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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

this week in the garden 6/12/13

Still been sunny here in Seattle and I’m lovin’ it!  We are expecting a little rain this week, but us gardeners know that our gardens love it when the rain arrives…as long as it doesn’t topple everything over on it’s side! Below is a great photo of my ladies mantle in bloom. 
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The garden here at Fishtail Cottage is sure loving both the rain and sunshine combination we are given…almost everything returned happily from last summer (although I am still waiting to see new growth on those roses I butchered a few weeks ago).  As you can see Delphinium, peonies and roses opened up since last week. Below you can see the patio garden and climbing roses happily doing what they do best…climb!
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The side garden pathways are both very cheerful this week!
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Our front entrance is still looking beautiful with the peony blooms ~ sharing a few more views of the front yard garden ~ so much is happening right now!
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So much so, that I’ve been able to take some cuttings for my home!
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So I suppose you’d like to see the peonies that are in bloom?
 
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& roses?
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& a few other blooming plants?
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I hope to see you at this weeks Cottage Garden Party (party to start later this evening)!  To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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33 comments:

Copper Diem said...

Stunning!

Heather - New House New HOme said...

It's stunning, Tracie. Love all the peony varieties. I have three in my garden - Sarah Bernhardt, Bowl of Beauty and White Swan(?) a single white. They are easily my favourites in the garden.

awal.ny said...

Goodness your gardens are just beautiful. I think your front walk is my favorite and that arbor, I want one of my own.

Barbwire Pretty said...

wow what a wonderful garden, everything is so lush and well cared for.
Go girl.
Bernice

Kirsty Girl said...

Perfection! It's winter here and I am desperately missing flowers :(

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous, Tracie!! It all looks just incredible! You truly were born with two green thumbs, girlie! :) Aren't you just loving all of the blooming peonies? ♥

xoxo laurie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Tracie,
love your flowers! Your roses are lovely and Peonies - two of my very favorite - it is marvelous to see your beautiful blooms, especially those of the flowers that wouldn't thrive here.
Hugs,
Kathy

My Garden Diaries said...

So beautiful! Your blooms are exquisite!!! And your lades mantle...fantastic!!!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I wish my garden looked an ounce as good!! Beautiful!

Donna said...

Absolutely amazing gardens, Tracie. You should do landscape design. Everything is just so perfect.... Donna

Debbi said...

I always drool over your garden....It only sprinkled down here in Oregon yesterday morning, but they keep telling us to expect rain....I ran out and picked a big bouquet of roses just in case!

GinaBVictorian said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous! Your arbor entry way is fantastic. How do you get your ladies mantle to grow so lush and big? I only have one plant and it hasn't grown much in the last couple of years. Happy Thursday!

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Gorgeous Gardens! So inspiring. I need to take lessons from you ;)

Sara Chapman said...

My goodness, what a beautiful array. I have many of the same plants but yours are more established. One day we will be able to smell the flowers through the internet, I know it!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. Now what do you feed your plants? The peony i got us last year has no buds:( Maybe next. mishelle

Pamela Gordon said...

Your gardens are so beautiful Tracie! I love peonies and roses and have neither. We've had so much rain here not much is blooming yet. Have a great day!

Lady of the Manor said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your garden!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your garden is such an inspiration to me.

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful!

All your shots make me want to get out in the garden and that is exactly what I have planned for today.

September Violets said...

You have an amazing garden, and one I think every gardener would admire! Your close-ups of the flowers are gorgeous ;) Wendy

Lady of the Woods said...

oh how beautiful it all is, and that pathway with the draping peonies and the white oval gate! I need that! LOL. Everything looks amazing, all the flowers I love the most but cannot have in south Florida LOL...but I have a plan...we shall see soon what comes up. Lovely post!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your garden looks fabulous. I love all the beautiful roses on the arbour! (By the way, I left a comment on the link party that my brain slipped and asking you to delete my number 26. Sorry!)

Mindy said...

So dang pretty. I love the delphinium. I don't have a single one in my yard.
My lady's mantle is goin' strong as well. I just love that plant.
I've been coveting a boxwood hedge, or a row of them like yours, for years. They look so pretty all lined up.
Everything looks gorgeous, as usual!

Marsha said...

The roses and peonies are just so beautiful - sure wish we had scratch and smell computer screens :)

Babs said...

Your garden is gorgeous and I'm having garden envy. :) Visiting from The Dedicated House.

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Dana Bishop said...

I live in Anacortes and it is startling that your landscape is so far ahead of ours. Everything at your cottage is breathtakingly beautiful! I can't get over the lady's mantle!!!
Thanks for the tour.

Botanic Bleu said...

Just beautiful...no other words to describe your breathtaking yard..and those delphiniums are are my favorite.

Judith

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

Such beautiful pictures! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Paola T. said...

Wonderful garden! I love it!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your blooms are heavenly, Tracie! Love how everything is doing beautifully. We're getting way more rain than we're used to - the garden is loving it!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

James Curtis said...

wow, Lots of beautiful foliage and flowers to adore!
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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Tracie, your garden is a delight. How lucky you are to have such a haven. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.