Sunday, July 25, 2010

A look at the garden in July

Even though it has been a sweltering summer here in the bluegrass state, my garden has held up pretty well. Most of the daylilies have bloomed but the black-eyed susans are now in full bloom. I think I need to thin them out a bit next year. I also have some August lilies (aka naked ladies) in bloom and it isn't even August. Everything seemed to bloom earlier this year. Here are a few views of the garden taken during the month of July.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Old Louisville Garden Tour

I enjoy seeing other people's gardens. One of the best ways to do this is to take a garden tour. It's fun  to see beautiful and unique gardens, and I usually get some ideas for my own garden on these tours.  There are several annual garden tours in the Louisville area including Crescent Hill, Tyler Park, Audubon Park, the Original Highlands neighborhood and Old Louisville. Last weekend I experienced the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour. This is my favorite tour because the yards and gardens are small like mine (some are even smaller) and the architecture is spectacular! Old Louisville is a National Historic Preservation District and has a large assortment of Victorian architecture. Saint James Court in Old Louisville is host to the annual St. James Art Fair, one of the largest art fairs in the country. It is held the first weekend in October. For more information on Old Louisville: Here are some pictures of gardens I found especially interesting:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Introducing Maggie the Cat

Maggie has her own special viewing areas of the yard and garden. This happens to be one of them!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The walkway to the garden from the front yard

I tried a new look this summer for the front yard. In the past, I've planted impatiens in this bed. This year I planted blue and purple ageratum, penta, Mexican heather, blue salvia, begonia, snapdragon, and dusty miller. It's quite an assortment but they seem to blend very well. At least I think so :)

Stargazing Time

My one and only stargazer lily is in bloom for the 4th of July holiday. I wish I had a few more of them. Maybe next year!