Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wheelie Wednesday - Summer's Here

Hi everyone. It's me, Autumn! 
Yesterday was the official start of the summer season!

The Daylilies are in bloom~

 And the Coral Bells just keep on bloomin'!
 This is mom's one and only rose bush.  She doesn't feed them and she won't spray them.  If they like it with those conditions, then they're all set!  This rose must be pretty hardy because it keeps coming back year after year.
 Ooops - we fibbed.  Mom bought this miniature rose bush in the florist section of our grocery store years ago never expecting it to make it through a winter outside.  Well, it did - and it keeps coming back year after year too. 
 The Lilies are beginning to bloom~
 This Hydrangea needs some aluminum sufate if you want it to be blue, mom.    It's more purple and pink this year~
 Our Smoke Tree is smokin'!
 And the Astilbe's are in bloom!
 The Lupines are pretty much gone.  The pods are forming, which means they'll drop seeds and next spring there will be lots of new baby Lupines!
 This is the patriotic wreath on our front door. 
 And this is the wreath on our back door~
See you all next Wednesday!

Love,
Autumn

39 comments:

parlance said...

I loved your pictures of the garden!
I've just put in some daylilies. My neighbor had a wonderful collection of spectacular daylilies, but mostly pulled them out when we were in the terrible years of drought.
Obviously some of his daylilies made it through, because he divided his clumps recently and gave me some.

I can't wait to see what colors they will be.

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Wonderful pictures of the flowers and Autumn in her lovely hat. Mommy always loves coming over to see you flowers.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

tula said...

Wow Autumn that was the most lovely tour of your garden & thanks fur flowercating me! Looks like woo guys are all set fur summer-- except fur one thing! ICE CREAM!!!

just sayin.
tula

Gus said...

Miss Autumn...thank you for solving the mystery of the Hi Strangers! We never knew how they got blue until you explained it.

Gussie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE your Flowers and your Summer hat. Happy Wordless Wednesday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mack said...

Awesome flowers Autumn! My mom is speechless! (Thank you for that!)

Sugars,
Mack

Priscilla said...

Oh dear, look at your beautiful garden. The flowers are gorgeous!!!

Minnie Moo said...

Pretty garden.

Happy Summer.

Muah,

Minnie Moo

SissySees said...

Love your yellow day lilies. The deer ate mine. The Knight confirmed that the buds were there when he came home Saturday night and there was nothing but stems and stalks on Sunday.

BOOOOO!

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Autumn! Your garden looks so beautiful!

Thor and Jack

The Thuglets said...

Miss Autumn your garden is so bootiful!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Matilda said...

Autumn!!
What a great garden! My garden has roses and lupines too. But yours are more beautiful!
Say hello to Mitch and Maggie!
Kiss
Matilda

Barbara said...

What lovely pictures, and how lovely you look!

Bocci said...

Great photos of a lovely garden to ring in the summer-thanks!

Benny and Lily said...

Autumn we always appreciate your garden tours. We almost didn't see you since you and your hat blend right in
Benny & Lily

Sam said...

Wow you guys have the nicest garden in the neighborhood. It must smell very nice too.

Amber-Mae said...

OH so pretty & that hat looks lovely on you!

Sue said...

It's so colorful around your garden. Our rose bush is the same, we don't do anything. It just has to make it on it's own. last year it only had one rose all season. This year it's covered with flowers.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

sophie...^5 said...

Super gorgeous garden...I know what you mean about roses...if they want to grow and bloom then be strong ones, OK! Your coral bells are like huge man...mine are teeny weeny! Cheers Sophie!

Reilly / Bree said...

Oh that smoke tree is so neat - I have never seen one of those before. The garden is looking gorgeous as usual

George the Lad said...

Your garden is beautiful, I like the look of that smoke tree :)and your hat matches the flowers so well.
Have a good Summer, Autumn!!
See Yea George xxx

scotsmad said...

We love your flowers, Autumn.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

violett said...

I love your garden tours, Autumn
So many beautiful plants!
Also, our pink hydrangeas will look again. Mom forgets the timely fertilization each year
Lots of love
Mischka

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Autumn, how beautifully your garden is growing! Isn't it funny how the plant you least expect to thrive always does so well - that little rose bush is so pretty.

Our neighbors just got a smoke bush. Mom is watching to see how it does here in this area, and maybe we will bet one too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Archie and Melissa said...

oh autumn,
thank you for the magical garden tour!
your home is just amazing!
thank you for sharing it with us!

mayziegal said...

Wowee...what awfully pretty flowers! Where you live is a lot more colorful than where we live. Can you believe our flowers are just NOW starting to bloom around here? I can't believes there's places like yours where there's such a humongous color parade!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Oskar said...

What a beautiful garden you have, Autumn!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Tessa the Maltese said...

Gee Autumn I is not sure which is prettier your beautiful hat of the lovely flowers in your garden!

woos, Tessa

julandmatt said...

Thank you for taking us on your lovely garden tour. We love late spring and all the colors!
The wreaths are beautiful too. Mommy does good work!
violet

Asta said...

Autumn
youw summew gawden looks so lush and colowful and i can just imagine the fwagwance od all those lovely flowews..i think you must have a gween wheel cause I'm aways awed by what you show me.

You know that Mywna and Womy and the west of the kids won't even speak to momi any mowe cause she has stopped doing wheelie wednesdays?
Shame shame on hew.

I will twy to pouw some of the cool chewwy soop thwoo the pootew fow you
(in hungawy, they also make it out of goosebewwies, ow peaches)
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Deborah said...

You have a beautiful garden! I love the purple wreath too!
Thank you for voting for Penny! I really appreciate it!!
xxoo
Deborah

The Life of Riley said...

Such pretty floweres. Thank you for the tour Francesca.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

You have such a beautiful garden with pretty flowers!!! Thanks for taking us for a wonderful tour! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Lorenza said...

Your garden is full of life again!
Beautiful!
Happy Wednesday to all of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Teddy Bear said...

What a pawesome garden, Autumn. We love your Smoke Tree.:)

Love,
Teddy Beat & Sierra

DILLY said...

Luv awl flowers an luv Autumn's bonnet!!!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

You have a beautiful garden, with some really pretty flowers in it. I really love the smoke tree! :)

Momo and Pinot said...

Autumn, thank you for showing your beautiful garden. It's amazing to hear your mom's rose comes back every year. Wreaths are very beautiful, too! We only have it around Christmas time. :)

Happy belated Father's Day! paws up for 48 cups of Vanilla ice cream! (or are these gelato?!?)

Momo & Pinot

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Autumn
Your garden is the prettiest garden we ever did see. How do you take such good care of it? The hummingbirds and butterflys must be so happy in your garden.
The roses, and the day lillies smell good,,, right?
Thank you Autumn for sharing,, and not only a pretty garden,, but you are so beautiful
love
tweedles