Sunday, June 15, 2008

Deena's Virtual Garden Tour For A Cure

Deena, (Can I Be Pretty In Pink?), is hosting an online Garden Walk today...

and is encouraging us to CLICK to fund mammograms:

The Breast Cancer Site

It's FREE and it's EASY!

I'm so pleased to be one of your stops on Garden Tour For A Cure and think some PINK Columbine would make a good start!
"Home and Family" white roses
and a mosaic birdbath created by my sister-in-law.

I also like the red color of this daylily.
Smilin' Sunshine is a long-time friend and, over time, has been all over my garden. I purchased this clay piece in San Francisco 30-plus years ago.
This is a photo of my first peony cutting of the season.
Under our deck is where the house plants get to spend a few months outdoors. I'm pretty sure they like it...they seem to stand a little prouder out there.


Iron stepping 'stone'.
Asiatic Lily.
My butterfly bush hasn't bloomed yet this year so these are pictures from last summer, but I just had to show you the way it attracts butterflies and the occasional hummingbird!

Cleome, "spider flower".
Hens-and-chicks, succulents.
Iris and Allium.
Iris, are you ready for your close up?
I've posted this photo before, but little squirrel friend insists on playing a part in all of my garden tours.
Yellow daylilies.

The squirrels and birds frequently plant trees for me. Not always in the most ideal spots, however, this was a good one from last year. I wasn't sure if the tiny thing would survive our harsh winter but I think it looks pretty good so far.
Ivy ground cover and pampas grass filling in around the bird bath and, sometimes, squirrel water bowl.
I think these are Lobelia.
Large coffee cans, painted, decoupaged and filled with periwinkles.
Just a common Stella de Oro daylily but I love the color!
Another "Home and Family" white rose.
The tour concludes with more PINK and more peony cuttings. I love the fragrance! Can you almost smell them? I wish that you could!

I'd like to thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will check back with Deena to find more gardens to enjoy!

And remember...

Thanks, Deena! This was a lot of fun!



Lynn said...

Marilyn, your garden is stunning! The clematis is really pretty. For some reason, I've not gotten one to do so well here. I love all of the accents throughout the garden -- the mosaic birdbath is beautiful! And the coffee cans!! -- I may have to copy you. :)


SweetAnnee said...

Your garden is divine ..with all the lovely colors.. I can smell those peonies.
Tell mr Squirrel hello..

I am going to add my Turkey girl to mine

SweetAnnee said...

GREAT coffee cans!!

cindy said...

Very lovely. Especially since I can sit here in my AC and pretend I'm strolling in your garden. LOL.


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Glad that was a help for you today. Thank you for letting me know. Did you paint the coffee cans in the garden photo. They are sweet.

NeereAnDear said...

Your garden is so so elegant!!

Love the iron work and the little surprises throughout...

The peonies...lovely!!


Jann said...

Gorgeous--just beautiful! Thank you for the lovely visit!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Wonderful garden Marilyn. I love your old garden gate and Mr. Sunshine. Looks like youve got a green thumb.

Jan Parrish said...

Gorgeous! I love the pink columbines. You obviously love gardening. Great post. Please stop by my garden.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Marilyn. Nice to meet you. Your garden is beautiful. I have marked your blog as a favorite and will be visiting often. Sharon