Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - The First of June

Hi everyone - it's me, Francesca!

It's June and the garden is in full bloom!  There is color everywhere!  These short hotpink flowers are Sweet William and boy do they ever smell pretty!
One of my favorite flowers is the peony and this double pink one has the biggest flowers!
Remember last month our Cook's Purple Wisteria flowers got ruined because of the frost?   This wisteria is a later blooming one and it didn't suffer at all!  It has magnificent purple flowers that look like bunches of grapes!  The bees are regular visitors and it smells wonderful too!
There are lupines in the garden in front of dad's workshop.   Mom loves these pale pink ones and wishes they were in the garden in front of the hedges right behind our house! She'll save seedheads and sprinkle them in the autumn and hope they germinate next spring.
The red poppy is blooming!  We are psyched!  What a brilliant color!
You all know about Mitch's give-away, right?   We are getting so many comments that Mitch and mom have decided to pick two leather collar winners!    Mitch gave me the okay to choose a number from one to 100 and I've written it in my nifty pad right here!
Good luck doggies!

Mitch will all let you know on Friday who the lucky winners are!

See you all next Wednesday!

Friends forever, 


Princess Patches said...

Francesca, you are such a great tour guide! All of your flowers are sooooo pretty! Our mom's grandma used to grow a whole garden full of poppies, but our mom has never tried it. Maybe someday!

Penny & Patches

Dexter said...

Things are really starting to pop in the flower beds. Our roses have gotten blossoms! So pretty.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We love your beautiful flowers - can you believe that our Mom has roses that are blooming - that is probably an accident - you know she doesn't have a green thumb!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Nelly said...

Hi Francesca,
Mum now has TWO Lupin seeds that have poked through the soil!
The garden looks lovely. Good job you had a later blooming Wisteria ... Mummy loves that fruity smell!
Nelly xx

Basset Human Slave! said...

Hi Francesca, the garden is looking great. We just love peonies too but don't have any in our garden.
We must plant some. The Wisteria is very pretty - our mum thinks we have wisteria but our dad insists it isn't so will be showing him your pics!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Remington said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I can't wait until ours look like that!

Ina in Alaska said...

Glorious garden tour!! xoxoxo

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Francesca
The garden is lovely!
Love Ruby & Penny

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love your garden! It is very appealing to the eye!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Fred said...

Peonies are perfect!

mayziegal said...

Francesca! Guess what? Yesterday, me and mom and Brudder Ranger were out for a walk and I was minding my own business when I saw one of those peony flowers just laying out in the middle of the sidewalk! Well! I had NO idea what it was and I was all, "WHOA! WHAT THE HECK?" So I had to creeeeep up on it real slow-like and take a sniff. Then I was all, "Oh, it's just a flower. Move along. Nothing to see here."

Um, so anyway, your flowers are real pretty and I'm glad that you shared them all with us!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. My word verify thingie is patables and I think you are ALL very patable!

The Army of Four said...

Great garden tour! We love peonies, too! We tried growing poppies from seeds that our Aunt Janet sent us one year, and someBUNNY ate all the little seedlings! Hrumph!
We can't wait to see who the lucky collar winners are! You all are so sweet to have the give-away!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing that lovely garden with us. u have brightened up our day.
we can almost smell the flowers from across the miles...!
wags, bud n gin

George The Lad said...

You sure have some pretty flowers in your garden, mom says her peony is not in flower yet,I know now what they look like so will give it a good stiff and tell you what I think
See yea George xxx

Lacy said...

woofs, wow, u all have the mostest ever bute ti ful flowers..mama loves the peonie bushes, she had bushes of those in the house she growed up in..heehee she saided ants loved 'em..

b safe,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a beaWOOOOOtiful tour!

It was pawesome to see the inkhredible poppy!

How khool about the khollar as well -

As fur being sweet, I know M&M khandies khan only hope to be as sweet as ALL of WOO are!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

the teacher's pets said...

I can't get over all of your beautiful plants you have! We also love the peonie bushes, they are running alittle behind at my house with the blooming but I think by the end of the week the will be in full bloom. My roses are blooming like crazy. My climbing rose bush must have 75 red roses on it right now. Thank You for the Garden Tour. Very beautiful.

Wyatt said...

Maggie and Mitch-

Your flowers look sooo pretty! Love them all, especially the double Peony. What green paws you and your mom have!


Mack said...

THose wisteria are gorgeous!

I can't wait till Friday!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww Francesca....
What a great tour guide you're!!!!
Thanks for taking us along with you!!!!
It was a great experience!!!!
And what a beautiful flowers you have in your garden!!!!!

We would love have such a beautiful flowers and amazing colors in our garden too!!!!!

Sweet kisses and hugs

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

All your flowers are so beautiful, Francesca. The wisteria are awesome. And Mom just loves the double peonies. All the ones in our area seem to have had very short lives this year, too much rain and wind.

Great news about the collars - they really are beautiful.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Two French Bulldogs said...

Martha Stewart look out!!
Benny & Lily

Asta said...

Evewy time I see youw gawden , I can slmost smell the wondewful flowew. They awe all so bootiful. I think of al of them, i love the peonies the most. they'we so lush and have such a delicate fwagwance.
Good luck to evewydoggie fow the contest
smoochie kisses
ASTA, Mywna and Womy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Fransesca, My mommmys and I were looking at all your pretty flowers. Your season has come for you to sniff and see all the prettys.
I can tell that the bees have been very busy polynating all your flowers. And mother nature has showered your yard with kisses from the heavens,
Our flowers are not all out yet, but soon when the season comes to us, we will see some flowers like yours. But right now we will look at your Peonys and Lupines, Wisterias and sweet Williams- all your flowers are so splendorious.
Thank you for taking us for a little walk with you.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Francesca!
You know how much I enjoy your garden tours!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, Francesca, all your flowers look pawesome! I bet your house smells great with fresh flowers every day.:)

Teddy Bear

Roan said...

I love all the flowers. Let's face it, I just love flowers! But, those pink peonies remind me of a bush my mom planted by the mailbox when I was a short one, so they have to be my favorite. Beautiful!

Stardust said...

Honey, I want to tell you endlessly that your family has such a beautiful garden to be proud of! Those colors tell so much effort and love behind. The wisteria is so charming especially after knowing that bees like them a lot. Wow!

Bless the hands that took care of them.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Moma loves peonies. They always remind of her of Memorial Day at her gramma's house. She kept them in the old fridge to keep them nice until the family could take them to decorate graves at the cemeteries. They smelled so good. And the ants crawled all over them. Such good memories. To hold forever. (Thanks for promoting them.)

Fergi and Jake