Saturday, June 6, 2009

Share a Garden Sunday


Thanks for joining Share a Garden Sundays. If you're sharing your garden on your blog, please grab the button above, and leave a comment letting me know. I'll add your link to the body of the blog here. ** I can't figure out how to get Mr. Linky to work! ** Sorry. **

But, onward and upward it's garden time. Remember that Share a Garden Sunday isn't necessarily gardens you have done yourself. They can be those gardens of a friend, sibling, neighbor, mother ... the possibilities are endless. Do you have a favorite inspiration image your keeping hidden in your f:drive for that day when you can finally work on your garden? Why not pull it out for all of us to see.

Today, I'm going to show you my new addition to the garden. No, not Earl, but he's there too ... this is a 13' addition:

Yes, an entirely new bed off of the peninsula. Scott had purchased all of these plants and had intended them to go in another space. Through some clever brain washing - I convinced him to move them to the back ... but ... it's not all win-win. No, I had to dig this space, which resulted in a pretty lousy garden injury. A HUGE blister on the palm of my hand. Buggers!

The new space effectively creates what I was going for when I first planned the gardens last year: 3-separate spaces. The front "round" yard is between the house and trees, and functions as a space where four lounge chairs could fit cozily around a table or firepit with no problem. It's almost a secret garden like atmosphere, too, when the garden completely fills in. This new area will create the second room, or yard that we're calling the "long" yard. This would function as an outdoor eating area or perhaps dance floor - depending on how wild and crazy the party on the patio gets. :)

Beautiful peach roses, cannas, lambsear, stella d'oro daylilies, pink and yellow lilies, coneflower, beebalm, coreopsis and salvia ... all of my favorites are here.

And here's a little bit of the separation factor. This peninsula separates the round yard from the long yard. Eventually, the perennial banana tree will grow to 10', and give a second wall to the patio area ... helping to further define the spaces.
My gardens are still in process. It's June here in WNY, and even though I certainly could have more spring-blooming flowers, the summer ones are taking their sweet time opening up. I promise though, in a few weeks - it will be alive with color, breathtaking ... and I'll make sure to share it all with you here, at Share a Garden Sundays.
Now -- off you go to visit others.
Tammy @ Ma Maison
Deborah @ Midlife Poet
If you're participating, again, please leave me a comment so that I can add your link to this post. If I can get Mr. Linky to cooperate, I will plop you in, and things will run a little more smoothly. Enjoy the garden tour.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Artie,
    I put up a couple of pics to share from my garden for this first Share A Garden Sunday. :-)
    http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/06/skirted-roundtable-and-share-garden.html
    I love your idea of creating different "rooms" in your garden. And the idea of a secret garden makes my heart beat faster! I just love how your garden is looking so far...that Scott is a smart man...he knows a good idea when he hears it! I can't wait to see how your garden progresses this summer! That lucky, Earl, surrounded by so much beauty! He makes me smile every time I see him! :-) Happy SAG Sunday! Susan

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  2. Hi Artie! I love your garden! You have created somehing that I hope to be able to do eventually...separate my garden into areas with different purposes! I love your variety of plants, too! Lovely! I have put up a post of my favorite flowers...now blooming in my garden!
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2009/06/share-garden-sundayormy-favorite.html
    Hope you are having a great weekend...Debbie

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  3. I love what you did -- it is a great garden and will be even better when it matures.

    And yes, a garden needs rooms -- no matter how small the lot you're working with -- it's taken time to get the rooms at Linderhof but we have and the garden is so much better for it.

    I've got a post about the window box that I did today -- out with the pansies (sigh) and in with summer!

    http://linesfromlinderhof.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer-window-box.html

    Thanks for doing Share a Garden -- a great idea!

    Martha

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  4. What gorgeous garden you are creating. I love for the garden to have "rooms". I think that makes it so interesting to see and I love to see some tall plants seperating them and then some low ones like you have so you can get a peek at the next room. Beautifully designed. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I forgot to mention the "Cloche Party" I know you do fantastic things inside the house also, so check out my blog and find out about the cloche party on June 19th. You can click on the button on my sidebar to read all the details. I hope you will join in the fun. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Artie, your flower beds are taking shape just beautifully. I love the character that Earl has added to the beds. You have done such a wonderful job. I love the idea of a secret garden, I have a seperate little area that I have been working on that I call my secret garden. I cannot wait to see everything in full bloom. Nicole

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  7. Count me in Artie. Your Garden is coming along beautifully. I think that the separation and the creating of rooms will look really neat this summer. I would like to put in a firepit area this summer myself. ~ Robyn

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  8. Count me in for next week, Artie...

    puck @ cottageofstone

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  9. Share a Garden sounds like so much fun! I've just posted photos of one of my very favorite gardens on my site at http://bloomfieldfarm.blogspot.com/2009/06/gardens-at-carnton-plantation.html
    The featured garden is at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN, where "The Widow of the South" book was based. The Confederate cemetery is most impressive, beautifully peaceful, and historic, but I was also inspired by the house and its lovely gardens.

