Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy First Day of Summer!!!!
It is official and summer has started.  This is my favorite time of year.  Sunshine, birds singing and every beautiful flower in full bloom.

I am so happy my blooms are doing so well this year.  Everything is doubling in size with the rain, sunshine and Miracle Grow.

Thought I would share an update on my garden. To wish you Happy Official Start of Summer.
The summer house is in full bloom.

My bike is over flowing with blooms and it is only June!!!!

The potting bench is over flowing too!!!!

My bag of petunias that are hanging on the old vintage door are doing great .  They love the late afternoon sun.

My old cottage door that I added the chippy flower box is loving all the sun it gets.

Loving my chippy old door potting table.  Love to pot new flowers on that old table.

My other bike is really loving where it is at this summer.  I normally put impatiens in this flower bed but with the mold scare I debuted on what to put in the beds and I chose the petunias and I am glad I did they are doing great.  I love my impatiens and how they would mound in my flower beds but the petunias are doing a good job of filling in nicely.

I have had this old potting shed door for years and I just love to put it in the garden each year.

Just says Summer.

Back yard watering cans ready for action!!!!

This was my angel water feature that no longer would pump water so I could not bear to part with her so I just planted her too.

Ha! my husband's shed.  With him being a fire chief have to have something to reflect that near the shed!!!!!

This is the party tree!!!! My apple tree that I have many bird feeders in her branches.  The many different birds, squirrels and bunnies love to party under this tree.  I cannot put flowers in these beds as the bunnies eat everything!!!!!  I wish I  could capture a time when the squirrels and bunnies and different birds are all together eating.  It is the cutest thing to watch.

This is my family of sparrows summer home.  They love this home each spring and summer to start their family.

Gotta have a little romance in the garden with candles.


OMG!!!!! My petunia's are so full of bloom and color.  At this rate of growing I will soon not be seeing my garden gate.


The lovely  Carol from Art and Sand blog was so sweet and offered to make me a pillow for my old chippy bench.  I told her she will have to hold on that sweet thought because this plant has taken the bench hostage for now!!!!!

Well my friends hope your official start to summer is giving you beautiful and sunny days.  I just love the lazy days of summer.
My chair is calling to me!!!!
Kris

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53 comments:

  1. I'm so happy that it's summer, too, Kris! :)
    As usual your flowers, garden, and all the fun 'stuff' in your yard takes my breath away! You've sure got the magic touch! (When are you coming to Ohio to rescue my yard? ;)
    Susan

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  2. Everything looks so beautiful!! You really have a green thumb! How wonderful to get to enjoy all those beautiful flowers everyday!

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  3. Kris, I have NEVER seen petunias go nuts like these! mine are in horrible shape from the storm. Your gardens are heavenly!

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  4. I am sitting here with my mouth hanging opened!! Speechless, but in a good way ( you know I am never speechless) WOW!!! and WOW again.
    I am in luv with petunias now! Lots of 'want' happening here.
    Hugs, Gee

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  5. OMGoodness...you sure do have a green thumb!!! It all looks OUTSTANDING and HAPPY SUMMER to YOU!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Your yard is so beautiful!!!!

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  7. Oh Kris, your garden is STUNNING! I can't believe how your plants have grown. They know you love them .....I am happy that summer is also here. I spend more time in the garden than in the house. Have to get busy and get some summer decorating done/
    Have a terrific summer weekend.
    Regards,
    Mary

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  8. Fabulous....boy, they sure are doing well! I would LOVE to see it in person!

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  9. Your backyard is a beautiful oasis <3
    xx
    Anne

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  10. Your flowers are amazing! I thought I did a good job with potted flowers--but yours are going totally nuts!

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  11. Your home is just beautiful!! I love all of the pink. My favorite is the bike with the potting shed sign. I just want to come for a visit.

    Blessings,
    Amy JO

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  12. Wow, your blooms are amazing! I love your petunias, they are huge! And your bicycle planters are so much fun. Love all of your accessories and special touches, what a green thumb you have!

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  13. Your flowers are amazingly gorgeous, Kris!! I bet you're the envy of the neighborhood!!
    Mary Alice

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  14. Your flowers are so big and beautiful!!! Guess I need to put Miracle Grow on mine too. I have been using comfrey tea fertilizer but not sure how often I can put that on. Your potting table is so unique and cute and I love your watering can display. I think it is a sparrow that has made her nest in my Boston Fern. There are six little tiny eggs in there! Thanks for the tour. Nancy

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  15. Wow...your flowers are doing great!! They look awesome...they sure would be pretty to see in person.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  16. I have to assume those are Supertunia Bubblegum Vistas? They have to be the #1 finest petunia I've ever grown... yours are gorgeous!!! Larry

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    1. Wow Larry not sure if that is what they are but maybe!!!!! They love sun and humidity and they are pretty easy to grow. The only draw back is they have to be dead headed all the time. Otherwise they are great flowers to have in the garden. Thanks for coming by and your nice comment.
      Kris

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  17. Goodness! You just have it going, inside and out! I love the mix of flowers you have chosen, And love the petunia'a on the door. So darn cheery all over!

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  18. Beautiful,
    Love your garden.

