Tuesday, September 8, 2009

~ Tick Tock ... Summer Gardens Soon Will Be Gone ... ~

















This gorgeous clock was presented to us by Gail, Shabby*Cottage*Shoppe, that we featured the past (2) weeks on our W. Virginia trip. If you didn't read about her, go back & visit her home tour & studio tour creations. Gail said she listened to me babble about my fav's (there were so many who ever could choose ... certainly not me!) so she created this clock just for me. I am so thrilled with it ... I nearly cried when I opened that box. Lots of pink & oodles of bling!!! Her shop is featured on our posts & front page. Pop over & visit Gail. THANK YOU Gail, I LOVE IT!! You will forever tick for me ... hugs!

I hope you will enjoy ... As summer winds down I did promise to share with you those 700 plants that I was going to plant ... that took me 18 hours in two days ... but I got it done & thought I'd never move again. We put in tons of impatiens, geranium, grasses, azaleas, lilies, hostas (3 types) ... & several plants I have no idea what they are called. Then we had these mysterious plants that have a brief yellow flower that turns into a fuzzy dandelion type head ... sunflowers popped up mysteriously everywhere. The 6th pic is a 'weed' but it was so pretty & now it is as tall as the bird feeder ... the 11th pic shows it growing to about 5' tall. Think I am just going to leave it for 'kicks' & see what happens. It is lacy & quite pretty.

A rhodie that we thought was blooming & got all shook up as that would be out of season, is actually a petal off a flower landing so perfectly to deceive.

The mum is at the end of our driveway & is quite an attention getter ... it is 2 different plants but it is funny the way the one grows around the yellow one.

The final pic is the only damage we got out of our tornadoes last month (we had 2 separate ones) ... it literally tore up everything 1 mile down our hill ... damage was unreal ... we are grateful that from both tornadoes we only suffered damage on the trees both times like this.

***Where you plant a seed, beauty will bloom forth.
Occasionally one seed will not bloom ... even when fertilized.***
(Written by Marydon Ford)

20 comments:

  1. Hello Marydon, your gardens still look beautiful! And what a lovely present... the clock is just gorgeous! Bisous... Julie Marie

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  2. Hi, Marydon,
    I enjoyed my tour of your beautiful gardens. Love that sweet clock, too. Sending happy thoughts your way. Vicki

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  3. Oh My Sweet Peanut Butter, a chair for each of us on the porch. I so love this home. It speaks softly to each visitor. The paths take you in beautiful directions of love and painstakenly show the growth that will shower you with love in the months ahead. The lawn is so beautiful I could sit there with you and have a picnic in the afternoon sun, and laugh and share our stories of fun times. Oh I always loved these brick borders as I tried to walk on them and not fall off as a child. Everything is beautiful honey, just beautiful. A painting guided by God's paintbrush for you to share in the months ahead with each and every visitor or passer by. It truly says "Welcome Home My Friends". I love you sweetie, Cherry Jelly

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  4. Hi Marydon,

    Love your sweet clock with all the pink and bling.
    Your garden looks so beautiful and thank you for showing us around.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. Your pics are beautiful. You are right though, we won't have our gardens much longer. We are starting our fall yard work already.


    Willow

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  6. So pretty, Marydon! I don't feel ready to say good bye to Summer unless Fall brings more sunshine than Summer did! ♥

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  7. Beautiful!! I love your front yard with the flag! Very nice. Enjoy your day and the last few weeks of your beautiful hard work!

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  8. Good Morning Marydon, I love your clock from Gail. I thorougly enjoyed all your garden photos. What a lot of hard work but so worth it.

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  9. Rich fall color is on it's way!!

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  10. "Summer Gardens Soon Will Be Gone." Truth which (a little bit) makes me sad. Thanks for sharing your beautiful yard and garden. It has been a good "flowers" summer for us here in the Midwest, too.

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  11. Your landscaping is beautiful! All your hard work really shows!

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  12. Lovely garden photos. My yard is showing signs of fall--dwindling flowers, drying vines. But the beauty of fall awaits us! :o)
    Elle

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  13. Your home is beautiful, homey, friendly and inviting. Your gardens are gorgeous! I may just have to drop in for a visit the next time i'm in your neighborhood! LOL!

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  14. Your flowers look beautiful. Too bad Fall/Winter is closing in on us and they won't be around again for a while. Thank goodness you came through the tornados okay!

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  15. I loved reading about your beautiful gardens and seeing all of the lovely photos. Yes, my gardens as well, though still growing, are looking just a bit tired (some more than others) and I know that the growing days for this season are coming to an end. It sort of makes me sad, but I'll also be happy for a break! :)

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  16. Hi Marydon,
    Beautiful pictures of your yard.. I can't believe summer is almost over !! Incredible..I'm soo ready for Fall.. I can almost smell the air !! Hope your doing well, and enjoying the last of your Summer days !!
    hugs ~tea~xo

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  17. Marydon....your garden is beautiful, I think it would be so wonderful to just sit and enjoy all this beauty.
    Your clock is lovely, what a sweet surprise...hugs, Linda

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  18. Hi Marydon,
    I am so pleased you are happy with your little rhinestone clock! It was my pleasure to make it just for you!
    Your gardens are gorgeous! What lush plants and vibrant colors.....BEAUTIFUL!
    Gail

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  19. Your yard looks amazing. I love flowers, plants, perannials etc. Great job meeting your planting goal.

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