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  13. You have such fantastic and various plants! I missed seeing all your lovely articles.

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  14. Such beautiful color! I would grab a chair, a cup of tea (or wine depending the time) and soak in all that beauty!

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  15. Beautiful colours! Your garden must look fantastic! My Mum used to use a lot of Hosta leaves in her flower arrangements.

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  16. Love those irises! You've got so much beauty in your yard this season!

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  17. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Oh Val! Those are beautiful! I love an assortment of flowers. With the lovely combination of what was already there and what you'll be planting it will definitely make for a pretty mix. It will be so enjoyable and plan on receiving a plethora of compliments :D You're doing a great job.
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  19. Just stopping by to wish you a beautiful day, Val.
    hugs
    Lenya
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  20. Those are beautiful flowers Miss Val! I am still amazed at how you know the names of most of these I could only identity the fern and the roses of course duh!

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  21. Wow the flowers are so beautiful

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val