Saturday, July 10, 2010

Go Outside and Plant Something!

"I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds."
~Robert Bridges,

One of my favorite blogs to visit is Trouvais. Trish has the most lovely garden, and she always inspires me to go outside and tend to my flowers. Reading her post here, and seeing all of her lovely flowers made me realize that I need less computer time and more garden time!
A little snapshot of Trish's garden. I love her faux bois table and stone pots.

So, my goal for this weekend and next week is to spend more time in the garden--it really does need some attention.
My potager garden needs help! Why don't we have tomatoes yet? The basil is doing great and wondering the same thing! Nothing like basil on tomatoes.

The Iceberg roses are happy, but they need to be deadheaded. This photo was taken just before the lavender opened up.

Today is #1 Granddaughter's birthday! Happy Birthday Reese! And thank you for reminding your grandma to go outside and smell the roses!

Have a wonderful weekend! Go outside and plant something!

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Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Happy Birthday to precious Reese! What a darling child!

One of my faavorite things to do is play in the dirt! It brings me so much joy and satisfaction! The only negative is living in the Texas heat it is a little harder to get the results that we used to have in Cali...ever the optimist I keep plugging along!

Enjoy your beautiful space!

Trouvais said...

Hi Delores and merci! Your lavender looks gorgeous! I am now regretting replacing my old hedges with new plants...impatient for them to be settled in. I can't believe you're a grandmother! XO Trish

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, my goodness! This is all so lovely! I have been backing off my blogging lately since the boys are home because of summer vacation. I haven't been gardening, though. I've been doing endless laundry. Delores, why won't the laundry end??? I've never been jealous of you - happy and enjoying everything that you share. Now, I am jealous! I am jealous of your beautiful laundry room! sigh. It's a good thing that I enjoy doing the laundry because, with the situation we have set up, it's a trial. This is next winter's project, though. Maybe, instead of jealousy, I should feel inspiration! Well, enjoy the beautiful CA outdoors!!!

Love, Katy Noelle

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy birthday to Reese! And I love your frenchy! I have lavender in a hates our clay soil. That's OK...a little of Provence! Happy weekend...hugs..Debbie

drollgirl said...

beautiful pictures! and your blog is lovely!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love to spend time in the garden. It's just too darned hot here right now. Happy Birthday to the little sweetie there!

Sonia said...

Your iceberg roses and that lavender are heavenly...your granddaughter is adorable..hope her birthday was special. Thanks for sharing...I did plant several crepe myrtles this weekend..couldn't resist! Hope your weekend is wonderful

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday to your Granddaughter!!
My courtyard looks sad. I pick plants that usually bloom thru the Summer, but this year many have stopped blooming. :( I have watered and fertilized as usual with no luck. My neighbor is having the same problem. I feel sure the early heat wave we had this year has something to do with it all.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

cityfarmer said...

what a special weekend ... Reese is beautiful
I've got the "chickens" overnight ..
we're havin' a ball

and some ice cream is next on the schedule

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Reese. You sure are cute. Flowers are so nice. Climate must have alot to do with the success.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love this post. Don't you want to be able to read all the design blogs AND work in the garden? Not enough hours in the day!! Sweet, sweet grandaughter!

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely granddaughter. Your garden are just beautiful. You captured the vivid colors like a pro.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Your granddaughter is adorable! My garden is so sad right now. The 105 degree days have really done a job on the plants. I envy your California weather! Your garden is lovely.
Hugs, Sherry

Allison said...

Your garden is lovely, Delores. I spent the whole day today of my favorite thigns to do. Your granddaughter is a doll! Hope she had a Happy Birthday.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Reese is beautiful, she looks alot like my lacey, the same hair and shape to her face. When lace was little she would hide from me and then call out," Where's sacey, she's gone!" I think you found her...

La Dolfina said...

So funny I just finished reading and admiring Trish's garden before coming here! Your garden is amazing too! Love how it's laid out. I can't tell you've been neglecting it :)

Happy Birthday to your darling granddaughter Reese, but I have to say you look too young to have a granddaughter!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I too just finished reading and admiring Trish's garden before hopping over here. I agree with both of you...not so much computer time during our lovely summer weather. I drove way out in the country yesterday and today I plan to be in the garden. Your garden looks wonderful and your granddaughter is beautiful.

Johanna said...

Happy birthday to little Reese! Yes, you are right, we should join more time in the garden than on the computer. But at this time, here in Germany it is unusual hot, too hot to plant anything. We just water everything to keep it alive.
Now I will hop over to Trish's blog and look at that. Thank you for this hint.
Greetings, Johanna

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my... so so.. beautiful.. Happy Birthday to your little one..

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Everything sounds so sweet, basil, tomatoes, roses, lavender and especially your sweet Reese.


P.S. Having a $40 giveaway at Popcorn, would you like to enter?

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! She's adorable!

Tracy F. said...

Beautiful lavender and precious granddaughter!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, it has been so incredibly hot and dry here so I can't work outside and the yard is near dead. I hope we get lots of rain soon. Have a wonderful week and your granddaughter is precious.

Lila said...

I'm really good and keeping my garden weeded and fertilized but also really good at forgetting to water it. Yes, it's a big deal and I forget it! If if would look like that, I'd never ever forget!
Lila Ferraro

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Reese is absolutely adorable! laurie

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