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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Garden Party

In celebration of the first day summer, Cielo at The House in the Roses is hosting a garden party! If you'd like to see all the pretty gardens, you can click on the picture or go to

Here is my garden. Please sit down and have a refreshing snack before we take a tour of my yard and flowers.
See where the sun is shining through? I can watch the sun set over the river from that spot. The whole line of trees is the top of my riverbank.
I wanted to set an especially pretty table for you! Here I have a depression glass collection with a sandwich plate and sugar and creamer set in the Mayfair open rose pattern. I love depression glass! The vase is by Lenox and was a gift from my father's cousin and his wife for my wedding. (Ha, I just realized that was 21 years ago yesterday! The marriage ended 8 years ago, but I still have the pretty vase!)

Here is another view of my yard looking toward the river bank.
Before we begin, I'd like to mention that I did not plant these beautiful flowers. The woman who lived in the house before me must be given full credit. She did a beautiful job and planned it so that there would be flowers blooming from earliest spring until late fall. I thank her in my heart every time I look at my yard and gardens!

My son took this picture of luscious berries growing on the banks. Alas, he could get a zoom pic, but I couldn't reach the berries because of poison ivy! All of the rest are pictures that I took of flowers in my garden. A few are reposts. Enjoy!

The picture above is one of the gardens in early spring when everything was blooming. It's my favorite pic of my gardens.
I don't know what the purple flowers shown above are, but the butterflies and hummingbirds love them! They bloom in late summer.

My duck and ducklings statuary! It's from Home and Garden parties.

Hope you enjoyed your tour of my gardens! I'd love to have you stop by again.

P.S. The statuaries of Pan and the fairy in my sidebar are not from my garden. They were taken at the grounds of Ravenwood Castle in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. They were featured in an older post.


Tara said...


How lucky for you to inherit such a lovely garden! All the blooms are so different! This is one enjoyable spot in the world!

I am participating in Cielo's garden tour also, hope you can hop by! Enjoy weekend!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Absolutely beautiful and bursting with color. I hope my garden looks as pretty as yours some day!
Those grapes look yummy too, and the table setting is lovely.

Justine (Justwaaaa) said...

Kady! Your yard is just GORGEOUS. Not only the flowers, but that beautiful green lawn! Love the picture of the caterpillar! He's soooooooo cute! Now, how mows all that grass??????

Justine :o )

Justine (Justwaaaa) said...

Hey! I just realized it's Saturday and you should be out wedding dress shopping! Let us know how it all went!!!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So much delightful color! Lovely!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi there Kady!

Your garden looks lovely! I am striving towards one. I really enjoyed looking around.

Have a great day!


Deb said...

Hi Kady, I loved it. The table and chair for quiet time alone, the depression glass was beautiful. All the lovely flowers and nature were a wonderful take me away. Hope you're enjoying it today.Deb

Beverly said...

Your garden is just charming, and thank you for the cool refreshments.

Cathy said...

Dear Bonnie,

Those grapes were absolutely delicious. Sweet, hard, cold and so refreshing. I ate the whole plate and left nothing for any other guests.

I had so much fun visiting your wonderful garden. Just beautiful.


bindhiya said...

Dear Bonnie,
What a beautiful garden you have! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thanks for your visit.
♥ & ((hugs))

Shabbyfufu said...

Gorgeous flowers Kady and however did you capture the butterflies so nicely!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I was soaking in all the beauty and feeling so relaxed and then that BIG bug popped up and stressed me out again!


Anonymous said...

I think it's so wonderful that you got the house ... you, who are so appreciative of how much work the previous owner put into setting up the gardens and flowers... I love it when the right people meet the right houses :)...Donna

Anne Fannie said...

Hi lovely garden and I love the pictures you posted of the butterfly and worm, etc.
Thanks for also visiting my garden and posting such a sweet message.
Love, Ann

Mary said...

Oh how beautiful, Kady! Thanks for sharing all your lovely blooms. :)

Rue said...

Kady, your gardens are beautiful! I love the little table set up out there. Very charming :)


Barb said...

Your garden makes me miss the flowers that grow very well in the midwest!

Absolutely stunning.

Congrats on your daughter's upcoming wedding. Whoo hoo!

Diana Lyn said...

Hello Kady! Love your flowers, Thank you for sharing the tour! I was invited to do the same but was so flipping busy! Son coming home and all! Congrats on your daughter she is beautiful and will be a beautiful bride! Have a wonderful day! Hugs Diana Lyn

MARIA said...

Greetings from Poland!

FancyHorse said...

Thank you for such a lovely visit to your garden. Someone else may have planted, but you do the watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, etc, etc, etc.!!!

I love the early spring picture. It looks like an impressionist painting!

CIELO said...

Thank you for participating in our party and for sharing your cozy and beautiful sanctuary with all of us.... What a delightful occasion that was!

Blessings to you and yours.

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so (Joseph Joubert)

Sharon Kay said...

Thanks for the walk through your beautiful garden. I can all most smell the roses. The table was set so nice and I enjoyed mt visit.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your garden is lovely, and the grapes look so refreshing!
What lovely depression glass! :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

I adore your garden!! How blessed you are to have so many blossoms and blooms!! Pretty soon the Balckberries will be bursting on all the bushes along the roadsides here....

Congratulations on your DD's news!!!!

Donna Lynn said...

What a beautiful garden you have, my dear! Isn't the lambs ears so sweet? I love touching mine when I walk by...
It is wonderful that you were able to become this gardens guardian when you moved in, the last three homes we sold, the women let the beautiful gardens go to pot! Bless your heart for taking such wonderful care of what she left you, she should thank you too!

Bless you this week!

Bridget said...

I went to a Garden Party...People came from miles around, everyone was there,Tara brought a walrus, there was magic in the air. Donna Lynn hid in Justine's shoes, wearing her disguise.
I hope you know that song, otherwise you're thinking I'm a total nut case. LOL
I really like the berry photo that your son took. The different colors of the berries are eye catching.

Shabby Addict said...

Depression glasses are my favorite. Looks so inviting! Wish I were there! P.S Congrats on your daughter's engagement! How exciting!

Lori said...

Kady, Hi it's me acheing Lori over at pink faded roses! Once again thank you for being a part of my son's party and making tags, he loved them all!!! Well good news!! I said that for everyone who sends a tag I would draw a name at random and make them a thank you goodie box! Well guess who won???YOU!!!! I hope you won't mind it may be a few weeks but I 've been sneaking through your posts to see what you like and will send it no later then mid July! I do have your address. Marc leaves on the 8th of July and making your goodie box will help take my mind off it a itty bit! Thanks again for being so sweet new pal! Love,Lori

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your gardens are just beautiful!
I feel like I've had a nice rest at that lovely table, enjoying the breeze!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your garden is just beautiful! My goal has been to have a garden that blooms spring till fall. How lucky you are!

Carolyn said...

I just jumped over from Rue's I wanted to say Hi and Nice Blog!