Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gray Garden


The garden tea that was rained out last week really spurred me on to spruce up my back yard.

Two weeks earlier, we rolled out new sod.
The plan was to have 12 artists on the lawn displaying their paintings.
Let's just say, Dexter had done a number on the grass, so I decided to replace it.

I also bought ten white azaleas, four Spanish lavenders and six white mums for color.
They replaced the dead and ratty lavender and geraniums that had been there way too long.

The hummingbirds love the new French lavender I planted in the front window boxes.


Even though my guests didn't get to hang out in my backyard, I ended up with a fresh, new space to enjoy anyway. Even on a gray day!
As you can see, Butter Kitty loves the new plants.


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20 comments:

Meg said...

new gardens leave such satisfaction for the hard work put out. beautiful

Lori E said...

White is just the most amazing colour for the garden. That beautiful glow that comes off of it as evening rolls in is magical.
Up here in BC we are used to having our best laid plans rained out.

Jennifer said...

What a lovely garden!

Anonymous said...

FYI Azeleas are problematic for cats. They can cause incoordination, trembling, collapse

Karen said...

Your new plantings look lovely. Funny how much joy fresh plantings and new grass can give. We just replaced our sod last month...hooray.

Karen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gorgeous. I'm trying to get some of the same thing done around here. My annual Holiday Open House Event is in less than a month.. lots to do.. lol.. love the kitty.. hugs ~lynne~

Kathysue said...

Everything looks so fresh and lush, just beautiful. Everything you touch always seems to become more special and beautiful!!! You have the magic touch Miss D!! xo Kathysue

Loretta said...

Just about the prettiest garden I've seen in a while! Thanks for sharing it with us. I love how the white makes the other colors pale in comparison! Have a great weekend! Hugs

An Eye for Detail said...

We have hummingbirds also: love to watch them at work! I just put a bird bath in the garden and am wondering if they will "pause" to take a drink?

Marlis said...

Love how simply changing plants can transform a whole space. The new sod looks terrific too. So sad the ladies didn't get to come and enjoy your beautiful spaces.. xo marlis

Designs By Pinky said...

This is exactly what we need to do in MANY areas of our yard! It looks beautiful, Delores. XO, Pinky

Victoria said...

The garden looks fabulous, Delores.
Best...Victoria

Under Her Wings said...

I'm loving the lavender. Anything that attracts butterflies is okay by me, and it smells good, too!

Bonnie said...

Love everything you did. Great shot of the hummingbird.

Sonia said...

Oh so pretty!! I love the Spanish lavender..even in Oklahoma I can grow it, sometimes it does freeze but I happily replace it! Love your white azaleas..in the evening I bet they really stand out. We were just in California and I noticed how big the hummingbirds were! So beautiful!

Miss Bloomers

marlenda said...

love the wire sculpture - would you please share the source?

Lizabeth said...

All your garden plant choices look marvelous. The white really pops! I can't grow azaleas satisfactorily- they just dwindle and get less and less pretty....but then again we get into below zero temps in the winter!
The white azaleas will look sensational next year! Love your pretty kitty!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I just love your Butter Kitty! xo Diana

Taylor Greenwalt said...

It looks beautiful. Love what you have done. Have a great weekend.

24 Corners said...

Beautiful garden...and the hummingbird image is spectacular! What a lovely place for Butter Kitty to enjoy!
xo J~

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