Thursday, August 22, 2013

Flowers Around My Yard

Scripture to Live By:
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.  Isaiah 61:11

Gardening Post:
Gardening is a passion with me.  I love planting and watching the beauty of my garden as things grow.  I love to watch nature come alive in the spring and carry on in my gardens until the snow begins to fly.  What beauty! What life!  I marvel in God's handiwork as I observe his masterful artwork and design all around me.

I love caring for my gardens even though it is a lot of work.  It is enjoyable work and oh, so satisfying.

The work is endless but very rewarding when you are able to stand back and see the beauty of God's art work in all the flowers He created.  I am just the caretaker of all His beauty.  

Weeping Cherry


A friend gave me a few Cannas several years back.  They have multiplied greatly to the point of giving them away to friends and family members and planting three bushel of them, in our own yard.

They have all been planted and had time to grow, now they are blooming.





Peonies, Day Lilies and fox glove in the background.

There are so many furry animals lurking around in our yard and 
garden,  some of them look on while you work.

Our yard is the home of a lot of bunnies.  They are not afraid of us.  
They don't move very far when we are near.  



Baby Sparrows

Tree Swallows

Assortment of various flowers on the side of our house.
Dianthus, Hostas, Peonies

Lysimachia Punctata

Campanula glomerata superb


Red Hot Pokers 


Grape Hyacinths and Daffodils

Bleeding Heart

Creeping Phlox

Hardy Hibiscus

Hens and Chicks

Butterfly Bush



Hostas in bloom

Cne Flower

Another friend gave me a bag of Gaint Dalhia's, which have multiplied in the last few years so we planted approximatly three large  bags of them through out our yard. In the area that we live in, the climate is to cold for Cannas and Dalhias to survive the winters so each fall they have to be lifted from the ground and stored in a dry place.  

Giant Dalhia

Achillea Moonshine

Liatris spicata


I didn't plant these, so I do not what to call them. If you know, I would sure appreciate knowing.

Cleome and Cannas 

I planted Spaghetti Squash in with my flowers.  They have done quite well.

OOps! My grand children are doing their art work on the walk and adding their own beauty to my yard.

Granddaughter Kiersten and daddy designing her wedding cake.

Just Looking on, relaxing.


Lilac Phlox

Black-eyed Susans

I think I need to rest awhile and enjoy the beauty of God's creations.

The beauty overlooking the river.

Black-eyed Susans were given to me by another friend and they grace our yard through out.


Miniature rose.


I truly enjoy a stroll in my flower gardens enjoying the beauty of God's handiwork.

Home Sweet Home

So Blessed!

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  1. I love all your flowers! We are trying to grow some peonies in our yard; hope to have some blooms next season.

    1. Thank you so much Ginger. I hope you get some blooms next season as well. I enjoy mine so much.

  2. Where do you live? We've got many of these plants growing bountifully here on the southern coast of VA and my grandmother has most of these too near Edenton, NC. Your weeping Cherry looks so much like my wheeping pussy willow when it's got it's puffs. It's a cute little plant. Your Cannas are doing beautifully (as is your entire yard and the life within!) I couldn't get mine to root and killed it :/ I hate killing plants.

    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post on Flowers Around Our Yard. We live in southern WV. We have had just the right amount of sunshine and rain this year to have the beautiful flowers we have. As I said in my post if the climate is cold in the area you live in Cannas will not survive the winters. You must dig them up and store them until fear of frost is over. If you lived close by I could certainly supply you with some. Hope you can grow them successfully. They are beautiful.

  3. These pictures are wonderful! You are a hard working. I have a new respect for gardening and landscaping as I've been working with a clean slate the last few years.

    1. Thank you so much Kelly. Glad you like them. We enjoy them so much. Hope your landscaping will come alive with the beauty of flowers in the new future. Don't give up, they are worth all the work. XOXO

  4. Wow, trying hard not to be jealous! I love a beautiful garden.

    1. Thank you so much Susan for taking the time to view my post and for your encouraging comment. I so enjoy viewing the beauty of the flowers and sharing them with others. Blessings to you.

  5. It's hard to believe anyone has more flowers than I do, but I think you get the prize.

    1. I am so thankful for each of them. I enjoy the beauty of them and caring for them. God's awesome art work is so beautiful and refreshing. I would love to see your garden flowers as well. Blessings

  6. What a beautiful yard and your flowers are all fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thank you so much Marty. Thank you for having your Inspire Me Party, and taking the time to give such an encouraging comment. XOXO

  7. WHOA! What a showcase of GORGEOUSNESS! You sure have your work cut out for you but its so worth it! Only GOD could make such beauty!

    1. Deidre, Thank you so much for taking the time to view my post and for leaving such an encouraging comment. For certain, only God could make such beauty. He does all things well!



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