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  10. Thanks for such a fun activity! I LOVE you garden, I can't wait to see it mature! Thanks for the challenge! You can see my garden post at: http://sharonschickensinthemist.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-garden.html

    Sharon

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  11. Hi Artie, this is the first time I have visited your blog. I'm glad you are haveing your Share a Garden party. Many of the folks I follow are joining. I would like to also. I have added you as a favorite. Your garden looks lovely. My site is:
    http://nittanyinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/06/share-garden-sunday.html
    Thanks for hosting, Karen.

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  12. Such great inspiration particularly to someone like myself who doesn't consider themself as a Gardner. Your backyard is certainly shaping up to be the most impressive one on the block.
    Hoping the arrival of Summer will co-operate with you very soon and there will be a beautiful array of blooms. Hugs -Brend-

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  13. Artie, Found your blog at Susan's and came to see what you are about.
    Like your blog...will try to join you next Sunday.

    Barbara

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  14. Artie, Found your blog at Susan's and came to see what you are about.
    Like your blog...will try to join you next Sunday.

    Barbara

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  15. Artie, your new bed is fabulous - Scott did great picking out the flowers and you, as always, placed them perfectly. I love the curves of the perfect flower beds, and I'm sorry that there were at the expense of your blistered hands -- but they look beautiful, and they will continue to get more beautiful!

    I love how you have the yard separated into areas, and what fun ones. I want to attend the next fab summber party of yours and dance on these magnificient dance floors and sit by a firepit in such a glorious setting and with such fine company!

    I've been trying since last night to get a post up, but I'm having issues with Blogger -- my letters turn to squares...?! I'm trying.
    xo Isa

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  16. Pretty garden! If I can still join, I just posted about my visit to the ultimate garden: Monet's!
    http://mypaintingroom.blogspot.com/

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  17. Your garden is just beautiful!

    Please include me as a participant for Share a Garden Sunday.

    Tammy

    http://tammy518-mamaison.blogspot.com/2009/06/share-garden-sunday.html

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  18. Great idea & a beautiful job Artie! (Hope your blister heals quickly!) Secret gardens are awesome & yours words beautifully with your outdoor rooms.
    I love day lilies & have quite a variety. I bought some last year on ebay that beginning to bloom. It's a thrill to go out each morning to check on the latest flowers. Doubles & frilly edges are my favorites.
    Great post! I'll try to participate next week. ☺♥☺ Diane

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  19. Thank you so much for hosting ... can't wait to see all of these gardens ~ yours is lookin' mighty good my friend! Mighty good!

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  20. Pleased to meet you, Artie! Lovely garden you have. I posted a brief pond garden tour for today. This is FUN! **blows kisses** Deborah

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  21. Artie, your garden is looking great. Thank you for hosting this today. I kind of forgot...if you do this again you can count me in. :)

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  22. I was just over at Susan's (BNOTP) and saw this. I love gardening posts, so I shall grab your button and be here next week!
    Brenda

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  23. Artie, I found your site via Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for hosting Share a Garden Sunday. I love to see what other people are doing in their gardens! Thanks for sharing yours with us and I look forward to seeing more of it. ~~Rhonda

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  25. Thanks for hosting Share Your Garden and for sharing your garden. My post is at

    http://jos2ndact.blogspot.com/2009/06/flower-bed.html

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  26. Good morning, Artie. You are doing a fabulous job on this garden. Remember how hard it is to have pretty flowers and shrubs out here in West Texas? Winds too high, too hot, too dry. Your garden is going to be an oasis when all these get a little larger.
    I hope my little tiny garden looks better in a few weeks and I can join your fun Sunday.
    xo bj

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  27. I'm sorry to hear about the blister! Your garden is beautiful!

    Our hydrangeas are blooming. If it ever stops raining, I'll get some photos to, hopefully post, next Sunday!

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  28. Morning, Dear Artieness! Oh, this is so lovely! First I love the rounded areas on the top of your fence. I've never seen this before and it just gives your garden more movement! Can't wait to see your garden in full bloom. Hope your little plants thrive beautifully!
    Be a sweetie and thanks for liking my mantlefestation! That means alot coming from you, Oh Magnificent Decorating One!
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Your gardens are looking so pretty! You can just tell all the work and care put into the beds. Great job!
    ~Michelle

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  30. Oh boy, if it looks this good now, I can only imagine what a few weeks of sunshine is going to do!!!

    Justine :o )

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  31. Wow! Beautiful gardens, inspiring blog! I'll be back. I have posted your button and link on my page...

    Please visit the secret garden in Norway at www.sweeterliving.blogspot.com.

    Take care:)

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  32. I would love to participate in the "Share a Garden" this Sunday (tommorow). Such a great idea! Keeps me on the ball in the garden :>...Thanks! BTW...love your blog..great eye candy and informative.

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  33. Ooopss...I guess you might need this :> Thanks! Tracie


    http://athousandblooms.blogspot.com/

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