Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MY SISTER'S TRANQUIL SUMMER GARDENS

Welcome to Wednesday at TLB! 

When I was in NY over the 4th of July visiting family I snapped a few photos of my sister's flower gardens. I am always in awe at just how beautiful they are this time of year.
Even with the summer heat her Hawaiian Punch Lantana steals the show!

Come take a walk with me through her gardens........




The cobblestone wall that surrounds her side yard is topped with the prolific blooms that only Lantana can provide through-out the heat of the summer months. By Summer's end the top of the wall will be encompassed with trailing vines.



This year her snowball hydrangea shrub was packed full of blooms.



Even her shade plants are thriving.



The window boxes are bursting with patriotic colors.


And the shaded front porch is loving the sweet potato vine, coleus .and other shade friendly plants. Don't you just love her wrought iron planter?


Tiny trailing Petunias add color all Summer long.....you can prolong the colorful plants by pruning them and being diligent with fertilizer.


We all need to take a break from the heat......how inviting does this lovely bright yellow bench look?


Or maybe you'd prefer a bit more shade to curl up in that only a comfy Adirondack chair
can provide.


There's nothing like a beautiful garden setting, like my sister's, to provide just the right amount of tranquility at the end of a very hectic summer day. Grab your iced tea or lemonade, and a good book... and don't forget to stop and smell the flowers along the way!

                                                  Wishing you a beautiful day!

                                         Kathleen