Friday, August 27, 2010


Happy Friday Everyone! :)

I really hope you have all had a wonderful week :)

I have had a really weird bug and I have not felt good at all but I am feeling a little stronger now and so hopefully (fingers crossed :) I will be able to go for a nice walk and out for lunch over the weekend and who knows maybe take some more photos ( He! He!)

So, to get us all in the mood for a relaxing Weekend, here are some photos of my container plants in my Garden. I hope you Enjoy Them :)

I really like these "Busy Lizzies" or Impatiens, the white running thru the red makes them so vibrant. Oh and say "Hi" to the many little "Friends" that are visiting on these plants, it is amazing anything survives in my Garden given everything that eats there daily but that is the ecosystem and I do not like pesticides. :(

View of our front door from our driveway.

The Impatiens that line the entryway :)

Container Garden opposite the Front Door and Entryway.

Variegated Geranium.

Coleus, I love the colours and varieties of this plant, we can only grow these outside during the summer but they make great house plants too!

Flowering Tobacco plant, I love the deepness of colour in this plant, I have never had one this red, usually I have only found pinks and whites before, which are gorgeous too!

Nasturtiums, these come in so many bright colours and planting these from seed is a very easy and rewarding plant to have in the garden during the Summer. :)

I love that Geraniums come is such a vast variety of shapes and colours. They always hold such a powerful place in a Summer Garden :)

And what I would do without my Lobelia, I have no clue, love, love this plant! The vibrant, deep blue with the bright white centres, it grows well and fast and complements lovely pink Geraniums very nicely. :)

Dusty Miller, this plant is gorgeous and so I plant it all by itself. Even though they are sold as Annuals, my plants I cut back every year and they come back year after year. The 8 I have now, have been coming back for 10 years. Depending on the time of day and how the light reflects off them, they show beautiful shades of greens, silver and gold. :)

Osteospermums or African Daisies are one of my Favourite Flowers. I love the complexity of the centres and the long smooth flowing prettiness of the petals.
I really hope you enjoyed my Friday Flowers! :)
If you haven't entered my Summer Giveaway on my blog, there is still time, you can do that HERE!

Have a Wonderful Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

Your home must be just beautiful with the abundance of gorgeous plants you grow!

I almost bought some Coleus the other day, but know nothing about it. I think the label said it was an annual (so can you really keep them indoors to survive the winter?). It is more than possible I've confused this with another plant, but it must have been similiar, because I just die over those gorgeous leaves.

PrairieWindDesigns said...

I love your Friday Flowers! Thank you for brightening my day!

Annette said...

Oh so pretty!!! I would just love to spend time in your gardens!! :)

Little Tesoro said...

Oh wow, I feel like I just walked through a peaceful garden. Thanks! I needed that.

Almost Precious said...

Hi T - Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather but glad that you're starting to feel better. Summertime colds and flues are the worse !
Lovely, lovely, lovely photos of your inspirational garden, so many beautiful flowers that this time I can't pick a favorite.

RainGardener said...

Your flowers look beautiful and especially for this time of year and the heat we've been having.
Hope you're feeling much better.

The Lavender Daisy said...

Your flowers are so bright and cheerful! (and I love the daisy :) ) I hope that you feel better and are able to go on your walk and to lunch. Have a great weekend!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh they are just so beautiful! Great pics!

Melissa said...

Hope you're feeling better, and what beautiful flower pictures (as usual)!!

Also, I wanted to thank you for your supportive comment on the "spread the love" post -- your compliments were so kind and lovely! Hope you enjoy spreading the love!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I hope your feeling better. I miss our old house we used to do this every year. I don't have much time these days and I really miss our flowers . Your garden is LOVELY !!!

galla15 said...

Holy cow!! That is a lot of flowers, and they are GORGEOUS!!! I am now following yoU :)

Charlotte said...

The garden looks amazing!! I love the busy lizzies!