Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday gardening....


Happy Thursday everyone!  Just popping in with a few shots from the garden today....

A new container I made for part shade to shade....Penniserum Trispecific (Black Stockings), begonia hybrid (Peagasus), white begonias (Clara), and a purple sweet potato vine 


And a shot from the front garden....


Make it a good one...the garden is calling!



52 comments:

  1. Have mercy, Nic! Gorgeousness everywhere! xoxoxo Jen

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  2. You make me swoon - Happy Gardening, dear Nicole...looks like you've mastered it all! Wish I could grow Hostas here. XOXO

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  3. Your garden looks lush and relaxing to be in x

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  4. Oh, how I would love to decorate our front porch with containers as pretty as yours. Love the combination of plants. Your garden looks so peaceful. Enjoy the rest of your day. xo

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  5. Your garden is so green and beautiful!

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  6. Goodness Nicole, you've outdone yourself. The pot is absolutely beautiful, such lovely colour combinations. And the front garden is gorgeous, so green and leafy and immaculate. You're so good at this! Wishing you and yours a good weekend. CJ xx

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  7. You have such a knack, especially with containers, I think. It's all looking great so far and it's going to be a beautiful summer around your place.

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  8. Hey Nicole,
    Your Hostas look in rude health. Mine have been savaged by snails sadly.
    Leanne xx

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  9. Oh - just look at your front garden; it's SOOOO beautiful. Wish mine was as weed free! Have a lovely weekend. xx

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  10. Your front garden is wonderful with the fresh new green of the Hostas, love Hostas, hope you can keep the snails and slugs away.

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  11. I love your container plantings Nicole - a nice mix of foliage and flower. Your front garden is looking good too - all green and healthy. Have a good weekend.

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  12. Your gardens always look so lush and inviting Nicole! You are doing a fantastic job with everything there. I just read back a few posts to catch up with you. Love that you're working with the kids on their own garden. I like those posts held in the pots with cement ... great idea. And such a clever thought that the girls want shiny blue rocks for water! Maybe you need to make some stepping stones across that water too? You are so very creative, and it would appear your beans are right there with you in that department ;) Happy gardening!!
    Wendy

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  13. Spring has sprung and so have your plants! :) BEAUTIFUL! have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your gardening Nicole.

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  14. Hey friend! Your garden looks so lush and green and I can smell that good quality air it generates way over here. Your containers look great- it's given me some great ideas, I really fall down in that department. I can see how great your mulch is, it's on my list! Have a great weekend gardening and having fun with your beans!!

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  15. All your hard work is obviously paying off Nicole! Everything looks beautiful especially that new container. Happy gardening lovely!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  16. Simply beautiful!! Your shady areas are bursting with color. Love those hostas! We're having lots of rain here so spend a few extra minutes in your garden for me!! :) z

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  17. You've been busy! Love the dark purple leaves. Impressed by your childrens' area too. Beautiful idea.

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  18. Both shots look divine, hope you have a super weekend x

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  19. Oh my goodness! It's stunning Nicole. I would love to wander through your garden... you've done a beautiful job!

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  20. Ooh, I love the container in with the hostas.

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  21. The shade planters look very nice! I like having a mixture of planters and ground plants. Makes for variety! :) Plus, they are portable!

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  22. Great planting combination. I am not a fan of begonias but perhaps I've been wrong about them! Have a super-duper weekend Nicole. Sam x

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  23. Yes it is beautiful, and yes you are right the garden is calling and claims all our time!!
    Great job Friend,
    Miss xx

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  24. your artisty shows in your gardens-hugs

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  25. Everything looks beautiful and flourishing! Love the colors!

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  26. (Now I need to go weed my flower garden!)

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  27. Nicole: your planter look lovely. I did a few of mine too. EXCITING. Have a wonderful weekend. Luv Beckie

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  28. Great container, I like how unusual it is to add dark hues.
    Can it live inside, too? Because I can totally see it complimenting a living room.
    Won't the sweet potato (so cool to use that as a vine!) need more sun?

    ps. the Penniserum is stunning.

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  29. It must be wonderful to have gardening weather finally.

    We had 2 torrential downpours for 15 minutes each yesterday and soft rain in between. My garden is so happy.

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  30. Ciao Nicole! Bellissimo quel vaso ma la foto di quella parte di giardino è incredibile! Complimenti! Chissà tra qualche settimana che spettacolo!!

    Un saluto :)

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  31. Beautiful garden pictures!

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  32. Everything looks so beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  33. Your new shady pot is lovely. I love all those hostas coming up too.
    Happy gardening this weekend.

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  34. Your hostas are looking gorgeous and your container plantings look fantastic too! Have a great weekend!

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  35. Love looking at other people's garden:) Thank you for sharing us a photo of your present front garden...it's beautiful! This keeps us going and inspired too:) Happy weekend:)

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  36. Garden gorgeousness abounds!!! so lovely and fresh and green. I love it.

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  37. Yes, the garden is calling. The weeds are on speed dial. Here in Canada it is a long weekend, so hopefully there will be lots of gardening. Love the first container planting especially Nicole. Have a great weekend!

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  38. In full bloom and grow, lovely!

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  39. Wow, Nicole. I am really speechless at the gorgeousness of those containers. Great work!

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  40. Hi Nicole, Everything is looking beautiful! Your front garden must stop traffic! So many of my plants are budding up! Way more than are in bloom.....it's going to be a riot of color when they open! Happy gardening! xx

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  41. Absolutely lovely garden. I love it all :-)

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  42. Have a good week in the garden. I planted my courgette seeds this weekend now it has dropped cold! I love the foliage colours in the first one. Jo x

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  43. A happy lovely outcome :) I just bought some gardening tools yesterday to get stuck in! Hope you have a fab week xx

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  44. Oh My GOODNESS! SO pretty. So nice to see you again, friend.
    I was gone, but now I am back. (Please pop over for a visit!)
    I love that last photo. I want a hammock strung there and I will come over and take a nap.
    XO

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  45. I'm loving that begonia pot!

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  46. Those white begonias look so pretty against that dark foliage - bravo!! xx

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