Thursday, August 1, 2013

Favorites on the First: GARDEN PARTY

Welcome to another edition of
Favorites on the First 

 Cada, our black lab, is in the window on the left watching for my daughter to come home.

My sincere apologies!

I'm very late in posting today, 
"better late than never"
as they say, right?

Welcome to the 
Garden Party!

Hope you will come by and link 
your garden posts below to share
with all of us.

This is a milkweed but I like to let them grow because they attract monarch butterflies
who love to lay their little tiny eggs on the leaves. Honey bee is busy, do you see her?

The gardens here are 
pretty sad looking right about now. 
The hot pink carpet roses bloomed in early July
and are working on their next batch of blossoms
but they just did not pull through for
my timing today! 

Even the knock out roses along the sitting wall
have knocked themselves out.

Our hanging flower baskets are so sorry looking
that I pulled them down and hid them.

So that is what the yard
looks like this afternoon.

Cannot wait to see
green thumb's
seasonal accomplishments!



Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I love your beautiful garden! Everything looks so lush,green and blooming everywhere:)Your patio is always so inviting with a gorgeous color the white billowy panels and the pretty hydrangeas as the centerpiece:) Thanks for the party! Have a lovely evening!Hugs,Poppy

MarmePurl said...

So Pretty. Really. Worth the wait. My (going to be)pretty gardens are work in progress...not worthy of sharing just yet. Next time.

Sarah said...

Alison, your home and gardens are always delightful. The Texas summer heat is hard on gardens, but I do have a few blooms to share for your Garden Party. thanks for hosting.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Alison, just saw that you were having a garden party. Didn't have the best of posts ready, but wanted to join the fun.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Thanks for hosting!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

Alison, your gardens are gorgeous! I could walk around your yard all day! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

Ron said...

Thanks for hosting. I love the expanse of your yard. Like your home, your yard is stunning. TGIF!!! xo

Karen said...

Your yard is beautiful. Everything looks so green and lush. I joined the party with flower arrangements, sorry, I didn't get a post finished on my backyard garden, but since flower arrangements are a natural to those that grow beautiful gardens, I thought it might be okay.
Enjoy your weekend.

Sarah said...

Alison, I'm back for another stroll. Your outdoor space looks so fresh with the black and white and the white hydrangeas. I think I'll linger on that pretty bench and savor the view. Thanks again for hosting Favorites on the First. I'm off to stroll more gardens.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your gardens!...Just got back from Haven and discovered I was late for the party...but loved seeing the beautiful links!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Ugh! I hate that I'm late....I just posted about locally-grown roses on My Happy List to link-up! I'll make it in time next month.

Alison, your garden is stunning. I adore your flagstone patio. Our next home will have one! I know y'all must enjoy your outdoor living space so much.

Thanks for hosting such a lovely party!


Babs said...

Alison, Your yard and garden are beautiful. Love your patio with the black and white colors, and the gorgeous crock of hydrangeas. I've not seen milkweed growing here. Did you plant it or does it grow wild? Thanks so much for hosting the garden party.

therelishedroost said...

I love the classic lines of your garden! I have an old center hall (1800's) and need to redo front landscape you have the look I am leaning towards!
Thanks for sharing this great post!

Pamela said...

Everything looks beautiful!