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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 11–15 in the garden…

This week in the garden…..lot’s coming and going, but such an array of beautiful colors to enjoy!

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My Strawberries are finally showing red!  I don’t have very much fruit and veggies out there in the cottage garden, but what I do have – is for the birdies!

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Scabiosa flowers…light / dark purple mixed with white ones….so pretty planted with “The Fairy Roses”.

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This hardy fuchsia has been transplanted from my Quail Creek Home then to my mom’s and then planted here at Fishtail Cottage.  It’s the only hardy fuchsia that has survived here. 

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Dianthus is always a fabulous cottage garden bloom to tuck here & there in the garden!

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More Lily’s have opened up & shown their beauty this week!

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Last year I brought more yellow to the garden ~ it’s so lovely with the purples blooms I have in the garden!

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Hydrangeas are starting to come out from hiding as well…I can't wait to share all of those blooms with you – but a sneak peak for now is what I’ll share. 034025

Sigh, the bee balm has finally arrived and blooming gorgeous red blooms.  I put this in the garden three years ago and this is the first year it seems established enough to share its beautiful blooms!

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Hope to see you link up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s this week? To see where else I may be linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook

49 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

The strawberries look like they are going to be delicious, Tracie!! Do you make anything with them? I was going to plant some this year and got side tracked. There is always so much to do. I'm joining your party this week...I hope I can link up. There was a glitch the last time. :-(

XO,
Jane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your strawberries look delicious. My girlfriend had to replant hers. I haven't put any out in years, many years ago I had them and made Freezer Jams. That was one of the best Summers ever. hugs ~lynne~

Karen said...

Hi Tracie,
Wow, looks like your ready for a flora party! I had planted the same Monarda and it was coming along nicely and this year it disappeared!
Enjoyed all of your photos!

glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

I recognize the coreopsis and gaillardia, but what's the last plant on that line?

Gorgeous photos btw. Thanks for sharing!

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful blooms! I am enjoying a large variety in my garden also. Every day I take a stroll to see what new garden surprises I encounter. I just bought a black Scabiosa. It's small, but unique. Always love seeing what's going on at Fishtail Cottage. I'm betting the birds love it too!

Michella Marie said...

OMGOODESS!! CAN I COME STAY IN YOUR GARDEN, LOL!! You won't even know I'm there :))
What a beautiful blog you have!!
Thank you so much for adding me to your sidebar!! It looks GREAT there, lol!! I am now following you and will be poking around here for a while!!
LOVE FROM TEXAS!!
~~Michella~~
www.michellamarie.com
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Henrietta said...

I love Scabiosa flowers and waiting mine to bloom and some Lily's are still coming but otherwise the best blooming starting to be over, I think. Beautiful flowers you have.

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Hi Tracie, thanks for dropping Hf,K. I am looking forward to dropping by myself. Flowers everywhere, I love it.

Cooking with K said...

Awe...you are a sweetie. Stopping by CWK always makes me smile.

Melanie Statnick said...

Love your garden! your blog is beautiful Thank you for your kind words on Rabbit Hole Art. I hope you would choose to follow my blog and keep up with the inspiration!

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Love everything in your garden. The strawberries look so delicious, and the flowers very pretty.

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Ps: Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog...I'll link up to your party on thursday...

Olive Cooper said...

Love the bee balm. We have the purple variety and it is cool how the blooms develop. It is getting too hot to garden here so I am going to be enjoying your posts even more. ♥O

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Love the photos Tracie, the Beee Balm, strawberries and all the other pretties that are blooming in your garden.

Eo;eem

Sunray Gardens said...

Evrything looks lovely. My Bee Balm is going right now also and have several colors.
Cher Sunray Gardens

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... yum, those berries look delish!... and all of your flowers are so pretty... love the Bee Balm especially!... I am sure it attracts alot of butterflies to your beautiful gardens... xoxo Julie Marie

rosesandgargoyles said...

Ahhhh, dianthus. Not only are they pretty but I love the way they smell too.

lisa said...

Your garden looks truly amazing Tracie, and these are such wonderful photographs of it!

Thank you for hosting Cottage Floral Thursday's!

Red Gate Farm said...

Tracie those strawberries look good enough to eat, for people too!

Love your scabiosa... I only have one shade of purple but maybe I need to expand? Perhaps the white... I love white in the garden on dark, dreary PNW days.

~Chris

Lydia said...

Strawberries and tomatoes- July's color must be red.

Thank you for hosting the party!

Larry said...

Your posts are always so beautiful... you create such an ambience with your site! Larry

Linda Makiej said...

Really marvelous shots!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You have an amazing garden, Tracie! There's just so much loveliness to behold. ;)

Thanks for hosting!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Bright and beautiful!!
*hugs*deb

Donna Heber said...

Hi Tracie,

Lots of gorgeous blooms in your garden! Very bright and cheery.

Zoey said...

I think yellow really perks up a garden and it's perfect with purple. I am envious of your hydrangeas.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Lovely flowers and the strawberries look delicious. :)

mississippi artist said...

Love all your flowers. Yes bee balm sure takes a while to get established, but the flowers are lovely.

Darla said...

Very nice...so, you never taste even on strawberry?

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful garden! Especially like the bee balm!
-Lynn

Kathy said...

Lovely flowers - your garden seems to be in peak season! Looks great,
Kathy

Shirley said...

Tracie, how beautiful your flowers look. The heat and my being absent from my garden is showing it's toll on my flowers. I love strawberries. I could eat them till they come out of my ears!
Glad I could join this week.
Enjoy them..
~Shirley

Erica said...

The strawberries look delicious!

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

How beautiful everything looks in your garden!! And strawberries too!! WOW!! I am amazed!! thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Landbohaven said...

Jeg kom lige forbi.
Hvor har du mange smukke blomster.
Tak for kigget.

Light and Voices said...

mmmmm I love strawberries on waffles with extra whip cream. Your strawberries look delicious.
Joyce M

☆☆Mumsy said...

You have so many beautiful flowers in the yard! Your strawberries look so fresh..

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Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
You have such a lovely assortment of plants in bloom. it is so nice of you to grow little treats like the strawberries for the birds.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Love your wonderful photos of a great garden. It's terrific that the monarda attracts so many hummingbirds to my garden.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Barb

LV said...

You blessed having pretty flowers and fresh veggie.

Janet said...

Beautiful! The strawberries look delicious! :)

Ewa said...

your garden must look beautiful with all these lovely colors!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Lovely! The fuchsia and the bee balm are particularly interesting in shape.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Tracie,

I could stay in your garden all day.

I am delighted beyond words you’ve shared your bounty on summer’s “Vintage Video” on my blog!

xo
Sandy

~~Rhonda said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful blossoms! I enjoyed the tour. The lilies and the bee balm are my favorite. ~~Rhonda :)

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing - lots of color and variety!

Deb said...

Love ALL your plants. I've seen so much bee balm around this year, and i have none! I think i'm going to plant some next year.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow! Beautiful blooms. What a wonderful assortment of plants you have. Visiting from Jean's BT. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Thanks for sharing!
Carla

very merry vintage style said...

Your garden looks amazing! The Bee Balm is my favorite. Thanks for linking to the party at Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary