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Saturday, June 12, 2010

You are Invited to My Garden Party

Welcome. My garden gate is always open to welcome you to come in, sit, relax and have a cup of tea. Every year I open my garden to welcome friends and neighbors to a little garden party. I start my Spring planting in early March and by June my garden is in full bloom and ready for a party.
I loaded up my Explorer Sport Trac with plants in March and started my early planting.
I have evergreen foundation plants for year round green and fill in with annuals for color. The Lily of the Nile and Penstamin are green all year.
Inpatients and Foxglove add color.

My garden gate is open to welcome you and Friends and Neighbors in to visit.

My flag is flying

I have been looking for something to use as extra seating in my garden that would fit in with my vintage iron furniture and found a wonderful old vintage iron French day bed. I found red outdoor cushions at Wall Mart and pared them with some outdoor cushions I purchased from Pottery Barn at the end of last season.

Bentley, my studio assistant, is busy making sure the garden is in order for our party.

I just purchased the stripe outdoor cushions from Pottery Barn and lucked out as they were on sale and also I bought the last two they had.

"Nellie" my old vintage Rocket Bicycle is all decked out.

I found the old blue watering can at a flea market and love all the shades of blue.

Garden hats are ready to provide shade.

Geraniums are in full bloom.

An old fountain makes a great planter.

Flowers are on the table.

Petunias are blooming and their happy faces say "welcome".

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who are following my blog. If you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.
I will be in my studio painting and will be on a little blog break next week.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


Donna said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of your beautiful garden and wonderful flowers. It's always a treat!


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Your garden is beautiful and just too cute for words.

Stacey said...

Erin, your garden just couldn't be any prettier. It's so inspiring to me to study the way you put things together. :)

Sue said...

Erin, I am just amazed at how you have transformed this yard into something so beautiful! I am not a gardener, so I don't even remotely know where I would begin. Your garden is lovely and I wish I could enjoy it and the weather right along with you. But, I'm stuck in hot, humid Ohio. LOL
Thanks for sharing your flowers with us.

Rhondi said...

Hi Erin
Thanks for giving us a tour of your garden. I love everything about it, especially the colors!
Hugs, Rhondi

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You have a beautiful garden, and it does look dressed up for a party. Your dog looks like a sweetie, too. I love your bicycle!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thank you for inviting me to your garden party! Your garden and all of its lovely features make me feel right at home!

GwendolynKay said...

Your home and gardens are so very beautiful!! Have you been featured in a magazine? If not , you really should!
Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Erin and Bentley! Your garden looks so very inviting. Wish I lived close by so that my Bentley and I could visit you two. I'll just have to enjoy your garden from your fabulous pics!! Your Bentley is a great studio assistant by the way.

Lots of love to you both,
Susan and Bentley

Lallee said...

Erin, your garden looks beautiful with season's flowers. I could linger all day! Thank you for the invitation.

Patty's Stitches said...

Wow! Beautiful photos. Thanks for the tour.

Anonymous said...

I would love to come and sit in your garden for awhile! I know you must want to spend all your time there.

seema gupta said...

you hav such a beautifull garden and flowers..


Kathryn said...

Adorable; thanks for sharing!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Erin! What a beautiful garden you have...it's obvious it's a painters garden as it's bursting with color and texture. Thank you for showing us your inspirational garden! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday....Maura :)

Mary said...

That's it, I'm ready to up sticks and move to your area if I can have a garden as bright and beautiful as you have made yours Erin!

It is exquisite and I know how hard you've worked to make it so....with Bentley's help of course! We are are so hot here now and everything in my garden is stressed and fighting to keep going at this point........this week has been close to 100 every day and today the heat index will make it 105 with humidity. I know you must recall NC Summers!!!!

Oh well, as they say that's Summertime in the South - and I say to DH it's time perhaps to sell up and move somewhere cooler with a smaller garden to tend - it would be less stress on us as well as the plants!

Enjoy your beautiful garden - wish I could peek over the wall in person!

Meanwhile, I'm still wishing I was in Africa and still posting about the awesome trip, but I'm getting ready to head North for a little while, New England and Canada, hopefully it will be cooler there.

Hugs and a treat for Bentley boy!
Mary X

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Erin, I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays as well....enjoy.


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Country Life said...

So much lovely garden and Bentley.