Monday, July 6, 2015

Checking the Flowers and Berries




I like to walk through the garden to see how it has changed since I was last out there. Usually, I go out about every day, but last week, we had a big garage sale and I didn't make it out to the garden for many days.

What a treat to walk through and see various flowers and berries out. There were also squash growing... and we picked cucumbers. Fun. :)




 I was glad to see the Echinacea blooming... what a wonderful plant this is!  I like the way it looks all year long... now, as it is in flower, it is beautiful. Even after the flower dies and the petals fall off, and it becomes quite sharp as the seeds harden, it is still pretty... and I love the look of it against the snow in winter.

All that beauty... and then there are so many health benefits from it also. Such a good plant to have in the garden.


These flowers can look like weeds, but they are also pretty...  


Zinnias are a favorite... as their bright colors open and then they last for a long time in the garden. They are such cheery flowers.

These flowers have been a real treat... these are in a hanging pot, but I planted some pink ones last year in a new bed, and I was so surprised when they came back this year. I didn't realize these could last more than one year.

We really like blueberries...  so do the birds, so we have them all netted over and that is helping, although sometimes the birds still manage to get under the netting. 


The garden phlox are one of those "quiet" garden flowers... they just quietly appear and stay for a long time in the summer. We have these pretty purple ones.. and also whites. They smell quite strong, adding their floral scent to the garden.



So many pretty yellow flowers.. I had to trellis these as they wanted to fall down.

All in all, it was a fun and encouraging walk in the garden.. and I love the colors here and there. 

The flowers are growing so nicely, but so are the weeds... no, I didn't show those pictures to you, but the weeds are certainly there and my neglected garden REALLY needs some attention! 

Thank you for joining me on a walk through the garden to see the flowers and berries that God has blessed us with this year...  actually, there are many more flowers, but this post would be WAY too long if I showed them all. :)  I hope you are enjoying your gardens... or the gardens around you. I also hope you have a wonderful week. 



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27 comments:

  1. Thank you for allowing me to join you on your walk....what beauty surrounds you, sweet friend. Flowers are such a delight and always put a smile on my face.

    So happy to have you at Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs and blessings!

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    1. I do enjoy having such easy access to beauty. :) It is also fun to see the growing and changes which happen so regularly out there. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  2. Such beautiful photos!! I felt like I was there taking a walk with you! Thank you so much for sharing. Praying for you, dear friend. :)

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    1. I would love to take such an actual walk w/ you, but it is nice to share the walk through photos. :) Thank you for visiting.... May God bless you today.

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  3. What a lovely garden walk. I am happy to have joined you. I love zinnias because they are so old fashioned and quaint and look so pretty in a little jar on the kitchen table. I would like to invite you to my first ever link-up meme, Tuesday Afternoons. Please come by and visit.

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    1. Thank you... I do need to put some zinnias on the table... there are now enough in the garden that it would be fun to have them inside too. :) I will be visiting your blog link up... thank you.

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  4. Zinneas are a favorite of mine! They are so happy! Your berries are so beautiful, too. I feel like I could pluck them!! It was a treat to visit today.

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    1. Zinnias are so fun... whether they are the tall ones or the little short Thumblinas. :) Thank you for visiting.... nice to have you. :)

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  5. A most gorgeous way to brighten any day!

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    1. It is nice and relaxing... and fun. :)

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  6. such a beautiful variety of flowers! I call "weeds" like this wildflowers. They are mini-daisies in looks.

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    1. I agree.... after all, a weed is only a plant in a place where no one wants it. :) It is amazing how many "weeds" have wonderful uses. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  7. What a gorgeous array! I don't know why, but I have a dickens of a time growing coneflowers. They are supposed to be easy, but so far, they haven't liked my garden! Yours are lovely.

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    1. That would be frustrating! I transplanted some this year, and they are not taking off like I had hoped, so I think they will take a while... because I know they do well here. My problem like that has been zucchini, of all things! Everyone else seems to be able to grow LOTS of zucchini... and the joke is that you can't give the stuff away because there is so much of it... and I couldn't get it to grow in my garden! So far, I have had 2 of them this year, though. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  8. So nice to see your lovely garden. Phlox, lilies, blueberries, echinacea ... what a great selection. The birds got my blueberries this year ... there weren't very many. Zinnias remind me of my grandmother ... one of my favorite flowers. Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you... we sure enjoy it, and I have to limit myself so that I don't go overboard in the spring. :) We have done a better netting job with our blueberries this year and that has REALLY helped to keep the birds from eating them. I just realized that may be something other people could be interested in, so I may do a post on it. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  9. beautiful and inspiring photos. :)

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  10. What a beautiful garden you have. A wonderful way to spend a peaceful day. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you... it is wonderful to walk through the garden. :)

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  11. This is beautiful! I so love the beauty off summer! Blueberries are one of my favorite too.

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    1. Thank you.... I love that summer beauty also... some day, I hope we get as many blueberries as we want... we are getting more... but we could handle LOTS more... muffins, jam, bread, berries on granola, blueberry ice cream, etc, etc etc. :)

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  12. Beautiful! I love those flower photos - you can see such detail in each bloom.

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    1. It is amazing how much difference there is in various flowers... God is an amazing Creator. :)

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  13. Beautiful flowers and photos, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... we are enjoying them. :)

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  14. I so love to see the flowers of summer. Your photos are great.

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