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June 21, 2018

Tropical With Kate Spade!

Happy First Day of Summer!

I came across this wonderfully cheerful floral Kate Spade tablecloth (called Flowerbox) and had to use it for the first day of summer!

There are so many great colors in this tablecloth!

I went out to my gardens and snipped flowers.

My peonies are in full bloom and I was tickled to find this beautiful yellow iris in bloom too!

Flamingos and hibiscus!

I snipped some of the orange begonias from my planters and a few fronds of my ferns.  

These dishes both came from Pier 1 last year and this year.  

I tried to capture the gold sparkles that this dish has but it doesn' show much but they does glisten in the sun!

The flamingo glasses are also from Pier 1 last year

Bamboo flatware and woven grass chargers- perfect for this tropical setting.

Again- Happy First Day of Summer!

Between Naps on the Porch

June 19, 2018

Orange Delight!

My iris have been blooming.  This is a lovely variety called Orange Harvest bearded iris.  It is considered a re-bloomer but so far not for me.  A friend of mine in Virginia got the same ones and hers re-bloomed last year (longer growing season).

My old watering can (that I decorated with rope and mod-lodge as seen "here") on a chippy white stand with one orange Gerbera Daisy standing above all the rest!

These are an intense orange colored geranium!

My little Tropical Sunrise Superbells are the cutest.  I keep opening up the area for them because the Royal Velvet purple Supertunias are really filling out!

I adore this variety!

Peeking at the patio area my orange nonstop begonias are doing their thing!

I am so delighted I chose orange as my primary color through the gardens and I truly love the color of this Mocca orange one!

My orange impatiens are filling up the pot.  I only made a ring around the edge because the "elephant ears" I  planted will be the center attraction (one of these days!)  I'm encouraged that it is growing and expect a massive plant soon!

More orange impatiens and begonias up in the two pots by the bench.  The plants are filling out and soon it will be a mass of color!
Last year in red.

These "waterfall" begonias are fantastic! It has really bulked up in size in the past few weeks!

This is how it looked at the end of May

I'll party with this long shot view towards the fountain.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for viewing my Orange Delight post!

Don't forget- next week Friday June 29th is our once a month 
Garden Party- We look forward to your posts!

June 17, 2018

Fantasy Fairy Garden 2018

Welcome to my Fantasy Fairy Garden

This year I have a small play yard between the two stone cottages.

I've dubbed this Rose Cottage this year!

Miniature hostas that came back from last year.

Anew addition- found this sweet arbor at Michael's

It's strawberry season!

A potting shed for the garden fires with a working door!

I have some new fairies.  I found some triple milled mulch made by Scotts that I used for my landscaping accent this year.  

My new "Shingletown Cottage" and a fairy my niece from the Chicago area sent me.  She bought it at a gardening show.

Like the potting shed this is a working door.  I have a light inside of it too that I can turn on with a remote at night.  Notice the mailbox on the right side with mail in it!

The wings are translucent and if a light is shining on them they glow!

Isn't she the cutest!  I found a couple of new lines of fairies by Department 56 and Ganz.  I like the brighter colors and quality.  The faces and details of the clothing are wonderful.

A little bridge over some blue glass stones. 

Well look who jumped in the bird bath!

The "Iris Forest" is in bloom!

Peering through the forest you will find the yellow gazebo.

I've got it facing towards the other side since the fairies are now helping to maintain the Lighthouse!

I found this plant called Golddust (Mecardonia hybrid) that stays real short and blooms sweet little yellow flowers throughout the summer, but is only an annual around here.

I'm working on an idea to make a path between the fairy garden and the lighthouse.

The Lime Zinger Sedum has really taken off- I'll have to keep it trimmed since it's starting to take over!

So there you have it- my Fantasy Fairy Garden 2018!

To view my fairy garden from years past the links are below.


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