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So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Saturday, July 29, 2006

It's time for blue again

After all the pinkness lately it's time for another blue post today! The heat wave still surrounds us, we've had no rain since 6 weeks now I guess and I'm not looking forward to my water invoice this year.






I've took this last picture in mums garden:


You can click on the smaller pictures to see the bigger version!

22 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Hello. I just discovered your blog from your post on Art Tea Life. Your garden is beautiful. I will be back and look forward to seeing more photos. Thanks.

Lis said...

Bei dieser Hitze wirken die blauen Fotos richtig erfrischend. Bei uns sind die Fässer seit gestern wieder voll, aber der Boden ist immer nocht total ausgetrocknet.
Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Restwochenende :-)

miss*R said...

HI Carol - it is amazing how gardens adapt to extremes of weather. with you really snowy winter to your really hot summer - your garden is doing so well.

Alice said...

Your garden is still looking lovely despite the heat. While you are worrying about your water bill, the residents in one large Queensland town today voted on whether to have treated sewerage water mixed with their drinking water to help overcome the drastic water shortages in that town.

Other towns are waiting to see the results of the voting before making decisions on the same issue. That's how desperate the water situation is in this country at the moment, in the worst drought in living memory.

Dawn said...

Carol...another beautiful series...how you must enjoy sitting out in the garden in the midst of all that color! I was able to find a set of four pots much like the one in the last photo..for five dollars..at an end of season sale. I have plans for those....

Cindy said...

Beautiful! Whenever I see your gardens I wish I could come visit! Just a little bit too far away though. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol. I was reviewing all your old posts the other night and I am so happy to see an overview shot of your garden now. The transformation from winter, spring to summer is quite astounding. The lushness and variety and ability to pull it all together in to something beautiful and interesting, I just find so inspiring (and intimidating). Just a gorgeous garden. Wish I could just sit there and take in all the sights and smells. TWT

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, twt again. Just have a question for you about roses. NG and I were discussing her regime for caring for her roses to eliminate blackspot and other rose problems. Just wondering what you do. I am having a problem now with blackspot. TWT

Maggie Ann said...

Your garden should be featured in a magazine...its so pretty!!

MariaJ said...

These blue flowers I have in my garden too. Also this creamy Milkmaid I have somewhere but it hasnt bloomed yet. (Only those red and orange ones are blooming right now)
Its dry here too, some of the trees are yellow although its not autumn yet. They are suffering this hot weather. You should take more photos of your moms garden, its so nice to have a look of it too.

Naturegirl said...

Ah so cool and refreshing looking at all the blue. We really do get a sense of your garden with this post.Just beautiful.. certainly an oasis to relax and sit awhile. Perhaps my friend and neighbor "TWT" and I should fly off to Germany and tour your garden and share gardening secrets! :)

Ces said...

Hello!
Goodness, gracious what a beautiful garden, pure eye candy. I stumbled upon your blog through a comment and your profile (beautiful picture by the way). I love, love your garden! It is paradise.

Mrs. Staggs said...

We have such similar colors in our gardens. You are inspiring me with your blue things...I'm thinking of adding a some more to my garden.

Kali said...

Hi Carol, thanks so much for your kind birthday wishes (twice).
Visiting your garden and seeing your decorations, is always a treat! xox

One Crabapple said...

oh I clicked to see the bigger versions ! YOu bet !

I wanted to be like Alice and go thru the Looking Glass -- but into your garden and pictures to wander around.

Amen ! time for a little blue color. I loved the blue quilt on the bench in that little cozy corner.

Everything is a breath of fresh air

What a nice break from work !
Thanks.

Sigrun said...

Blue is so cool and so nice. It is one of my favorites in the garden.
Today it is realy cold here! Now I can work in the garden!

Sigrun

Carol said...

Ornamentea and Ces welcome to my blog I'm so glad you've found it/me!

Alice oh my it must be so bad not having enough water! We were lucky enough to finally get some well needed rain on Sunday night and it is supposed to rain again today and tomorrow. Hopefully you will get some rain too as soon as possible!!!

TWT, thank you so much, your kind words mean a lot to me! Well I give my roses compost and rose fertiliser to make them strong against those kind of diseases. Still in wet summers they get rust and black spots too. It's very important to pick up all the leaves that fell down from the ground so that the disease can not spread! There is not much else you can do if you want to keep it a biological garden, which I suppose you also want.

I loved to read all your comments as always, thank you all so much ladies! xox

Naturegirl said...

I am back again let's do a house swap..you come to mine and I to yours! When you are here you and TWT can sit in the gardens and take in the essence of the roses or lilies or...wait I think she'll want to pack her bags and go to your garden with me!:)

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Carol, When I come to visit you I will know your garden with my eyes close and that will make me feel like I am coming home! I cannot wait to meet you one day and share tea with you in your magical garden!

zUzU said...

Oh Carol! =^..^=
Your garden is amazing ... Just AMAZING!

I SOooo want to be there, sitting quietly under the flowers to watch the goings on. I am quite certain if I could wish myself upon one of the faerie families that live there ... They would give me a tour of only places they know. There are secret faerie places in your garden of this I am sure ...

I shall be happy forever having visited today! Thank you for inviting me!
=^..^= zU

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Beautiful! I planted some Delphiniums but they`re only pale purple youngsters yet. I hope they eventually through the years turn blue like yours. We have the high humidity and hot hot hot here too for the last three weeks. Had some rain though but 45 degree temperatures with the humidity.
Hopefully the cold front comes in Thursday like they predict. The only fear is the thunderstorm will be a doozy! Tornadoes can happen. We`ve been lucky here so far. No basement because the house is on wetlands. Scary.
xo

Karen said...

I love your blue and pink posts. What a great idea. What a great garden!

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