My Red, White and Blue Garden

Hi there!  It has been a few weeks since my last post and I am not sure where the time has gone.  All I know is that is has been busy in my little life, as I am sure it has been in yours.  Lately, I have been trying to get my yard ready for the summer.  I have a few meetings coming up having to do with my floral design business and I wanted the yard to look nice.  It is hard work and I am pretty sure that is where my time has gone~




However, nothing I have done so far in the garden is really photograph-worthy.  I am still trying to get the gardens established after the winter damage and dealing with some missing plants due to vole devastation!  Every year has a new challenge.  It just so happens that I found some pictures of my garden from a few years ago and thought I would share them with you.  This will have to suffice until this year's garden starts to look pretty.  I am hoping these photos will give me, and perhaps you, some summertime inspiration.

As I said, this is my side garden from a few years ago.  The photos were taken in June but, it looks like I was getting ready for the Fourth of July, judging from all the flags.


Every year I plant this garden in red, white and blue because I have red Adirondack chairs on the deck, which sits next to this garden.



However, this year I decided to change it up.  I thought it was time to go with a different color scheme.  I like changing things every now and then but, after seeing these photos I am beginning to regret my decision.  The fact that I have been having a terrible time finding the right kind of flowers for my new color scheme hasn't helped.


The new color scheme is blue (always blue, because I love it so much in the garden!), orange, gray, white and touches of purple because true blue is hard to find in garden flowers.  I will need to downplay the red chairs to make this work; I am afraid.


It looks like I used a large assortment of flowers in this garden.  From the front of the garden to the back I used blue lobelia, white and red begonias, green and red coleus, white and red snapdragons, some fever few and tucked in the back is Jacob's Ladder.

I see some foxglove in the back, as well.


I forgot that there is perennial lady's mantle in the garden also.  The plants don't seem to be as healthy this year and I am wondering if the voles have been eating the roots over the winter.  They really can be a pain!




This was one of the planters I put together for the side deck.  Now, I am really rethinking my decision to change up the colors!  This planter looks so pretty!

  If my idea to change up the colors turns out to be a bust, I am not sharing the pictures with you guys.  I will keep this little disaster to myself :).  We will see what happens.  I should know in a month or so.







Until then, I will keep working on my garden.  What colors have you been using in yours?  I'd love to hear what has worked best for you.


HAPPY GARDENING!

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6 comments:

  1. So summery, I love it! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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  2. Sucj and inspiring garden Christine. I hope your summer garden rewards you this year with a much beauty. Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your red, white and blue garden at tonight's party and pinning too!

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  3. Your yard is beautiful! I'd love to sit and hang out there. Love the patriotism too!

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