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Thursday, June 7, 2012



Yesterday I went to the garden center on the hunt for some blue and white for my yard.

I did not find exactly what I was looking for, but I think I got a pretty good combination of color and texture for my flower beds.

Here is the area I will be working on……..


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I love the Japanese maple in the cobalt pot and when I put anything bluish, or purple in this planter it reads blue.

The bougainvillea is really doing well this year. I also like to add a pop of bright pink with the blue and white in my yard.

Another color I love to add is a touch of lime. You can see the plant right next to the pot is a lime, waxy leaf plant. I don’t remember the name, but I love the way it is growing.

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The alyssum has just about taken over this flower bed. You can see the little boxwoods trying to peek out. It is if they are drowning in the alyssum.

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The pansies are getting a bit leggy so their time of blooming is just about over. I will be replacing them with new plantings. 

Let me show you what will be going in the ground this weekend…….

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I love to add texture and color with the foliage of my plants. The bluish color of the verbena next to the gray and fluffy lime green is so pretty to me.

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I will also be adding some lime and blackish sweet potatoe vine in my black hanging basket. I had it last year and it did beautifully………

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Last years sweet potato vine.

I will keep you all posted on my progress!

To Be continued………

While I AM, 
“Enjoying The Process!”

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Anonymous said...

Looks so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Pretty, prettty, pretty - can't wait to see it all planted. Every time I see your letter "P" I get all warm inside and think about all the memories of that lovely day - all the giggling and hootin' - and especially the sausage-eating. Oh my! xo

Decor & Harmony said...

Looks great! I love the combination of colors and textures. Your Japanese maple looks divine in the cobalt pot. I just may have to do that with mine...do you bring it in during the winter?

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Sooooo INSPIRINGLY BEAUTIFUL~~~ soooo FRESH and CLEAN and HAPPY, and it makes a W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L SCREEN SAVER!!!!!!!!!

Finished "MY" blues, etc. last night (more soil on ME I think, than ANYTHING else, but that FAB dinner HELPED!), and IT'S sooooooo pretty out there!!!

Off shortly to get the last few lil' things I need, and SOME LOBELIA, thanks to seeing YOURS (wonder if it will LIVE here in the desert, tho!)...!!!!!!

CONGRATS and THANKS for sharing, girlfriend!!!


Maria said...

My favorite color of flower has always been blue - it's so different and exotic looking. I think they're beautiful :)

michele said...

the bright blue cushions are soooooo dreamy!


Donnamae said...

Love the new plants...especially the lime green with the silvery plant....so perfect together. Those are some of my favourite colors in the garden...they always look especially wonderful at dusk with a little yellow thrown in. Can't wait to see them all planted! ;)

Cheryl said...

Those are my favorite garden flowers. I am excited to see the finished product!! Last years garden was breathtaking!

The enchanted home said...

The pop of colors is just amazing! Makes for such a happy and beautiful space.

debra @ 5th and state said...

you have "nailed" it my friend; it's all about foliage and textures, the flowers are a bonus. beautiful garden kathy sue!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to get out and do some planting of my own!

Susan B said...

I like the combination of shapes, colors and textures you've chosen. Very nice!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your yard looks fabulous, Kathysue! Love all the blue prettiness! :-) Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Sooo pretty. I love your color and texture combinations! Happy
Saturday. Mona

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathysue, Everything is so pretty! I have the lime colored sweet potato vine but this my first time seeing it in black.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

Enjoyed visiting your yard this morning. Hubby and I have been away for over a month so did not do any containers before leaving. Now that we are home for the remainder of the hot, dry northwest Louisiana summer, I plan to make up for lost time. Your site offered great inspiration. Thanks.