    Kelly

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  19. simply gorgeous, kris--all of it! your garden would make a great magazine spread:) have a great weekend!--i'm finding a lot of fun stuff to do, just not blogging stuff:)

    what did you decide about the market in tipton?

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  20. Morning Kris,
    Your yard is fabulous........never seen so many beautiful flowers in one place unless it was some place like Disney or a Gardens......
    Can't get over those petunias, they are simply amazing. Miracle Gro is certainly living up to it's name in your yard!! lol

    Thanks for sharing your visual delight..................It is awesome.

    Blessings, Nellie

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  21. Wow Kris, the pink petunias are amazing!!!!!! It's all so beautiful! Maybe you should have a garden party. :) Have a super great weekend. ~

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  22. Kris, your flowers are amazing! I planted very little this year because of the late summer, so I'll enjoy your flowers instead. I planted the same yellow Wave petunias and blue lobelia in our window boxes and they look the same as the day I planted them. Cold rainy weather does not contribute to a pretty garden!

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  23. Those petunias--WOW! You certainly have a green thumb! :)

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  24. Oh my, I so love everything. I specially love that blue bike, and the firetruck, so fantastic. Your garden looks so beautiful with everything blooming so nicely.
    I am visiting today from Common Ground
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Hi Kris,
    I love your garden and your blog. My dream is to one day live in a cottage on a lake full time - you are so lucky! I am actually a brand new blogger also from Illinois (Chicago suburbs). I'd love for you to stop by sometime - piersandchandeliers.blogspot.com. Happy Summer and enjoy your chair! It looks very inviting.
    Erin at Piers and Chandeliers

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  26. I love your blog so much! Your home is so beautiful!! You have inspired me to make a few changes in my own home!! Have a great summer!!

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  27. Your petunias are absolutely stunning!!! I have some, but they look pitiful next to yours. whatever you're doing you need to keep it up! Everything outside your home looks so pretty.

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  28. Your flowers are really full and big for June. I love the bikes, the potting bench, the bench planter and the shabby chic decor!

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  29. Kris - I don't think I've ever seen flowers as pretty as yours. They are just breathtaking!

    Everything looks so great!

    Judy

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  30. I would love to have a huge show of color like your petunias. My one little petunia on my front door bit the dust, however, my mandevilla are blooming pretty on the fence. Not as much as I'd like, but I'm trying to appreciate what I have. Not long ago, they looked like I had strangled them, but the rains have really helped. They like that. It's good to see your cute reclining spot up and ready for you to sit and enjoy the view. hope you get a chance to do just that!
    Liz

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  31. Evening Kris, All of your vignettes in your garden is stunning!! One area is just as beautiful as the other! I am in love with that potting table....the color is over the top gorgeous and so is the base!!! Soooo lovely~~~enjoyed my garden visit....have a wonderful weekend!! Roxie

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  32. I can't believe your petunias are as big as they are! Absolutely gorgeous! Maybe we could swap...your flowers for one of my slipcovers, lol!

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  33. It's what I imagine Heaven looks like Kris - this is unbelievable -
    I've never seen petunias flourish like that - just gorgeous - every. single. detail.
    XOXO

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    1. You are so sweet!!!!!! I am just happy they are doing so good. Hope all is well with you.
      Kris

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  34. Hi Kris,

    Visiting via Debra's...your gorgeous garden photos are more like pretty painted portraits of a petunia paradise!! I have NEVER seen such splendour!!

    Poppy:))

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  35. WOW! How beautiful! I am always so impressed with people who can make their gardens grow like that. My Grandmother was like that. I didn't inherit the gene--but I can sure appreciate those who do.
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful gardens with Country Whites Weekend!
    Hugs,
    Dru

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  36. Absolutely stunning! I just cannot imagine petunias so large! Beautiful!

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  37. Wow the petunias are stunning. I am loving your colorful watering cans too! Happy Summer!

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  38. Unbelievable!! Your garden is simply amazing. I made my hubby come over to the computer to see your photos. Those petunias!! Let's just say I have Petunia Envy ... big time! Thanks for sharing this at the Summer Inspiration party!

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  39. Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I'm an outdoor gal and love the beauty you have created. Thanks for sharing at Country Whites Weekend!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  40. Your garden is amazing - lovely flowers - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  41. Kris I LOVE all of your Petunias! How did you make a bag of petunias? Thanx for partying with me!

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  42. Oh Kris... your garden is so beautiful. May your summer be filled with sunshine and flowers. Thank you for sharing this beauty at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  43. You have a fantastic garden! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  44. Oh my gosh Kris, this is unreal! Those Petunias are amazing! My garden suffered while we were away and I had to cut my pots of petunias back to nothing. Gave them a shot of Miracle Grow and hope they will recover. We are on water restrictions and my garden is not as pretty as usual. Oh well, a girls gotta drink. lol! Would love if you shared at Share Your Cup sometime!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. Oh my gosh your Petunias are gorgeous!! How do you get them to bloom so full? Your house is adorable, you have truly inspired me.

    From a new fan

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  46. Oh my gosh your Petunias are gorgeous! How do you get them to bloom so full? Your house is adorable, you have truly inspired me!!

    A new fan

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  47. Excuse the duplicate posting my computer was acting up and still is...ugh :(

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  48. My goodness! It is beyond beautiful!!!
    Blessings from a new follower!
    Susie

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