Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - My Turn in the Garden

Hi everyone. It's me, Francesca!  Autumn said that I could have a turn to show you all what's blooming in the garden this week~

See that orange gazing ball.  Our small red maple tree used to live there until all of the snow that we had this winter decided to break all of her branches.  Mom tried to save her but she was fighting a loosing battle. 

 Our smaller wisteria is in bloom. 
The larger one took a hit this past winter too.  Two good sized branches got broken but mom says that wisteria is basically a weed and it will recover just fine and by the end of the summer, you won't even be able to tell that any branches were ever broken. 
Hi Dauby!

I'm sandwiched between two pinky peonies and I'm pretty happy about it~
 Poor Mrs. Turtle. No privacy at all. 
 She's trying to lay her eggs before she heads back to the pond for a swim. 
Excuse us for disturbing you, Mrs. Turtle. 
 These tree peony blossoms are bigger than my face.  And they smell sooooooooooo pretty!
 Did you miss me, Maggie?  I'm back from the garden~~
See you all next week.

Friends forever,
Francesca

32 comments:

Penny and Patches said...

You are a great tour guide, Francesca! You always have such pretty flowers! Our Wisteria has taken over our back yard! It WAS taking over our deck until Mom trimmed it back a couple days ago. We like yours better because it sort of looks like a tree!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Reilly / Bree said...

For some reason my Mom just sits here sighing and thinking how bootiful every thing in your garden is. She loves the wisteria and those peonies are just amazing. I bet Dauby is so happy winter is over and she can swim easily on the pond again.

Gus said...

Miss Francesca, your garden tour was lovely. We are becoming big fans of wisteria, yours is lovely.

kisses
gussie n teka

Sam said...

Hi Francesca! We loved the garden tour! Is that pond in your backyard? It is beautiful!

Sam

Priscilla said...

You've the most beautiful garden, Francesca! The wisteria and peonies are really gorgeous, we don't have them here because the weather is too hot for them. How lucky you are that you can have those beautiful flowers in your garden.

SissySees said...

I have wisteria envy at the moment. I never planted a bush when my aunt/godmother died, and purple was her favorite color... why didn't I think of wisteria before?!

Mack said...

Francesca,
Your garden is gorgeous!
And Dauby is looking lovely as usual!

Sugars,
Mack

Corbin said...

Wow! You have so many beautiful things!
-Corbin

Remington said...

Great garden, my friend!

Benny and Lily said...

Francesca thank you for the tour. Careful, don't go in that water you may sink
Benny & Lily

Jazzi said...

What a cool garden. We love all your flowers!!!

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Oskar said...

Lovely tour, Francesca!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

violett said...

Hi Francesca
I love your garden tours!
I hope you never progressions connected to the large estate with many splendid flowers, plants and animals.
Did your swan found a partner? And what happened to the turtle eggs. It will be exciting for you.
Violett, Mischka and Hoover

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Francesca
The peonies are gorgeous. We love the bright colour.
How cool to see a turtle laying eggs in your backyard.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - our lilacs are just starting to bloom.

Kari in WeHo said...

Sad about the Maple but we love the orange ball!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Schnauzer Days said...

We haven't met Francesca before, she looks a cutie, loving her wheels ;-) Our human always sighs too when she sees your gorgeous garden, she's never seen anything like the gazing balls you have, they are just gorgeous. Have a lovely week all, Dex & Lou xxx

mayziegal said...

What a Most Luvly walk around your garden, Francesca! I think are your flowers are so pretty. We don't really have anything blooming in Collie-rado. Please tell Mrs. Turtle "congratulations" from me!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your garden is beautiful! Mrs. Turtle sure is a big turtle!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh Franchesca thanks so very much for the garden tour. I specially enjoyed seeing Dauby and Mrs Turtle!

Such pretty flowers too!

woos, Tessa

scotsmad said...

A real turtle laying eggs...that's incredible.

Love the garden.

xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Clive said...

Your garden is looking beautiful, Francesca despite the snow damage! We lost some favourite plants here this year.

Murray was very excited to see the turtle and hear about her lying eggs!

We look forward to an update!

take care
Clive and Murray

Sammie and Avalon said...

Ohhh! Your garden is to die for!!! Fave flowers are peonies - can't believe how beautiful yours are! Can practically smell them from here and the wisteria seem different than the ones out here - so gorgeous! Sorries that winter took away a lil tree and some branches - you had a very bad one -
Big Hugs xoxoox
Sammie and Avalon and Oz

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What beaWOOOOtiful pikhs!

Mom wanted to take some pikhs of those kholoured pee-on-me's that she passes going to/from work but she missed them in their glory -

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You give a very delightful tour, Francesca. And you looks so pretty in your garden hat. We hope that turtle completed her mission:) Mom LOVES the peonies. With the harsh winter you had, it is amazing you don't have more damage and loss. Too bad about the maple tree.

Maggie looks very happy to see you back.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think I can smell the sweetness of your flowers,, and I see that all your flowers are the colors of the rain bow,, and they are beautiful
love
tweedles

Sam said...

Hi Francesca, cool - thanks for the tour. I really like how you have different creatures in your yard like Mrs. Turtle. My brother startled Mr. Skunk Jr. one year - it didn't go well.....

Wyatt said...

You dogs have been busy. Your garden is looking wonderful. That Tree Peony is really special!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Lorenza said...

I love the tours around your garden!
And this time with a little turtle included!
happy Wednesday to all of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Teddy Bear said...

Thank you for the tour of your beautiful garden, Francesca.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Stardust said...

I LOVE YOUR GARDEN!! Though I'm sad how winter broke some branches of your precious. But I think they have generally put up a good fight! Thank you for sharing all the colors, they really make me happy.

Do you know that terrapins are considered auspicious animals to the orientals. And it's good luck to even catch them lay eggs, less mentioned at your own place!

The Army of Four said...

Just beautiful! That wisteria is GORGEOUS!!!
Luv,
Dave

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Francesca -

The wisteria and peonies are beautiful. Mama didn't know that wisteria was a weed.

Dauby is so beautiful swimming in the pond.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci