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August 7, 2017

All Dressed In white

I was visiting Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage the other day and enjoying her review of previous garden posts and it got me thinking that I could put together a little cottage white vignette!  I got Dan to bring out one of my tall white planters from the deck to help me with my design.  

This is an old cast iron white garden bench we had re-finished last year.  If you'd like you can visit the post where I introduced it "here".

Miss Kitty presides over the area keeping the mice under control (well not really but it's a good thought). 😊

This white dove statue has been with me for a good while.  I bought it from Pier 1 in 2010 and it was finished with the strangest two tone finish that looked like camouflage (what were they thinking) so I knew I was going to paint it as soon as I bought it.  I first made it look like it was more of a bronze finish then updated it to white later on.  Take a look at it "here" in it's original form-  you'll probably agree- what were they thinking!

This is that planter on the deck.   The white wax begonia's have really taken off- so much so that I'm going to give them a trim job but I love how summery this looks! 

Along the pathway I'm so happy that this "Sunny Azores" oriental lil is blooming.  I was thrilled that the voles didn't eat it (like the one before it) and how nicely it's blooming.  Last year it looked like it was genetically defective!  I did fertilize it a few times so I'm sure that helped.  

These are really pretty showy flowers.  

On the patio are a pair of big cement urns that I filled with a New Guinea Impatiens and surrounded it with "Snow Princess" white alyssum.  Its finally looking like what I imagined.  

These hostas (called Minuteman) have a sharp white margin and a pretty green center.  They are listed as "slug resistent" which really has to do with the thick corrugated texture of the leaf.  

The Annabelle's are a favorite.  They're actually starting to turn green at this point but to keep this post white I used this photo from 2 weeks ago. 

The White Chips Campanula and white Cranesbill  (perennial geranium) have merged together here.  

The white Shasta Daisies have been blooming for a couple of weeks and I've enjoyed seeing them.  Something about Daisies always seems so happy. 

My Pinky Winky hydrangea looks the best ever.  It seems like some hydrangeas take years to get established.  I nearly gave up on it and dug it out last year. 

It's starting to turn pink and will eventually get a nearly maroon color to the base area. 

Lastly again the white planters on the deck.  It was a beautiful morning and I noticed the sun shining on the purple fountain grass so I had to capture a picture!

I hope you enjoyed my "All Dressed In White" post!

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21 comments:

  1. Your bench and urn add so much to the garden scene... and your flowers are very pretty. :)

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  2. Your new garden is beautiful and I love all the white. I have always wanted a Moon Garden. It looks so pretty at night.

    Everything is great. Enjoy your week.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary- yes white can really glow in the evening's moonlight!

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  3. Your vignette is lovely with sort of an old world charm. Love your flowers!

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  4. So many beautiful planters and all your plants are so lush and healthy. I love the vignette you did with your white cast iron bench. It is such a beautiful bench. I agree with you that painting the urn and dove statue were good moves. I'm going to the links you provided after I publish this comment. Sometimes I forget and lose my comment.
    I'm crazy about your fairy garden and love your annabelle blooming so well.
    Your daises are so pretty and they make me happy too.
    Liz, You certainly have a green thumb!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! I had fun setting up the garden bench vignette. Glad you like the fairy garden- I should take new pictures of it.

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  5. Oh so pretty...I love your beautiful white bench. I'm going to have to look for your slug-resistant hosta. Love the Pinky Winky hydrangeas!

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    1. They say the the heavier the texture of the hosta leaves the slugs don't like them.

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  6. Liz, I am amazed at how lush your gardens always look. I guess you don't deal with the extreme heat and humidity. The cast iron garden bench is stunning. I love the idea of a white garden post, spotlighting all white. The Pinky Winky and the Annabelle hydrangeas are stunning. I have always thought of daisies as happy flowers! Happy Gardening and thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!

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    1. Thank you Pam! We definitely don't have the intense heat and humidity that occurs in the south. For one week we had some heavy humidity and we were all complaining!

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  7. Your gardens are always so beautiful Liz! I am crushing over the Annabelles!! I have got to find them for my next house. I want to have a "moon garden" like yours so that I can enjoy seeing the flowers in the evening too. I was wondering why your blog had dropped from my emails and I see that you changed your blog name...off to re-subscribe!

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    1. Yes I've been slowly updating the email address for my subscriptions.

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  8. The white looks so pretty amongst all of the green~

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  9. Hi Liz, the whites in your garden are incredible. Like always you have one of the most amazing gardens ever. I love everything and all the wonderful details you add. Your blooms are gorgeous!! Happy gardening and have a great week!

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  10. The white is so pretty, especially the lilies. But I especially love the picture with the combination of shasta daisies, coreopsis and cone flower - it's simply beautiful!

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  11. Love the white. You have some lovely garden accessories. beautiful blooms to admire this summer. The benefits of having some rain during the summer.

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  12. Hi Liz,
    Oh my gosh this is toooooooo pretty. I love the white bench. Yep I am swooning. I did not know you had this blog too. So now I am following so I do not miss your posts here.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  13. I always enjoy your garden! It's so pretty and healthy-looking and colorful. I'm so glad you didn't give up on pinky-winky. It's stunning!

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  14. It's all beautiful Liz! I love white in the garden. Your Alyssum is gorgeous. Mine always gets seedy after a while. I cut it back, but doesn't always do too good after. Pinky winky is gorgeous! My friend has a few of them. I would like to add one to my garden. Not sure where, is the problem. I have 3 Hydrangeas, but no pinky winky. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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