Summer Gardens of a Craftsman Style Home

This past weekend . . . we were in Georgia.

Yes, for another tournament. We stayed with my brother and his wife.

My sister-in-law, Pam, definitely has a “green thumb” .

Both her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers thrive with her talents.

So I thought I would share her beautiful yard with you today.

There will be lots of photos and less “talk” . . . so sit back and enjoy . . .

~ ~ and take time to smell the roses!

Summer Garden

When you walk up to the house on the path leading from the driveway . . .

~ ~ you are greeted with beautiful flowers and the flag waving in the breeze.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

You will notice Rosemary plants planted alongside the flowers . . .

~ ~ serves a dual purpose . . great fragrance and deer repellent!!

Summer Gardens

Summer Gardens

Summer Garden

I could not get too close to this Knock Out Rose bush . . .

~ ~ as the noise was almost deafening from the bees!!!

Summer Gardens

Summer Garden

But then again. . . bees were everywhere on these beautiful flowers of summer.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

As you can see . . . “it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood” . .

Summer Garden

I love this magnificent stone in their landscape.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

The front porch also is filled with beautiful flowers and hanging baskets.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

There are many little details in her gardens such as this cute fish in the gutter spout.

Summer Garden

Here is a little peek into the gardens of her back yard . . . for another day . .

Summer Garden

As you can see from these images of Pam’s garden . . .

~ ~ her love for gardening shows in her landscape . . . her canvas!!

Hoping you are doing what you love today . . . creating your own canvas.

Have a wonderful summer day!

Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday #15, A Basket of Flowers in the Summer Veranda

Happy Friday everyone!..

Today, my inspiration came from Debbie of Confessions of a Plate Addict.

Debbie transformed a beautiful wicker basket and filled it with gorgeous flowers.


This is my creation…

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And here’s Debbie’s….I just love her basket..


I bought this cutie at a yard sale last weekend…

…..and then gave it a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.


I filled the basket with Gerbera Daisies….

…..and crossing my fingers that they are not dessert for deer.


For deer are a common visitor in my yard…


Like this one who visited yesterday…to chill out under the tree in the shade..

…..she just stared at me while I took pics…feeling relaxed and unafraid.




So please Ms. Deer….”PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES”…and Doris Day says so too!!!


Because, I do not want to put a fence around my daisies…like I do for my hydrangeas…



As I know you hold your breath so not to smell the deer repellent…

… eat these purple beauties.


I should sit out on the veranda…rocking and sipping my tea,

…..standing guard over my treasured hydrangeas.

However, since that is not always possible…I just hope you are not hungry enough to eat the flowers.


Or maybe I can train the cardinals to stand sentry as they perch on the birdhouse…

… warn me that you are near….oh, don’t think so!



I shall just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the flowers…”to smell the roses”…

…hydrangeas and daisies too!


From this “veranda” of mine…where you always hear the birds sing..from the many nests in my ferns!!!

Thanks so much Debbie for my inspiration today….you always wow us with your beautiful creations!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, taking time to relax and smell the roses!

I will be smelling the scent of baseball clay!