Monday, June 28, 2010

summer flowers around my house

Welcome to my house at 517.

This perennial in my butterfly garden blooms just for short time in the Spring. I can't remember the name of this beauty. My mom gave it to me for Mother's Day a couple of years ago.

Blue hydrangea...

Just purchased this hanging basket of hot pink petunias today for my front porch. I had a basket of pansies previously hanging there, but they couldn't take the summer heat and sun.

The midwestern favorite for the shade - hostas. I love when they bloom with their purple flowers!

Another hanging basket outside my kitchen door. Again, I am so bad at remembering name of flowers I'm not familiar with, so I can't tell you what these are. I believe they're some kind of geraniums least the leaves look "geraniumy" to me!

Hubby dug out some plants in the back of the butterfly garden today that were being dwarfed by the bigger plants in front. That left us with a lot of empty space in back. So I took an old picnic bench to fill up the empty space in back and put pots of pansies on it. The pansies were the ones originally in front of the house where they received too much heat and sun. The handpainted birdcage was purchased at an antique mall last year.

OK, so I know it's not a flower, but I am so excited by my new blueberry bush and the prospect of picking my own blueberries!

Thank you for stopping by - I love when you visit!


  1. Very pretty! Do you get many butterflies in your garden?

  2. Hi Tracy, we don't get butterflies until later in the summer when the plants are blooming. For whatever reason, the butterfly bushes especially take a long time to bloom!


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