Friday, June 13, 2008

Life Began In a Garden...




There is a garden tour happening over at The Preachers Wife today! For all of you gals who have a green thumb and for all of you gals who's thumbs have never planted a seed, head on over today and check out some beautiful gardens and yards.

I don't know about you, but I can't pass up a beautiful garden tour. So come on inside and I will show you around...


When you don't have room in your yard for fruit trees, you plant dwarf trees in your pots. The blood orange is on the left and the clementine tree is in the pot on the right.



Out on our back deck. The lemon tree in there is finally going to give us some lemons this year...yippee!


We gather under our deck here in the summertime. My girlfriends and I will sit and visit protected from the sun while the children swim. My Japanese Maple and my Hydrangeas love it best here too.




Our little corner area where my Butterfly Bush is very very happy. Our propane tank will be covered with blue/pink Morning Glories in the next month. There is a sun loving Hydrangea vine there now, hopefully covering it permanently for the next few years.




My raised beds were planted a bit late. They are behind for our California season. There are onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, bush beans, pole beans and that big bush in the middle is mint. I planted my mint in a container and stuck the container in the ground to keep it from taking over my garden.


Do any of you green thumbs out there know what this might be...
It's about 6-8 feet tall and has lots of purplish teeny weeny flowers on it. If I cut it and bring in the house, it sheds all over the place. It just came up on its own. Here is another picture...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I can't wait to take a stroll through your garden this week.

"Plant smiles, grow giggles, harvest love."


18 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Your garden is gorgeous!

Unfortunately I only have a couple of tomato plants and one hibiscus that hasn't started to bloom yet.

THE ROOST said...

Love it! Thanks for the tour.

connorcolesmom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!
I am envious of the fruit trees I want to plant some so bad :)
Thanks for sharing
Love ya
Kim

Tina said...

Your garden is wonderful. It inspires me to document mine too, but I live in Wyoming and am still getting the hang of this environment. The wind is always blowing everything over and we get hail damage and frosts even into the summer sometimes!

Heather said...

Fabulous tour! It all looks so refreshing and inviting, especially the thought of fresh veggies.

I can't help you with the unknown plant. No clue - sorry!

Thanks for the tour!

Nancy said...

Love the front door scene! Showing my greenery ignorance...do those actually grow fruit? If they do, what a treat! If not, they're beautiful anyway.

Shelly said...

You yard, flowers and the whole set up that you have is wonderful. Very beautiful!

I am not sure what that plant is that you are asking about, I think it is a form of a lilac bush but, it also reminds me of some type of butterfly bush. Do butterflys go bit it all the time?

Sheryl said...

Beautiful!! I forgot today was the garden tour, I'll be heading over to look at the rest. This will do my heart good. Since I can't get out and do my own, God will show me all of yours. YES!

Sheryl

Fran said...

Absolutely love it Joanne! Just love it!!!

Praying for ya sweetie.
Be blessed,
Fran

RR Mama said...

Beautiful! Love the little purple flowers. Thanks for showing us your yard.

AlaneM said...

I love all your flowers - especially the last little purplish teeny weeny ones. Got now clue what they are though :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Your garden and flowers are gorgeous, but what I REALLY love is your red front door!

Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife said...

What a great outdoor for the propane tank...couldn't they make those things cuter?

Your flowers are just beautiful. I wish I could help with your mystery plant..:) Thanks for having us over!

Mari said...

Beautiful flowers! I'm envious of your hydrangeas. We haven't had good luck with them.

jamie in rose cottage said...

I'm not sure about that plant, either. I have a purple mystery one myself! I think we should make up some exotic sounding name and look totally serious when we tell people what the plant is called. :-)

Loved your garden tour!

Erin said...

Just beautiful!

Melanie said...

OOh... Joanne. Absolutely beautiful!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Beautiful Garden!

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