Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Summer Has Finally Arrived

Hi everybody!  It's me, Autumn!
The official first day of summer was only 2 days ago!   It hardly seems possible with all of the heat we've had already that summer has only begun!

Our lavender is in bloom!  LOVE the purple and the aroma is so intoxicating!
And the Astilbe is in bloom!  We just love the red. It's so striking in the garden!
The pink Coral Bells are in bloom too - tons of them!
And the chartreuse flowers on the Lady's Mantle blend so well with all of the other summer colors.  It's such a pretty plant with dew on it early in the morning.
And our one and only rose is in bloom! Mom hasn't killed this one yet!   It's only a matter of time!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!

Our friend, Bocci, is having a give-away at his blog that you won't want to miss! Check it out!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love,     
Autumn

31 comments:

scotsmad said...

We're having winter; but we enjoyed all your flowers. We live with a serial plant killer, so we're impressed.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mango said...

I do like the long days of summer, but sheesh, if only it weren't so hot.

How do you wheelies always manage to keep your cool?

Slobbers,
Mango

Penny and Patches said...

Your flowers are always so pretty! We can't believe summer has just started, either! Our mom can't get anything done, outside, after about 8 a.m. 'cause it's just too darn hot! Good thing she has lots of projects inside! Good luck with your rose. We had one called "Roses for Dummies" and it only lived one year before Mom killed it!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Mack said...

Our mom usually kills all plants and flowers so she is amazed at how beautiful your garden is Autumn!!

Maggie Mae said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I lives with a serial plant killer too BOL! The only thing she remembers to water is me and for that I am thankful!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Your flowers are always so beautiful. Our Dad would like any tips you can give him on growing lavender. He never has any luck with it.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Gus said...

Autumn...your garden is lloking lovely. And believe me sweetie, if my Muzzer can grow roses, your Mom can grow tons of them. Your Mom is just focusing on the variety and doing a wonderful job.

gussie

BRUTUS said...

Boy has it ever! Seems like once Summer became official, Mother Nature had to go and turn up the thermostat big time! Hope there's lots of water to keep those flowers beautiful!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Thor said...

What beautiful garden, Autumn.
We're having winter, but we do love Summer! Enjoy!

Remington said...

Your flowers are so beautiful. Our lavendar doesn't even look close to that! We even have a tough time to get it to come back every year! Your Lady Mantle is so nice also. We just planted some new this year. You certainly have a green thumb! Great job!

Martha and Bailey said...

Here we are again - no problems this time!
Hi Autumn, your garden is lovely - we love the lavedar and can even smell it!
Well we do have some outside the door but nowhere near as impressive as yours.
The roses are beautiful - usually something eats them!
We love the way the pink coral bells move with the breeze.
Thanks for showing us round
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Autumn. Your garden is always so lovely. And we always look forward to your showing it to us. Moma had forgotten about coral bells ... she used to have them when she lived in "the city." Now ... the deer would think they were playing a pretty song that went something like, "Here we are, pretty to look at, lovely to eat."

Thanks for the little tour. If we can't grow them at least we can enjoy looking at them.

Love
Fergi and Jake ooxx

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Autumn what a great way to start summer with a tour of your garden and the beautiful flowers. Have a snuggly day
Benny & Lily

The Army of Four said...

Oh, that lavender is the BEST!!! We can almost smell it from here!
Thanks for the garden tour - we always love looking at everything with you!
Play bows,
Zim

Melissa and Emmitt said...

we always LOVE seeing your garden and flowers!

the lavendar is magical!

i can smell it from here!

xoxoxo
m & e

George the Lad said...

We have those Mantle Lady's they set seed all over the place. and I love the smell of lavender makes me go all relaxed.
See Yea George xxx

Bocci said...

Your garden is gorgeous (and so is that hat!)!
Thanks for giving my give-a-way a promotion on your wonderful blog!
Your buddy,

Bocci

Tank said...

Thanks for the tour... beautiful!!

violett said...

Also our summer has not properly come yet.
I love lavender! Wonderfully!
And the morning rope in the Lady`s mantle is always worth a photo.
Lots of love
violett

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Autumn, the garden is beautiful - those roses are gorgeous - hope they last, they do look quite healthy. Astilbe is such an interesting and pretty plant - yours has a lovely color.

Thanks for our weekly garden tour.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Life of Riley said...

Loved the garden tour, loved the lavende and loved the idea of summer - it is winter here. Have a great day,
Woofs,
Riley

Life With Dogs said...

You garden impresses! And it looks like your summer is running way ahead of ours...

Inky and Molly said...

We might have summer here too. We're confused. It's 19 degrees Celcius today and it's supposed to be winter. What's going on?

Sam said...

Your garden is beautiful!

Sam

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Is it you, Autumn?
You always look lovely and elegant.
Your garden grows beautifully, you have green paws, my dear.
I went to Bocci, thanks buddies.
Cheers!

mayziegal said...

Hi Autumn! Thank you for showing us all your pretty flowers! I always finds it interesting cuz you teach us all abouts their names (and my mom doesn't hardly know anything abouts the names of flowers).

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Teddy Bear said...

Hi Autumn! Pretty flowers! We the smell of lavender.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
I could be enjoying it more if it were less hot... but looking at you and your beautiful garden makes me feel better!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my!

I did smell the lavender!

PAWESOME!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Wyatt said...

Your summer flowers are spectacular! We had our first 80 degree day today...so that is what summer feels like!

Wyatt

Stardust said...

Honey,

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL garden you have there, and I can't help praise your family for grooming all those precious lots! You should be very very proud. Love Lavender. Am a little sad that I'll have to wait till next year to start my Lavender corner. And yes, roses too!

Thank you for sharing all the beauties there!