Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blooming Friday -- The Big Picture


I haven't shown any large scale pictures in a while. In summer the garden starts to grow out the well-defined bounds that it has in spring, but I prefer it that way. I have less weeding to do, and a horse farm is not a golf course in any case. ;) I think the wild creatures like it too..

Standing in the middle of the garden east of the house, looking north at the vegetable garden,
big bed, and pastures.

In the middle of the big bed, looking toward the pastures...
the Butterfly Bush is 'Potter's Purple' and the Bee Balm is 'Raspberry Wine'.




Commuter daylilies, Bidens and Amsonia hubrichtii in foreground.
Amsonia hubrictii has the most wonderful texture in the garden.


Daylily 'Hyperion', Monarda 'Claire Grace', Panicum and Hubricht's Amsonia.


Flowering Tobacco that's reseeded for the last four or five years.


Brazilian blue sage


Looking back up toward the house...


The house is not crooked, it's the way I was holding the camera. lol But I decided to use the picture anyway.

Thank you to Katarina at roses and stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place you live in. I think that's my dream home :) I love all the combinations of flowers you have and the open spaces. I've taken pictures before and they were crooked too, it's usually of my pond and I know that's not crooked.

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  2. Love the long shots. I know seeing it in person I'd just be in awe.

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  3. If you could only hear my oohs and ahs Sweet bay! What a treat to see your overviews! I am drooling over the colors of your butterfly bush, verbena and bee balm and then the lovely yellow of the daylily and the vibrant blue of salvia... the soft amsonia...what painterly portraits! Love too seeing your house... utterly charming!

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  4. Sweetbay...I love that combination of monarda, verbena and buddleia!!

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  5. Sweet bay, you live amidst such beautiful surroundings! Love the house and all the views!

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  6. What a beautiful house, and garden of course. I really love that some what wild look. Thank you for showing your world.

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  7. A lovely view of your garden. I adore the combination og purple and yellow. Together with green it make such a soft impression, makes me think of old oilpaintings.

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  8. I love the wild look myself, and I don't even live on a farm but in (cough) suburbia (or maybe it's a small city, it depends on who you ask!). Happy holiday weekend!

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  9. SweetBay, I love your gardens. They blend in with the surroundings and seem so natural. What a lovely place you have.
    Marnie

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  10. Beautiful garden - I especially like the Potter's Purple and Raspberry Wine. I could use those lovely pink and purple shades in my own perennial garden.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  11. Sweet bay - what a wonderful place to live! A charming house and gorgeous surroundings!
    Katarina

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  12. Hi sweet bay, I love the big picture of your, beautiful, exuberant summergarden. In spring the garden with its still well defined gardenbeds looks lovely but then when summer comes and everything mingles, the colours start to sing and the scents linger into the warm evenings, that is when the gardens come into their own. You have wonderful colour combinations; in the corner a daylily peeks out; the pinks and the purples, in between a soft yellow and the dark blue salvia, a very enchanting garden. The photos, like the house, do not need to be perfect, it makes you look and smile. I wish I could see your garden in nature, wander through the lushness, touch here and there and talk about your plants! But; if we would not have cyberspace, well it is a substitute. It is good to enlarge the pictures to get a good view of the overall plantings. The house is cute too and it suits the garden!

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  13. Very few of the blogs I read share the large scale photos like you do and I REALLY enjoy that. To live in that wonderful house surrounded by all that beautiful acreage is almost more than I can imagine. And....I'll have me some of your Buttered Popcorn:)

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  14. Thank you for the nice comments in my blog...nice to have readers and followers on different places. You show nice and cosy pictures. I like that natural style. Have a nice weekend.

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  15. Hello Sweet Bay, I've just discovered your blog and had to comment as I found it both charming and creative. Your 'prairie planting' has a familiar feel, as it's very popular this side of the pond these days, but that being said, I thought your garden meadows particularly magnificent. Your herbaceous planting for late summer colour brings to mind an artist's palate. The blues and mauves creating a misty haze in which the house nests. And those dabs of warmer tones, just glorious.

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  16. Beautiful Sweet Bay. I love the look, the house and acreage my dream place. The flowers are gorgeous and I especially loved the pink and purple ones together (my kinda garden). ;-)

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  17. Hi Sweetbay,

    Your garden looks wonderful.

    The muted tones really keep it together. Very naturalistic.

    I look at your photos and simply think 'everything works'.

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  18. Bee Balm adds a lot to the overall look of the garden! Beautiful!

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  19. Your garden is beautiful, just so filled with loveliness...I love the monardas with the butterfly bush and please tell me how I can get that gorgeous fuschia four o'clock to like c&l! gail

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  20. :) Gail, I think I know how you can get some of that four o'clock. ;)

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