Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Heatwave in the Garden

We have really had a heatwave here during the entire month of July...it's enough just to keep the flowers alive and blooming....
Although the heat never seems to bother my roses....yay!

I hope you don't ever get tired of seeing them because I will always continue to show them...we have several varieties and I love them all.




I was thrilled to find johny jump-ups in a shady corner of the front yard...


Cosmos always do well in the sun...they are a heat loving flower.





Look at the tiny Chamomile blossoms in my herb garden...so cute, just like miniture daisies!





I have alot of french marigolds planted around my flowers and vegetables...they help keep the bugs away. I love their orange ruffles...



And I still have some foxglove blooming...a happy suprise!



The flowers that really suffer the most in the heat are those that are in containers.
Here are a few of about 30, all of my containers are vintage finds. I think they add alot of personality and a vintagey feel to the garden.....



I always buy old watering cans whenever I can find them....


This is an old tire swing that I used to put my babies in while they were napping so I could garden....now I fill it with flowers every spring....


This bathtub sits under my studio window...it was a gift from Mr.Honey on Mother's Day about 15 years ago! I still love it and have fun filling it to the brim with flowers each season....


I really need to cover the hole in this old ringer washer with a cute tin sign or something....right now, the flowers in all of my containers are just kind of there....
but in a few weeks, it will start to cool down a bit in the evenings and they will start to bloom in abundance and spill out over the edges for a nice full look....I'm looking forward to that.

Mr. Honey has to make sure that the fountains don't dry up and malfunction during the heat...this is our front yard fountain.




I hope all of you are keeping cool and enjoying the flowers in your garden....



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22 comments:

Kathie said...

love your garden
oh I always wanted a bathtub to put in the yard too
never thought of a ringer washing machine too cool!
you have a beautiful yard/garden
would love a tour of it!

Kathie

Stephanie said...

Roses do tend to thrive in heat. My husband had a gorgeous rose garden when I met him. We lived in the Southern California desert.

Love your fun flower containers but the ringer washer brings back lots of memories of my grandmother.

Fiesta said...

Lori you have some unique planters out there. Your garden is just adorable.

Nanci said...

Oh I love the flowers in your garden. My daughter loves to garden and each spring she has new plans to expand and get her hands dirty putting flowers in different places.
You must have a hard time keeping up with everything that you do as gardening can take up a lot of time.
Get the old cooler out there with you with the ice.
I love roses, they don't do well with me, but I do love them.

Funoldhag said...

Wow, Lori, your garden is spectacular! All of your "flower pots" are just wonderful. The old wringer washing machine made me giggle - I used one of those darned things for some time after I was married and even did diapers in one. Got automatic after both kids were out of diapers. Thank you for the tour - you're a gal after my own heart. Carol

Linda said...

Such a beautiful garden Lori, it loks so inviting, and I love how you have used old and odd objects as your containers, it gives the garden such character.

Gnomemade said...

What a beautiful garden! The flowers are spectacular!

Nedra said...

You call Salt Lake a heatwave? Huh! Just kidding, because I know it's been hot for you. They say we are actually going below 100 by Friday, so that means you will be cooling down too.
Lovely garden features!

Loralynn said...

You have an incredible garden! Your two tone pink with the yellow center rose is my absolute favorite! It's gorgeous! Do you know what variety it is? Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures!

MIRIAM said...

Saludos desde Venezuela,bello tu jardín ,me gusta mucho tus originales jardineras como la tina ,la lavadora y el neumatico,fantastico,felicitaciones

Jan said...

Breathtaking!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I especially like those "daisy look alikes!" The "vintage feel" really makes me smile! You have an awesome "green thumb!"

The Nielson Family said...

Love it all! The bathtub is so darling--I love container gardening, but it is tricky to stay up on--they need a lot more water!

Janice said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, thank you for sharing them.

Sweet P said...

What a truly stupendous garden!

Micki said...

Your garden is just so lovely. I wish that I could sit there with you. It must be so peaceful!
Micki

Lorraine said...

thanks for sharing the pics of your beautiful garden....loving the old washing machine and bathtub!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful. I would love to take a walk in your garden :-) Love all the old pieces that grace the yard.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG I love all your flowers and containers Lori. Sooo cute.

cindy said...

Gosh...everything is just gorgeous! I've the biggest black thumb ever! :D So I can only admire the skillz of others!

-c
yapping cat

happy zombie said...

Your garden is enchanting Lori! I especially love all of your containers - oh do adorable!

Crazy in Alaska said...

I love the tire swing planter! What a great idea!

Carrie P. said...

Just lovely. We don't have any flowers at this time and the stuff we do have is getting really wilty. We need some rain badly.

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