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!

Summer Hydrangeas and a Pottery Barn Ceramic Stand

My hydrangeas are going crazy…maybe it is because of all of the many rainy days we have had.

So I went out for the first time this season to cut some for the house.


I arranged the hydrangeas in my Ikea pitcher…

…..and set it on the Pottery Barn Ceramic Beverage Stand.

I am always trying to utilize items in the “unintended way”


I can foresee using this stand in so many ways…

…..oh, and I am experimenting with my white balance on my camera.


I filled the base of the stand with lavender buds that I purchased from Marian (Miss Mustard Seed)…




I gathered hydrangeas from two separate shrubs in the back yard…



One of the hydrangea shrub…the largest one…that is protected by fencing…from the deer!



This other shrub is not protected…


I believe it is because it is next to my Rosemary shrub….

…..Some of my neighbors have planted Rosemary among their roses to ward off the deer.

Here are some of my flowers around the back “veranda” area…


I love how this shrub has a variety of pinks and lavenders.








Hope you all have a wonderful weekend…

I will be taking a few days off…to work on projects, relax and enjoy the view…

…..and smell the hydrangeas!

P.S. Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage did a great post on a photography tip…

Pop over and read how to get a great shot of a “dark” room and prevent “blow out” of windows!

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