Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Garden Party

Welcome to our July Garden Party!

Elizabeth and Co.

To celebrate summer, we're hosting a monthly garden party from May through September. Yesterday I shared an update on what's been happening in my garden so far this summer. With a very wet month of June, things are just growing like crazy!

Now here's some beautiful garden inspiration from our June party .....

Bonnie from The Pin Junkie shared her spring garden tour and in spite of living in a hot, dry climate, her garden is just bursting with color!

Linda from Coastal Charm invited us along on a little hydrangea stroll and a tour of a garden filled with charm and whimsy!

Stacy from Sweethearts and Sweet Tarts certainly has a green thumb when it comes to roses!

Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction uses herbs along her garden pathways for wonderful fragrance!

Brooke from Creative Country Mom's Vintage Home & Garden has a lovely porch to take in the views and a charming path to tour the gardens!

This pretty porch vignette from Adventures in Junking combines two of my favorite tings - furniture and flowers!

Tara from Lehman Lane shared her patriotic porch just in time to celebrate the 4th of July!

Thanks so much to everyone who shared their garden inspiration!
You all deserved a feature!!! 

Now on to this month's party.....

*Link up any outdoor or garden related project you'd like to share - what's growing in your yard or garden, patio gardens, landscaping ideas, outdoor craft projects, garden furniture, bringing the outdoors in, garden fresh recipes and of course we love pretty porches and patios too!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.

*We'll launch a new party on the first of the month. Feel free to link up as often as you like throughout the month!

Can't wait to see what's happening in your outdoor world!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Garden Happenings

Happy Tuesday! We're skipping our Be Inspired link party this week to bring you a little garden tour to wrap up the month and we'll be back tomorrow with the July Garden Party. ... Funny how I  always think the summer is just getting started and suddenly it's the 4th of July already! ... So here's a peek at what been growing in June.

We had a record amount of rain this month and it shows. 
The vegetable garden is going a little crazy!

Raised beds are amazing, but they are no match for crazy gourds.

 These little guys are popping out everywhere!

The carrots and red beets are coming along ...

the green beans are almost ready ...

and we can hardly wait for the first ripe tomato!

We have a variety of hydrangeas and I love that they all seem to bloom at different times. I could tell you that was planned, but I think we just got lucky!

These Twist-n-Shout hydrangeas are a new addition to the garden. They are part of the Endless Summer Collection and bloom all summer long. Three of them were meant for another garden, but the homeowner decided she didn't like lacecap hydrangeas. Well I love them!

And if you have shady areas, you know that hostas are your best friends! They come in so many varieties. I especially love pops of chartreuse in the garden.

 And hostas range in size from teeny tiny ...

to really, really large!

In my opinion, the leaves are the real star of the show. I'm actually not all that fond of the flowers and often cut them off early. 

The more sun-loving perennials like coneflowers, daisies and phlox are just coming into bloom.

 And no garden tour is really complete without saying hello to Bubba.

As you can see, Bubba is always hungry!

But fortunately, we have an excellent little fish feeder!