Saturday, May 24, 2014

INSPIRATION AT WORK

 

I don’t care where we go on our trips one of the first things I want to do when I get home is spruce up my yard with fresh flowers and plants.

It never fails, I have always been inspired by the beautiful surroundings where we stay on our trips. 

Of course they all have full time gardeners sprucing them up daily, but I kind of forget that part by time I get home.

On Friday we went to Lowes and Home depot to get some flowers. Mainly impatiens. I always fill my front flower beds with impatiens every year.

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(This is last years impatiens planted in pink and white stripes!)

We waited until we got home to do the planting, but I think we are a bit late, I need two flats for my flower beds, and we had a very hard time finding any that looked half way healthy.

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Our little truck bed was full of pretty pink, white and lavender goodness with a bit of purple thrown in for contrast….

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It is going to be very hot here in California for most of the week it will be in the nineties, so I need to keep these babies moist and hydrated.

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This is the flower bed next to the front porch where I like to sit in the mornings with coffee.

The little bubbling fountain in the upper left is a welcomed friend as well as the giant Meyer fern. 

This year I added some coleus with pink and purple in the leaves for  color, and textural interest. 

The Prayer plant, Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion.' Has wonderful dark and light green leaves with a purple underside. 

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Once the pink and white impatiens fill in I think it will look so pretty, if I can keep them alive in this upcoming heat!!

In the backyard impatiens were added underneath the Japanese maple tree. Hopefully by the end of summer they will be spilling out over the edges of the cobalt blue pot.

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The palm by my back door gets a bit of sun so I chose to use Dianthus in pinks at the base of the palm……

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More pink impatiens can be found next to another Japanese maple in the corner by my gate.

All these plants have really grown. I wanted the blue pot as a color spot, but it is barely peeking out this year.

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Below is the same corner from last year. You can see how much everything has grown!

I think they like this little corner under the letter P, which just happens to be an old vintage neon sign. 

Hopefully this year we will get some electricty so we can turn on the light.

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This is what we are working on This Memorial Weekend!
Wishing you all a wonderful
Long Weekend!!
ENJOY!!

 
 

9 comments:

diane westbrook said...

Thanks again Kathysue for suggesting bloglovin! I now get all the blogs that I used to get and all in one email. It is great and I hope that all your readers find you and find bloglovin..can't keep us readers down! I need to get out and start planting, as well...love the impatiens..Diane

diane westbrook said...

Thanks again Kathysue for suggesting bloglovin! I now get all the blogs that I used to get and all in one email. It is great and I hope that all your readers find you and find bloglovin..can't keep us readers down! I need to get out and start planting, as well...love the impatiens..Diane

sharon smith said...

Hello,
So inspiring! As soon as I finish painting and waxing a cabinet, if I have any strength left I will be in the yard too.
Looks beautiful!!!
Sharon

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathysue, your impatiens are beautiful! Love the array of colors. All of your plants look great!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathysue, your yard is so beautiful and I love the flowers. You always create the most wonderful flower displays. It is getting so hot here already that not too many flowers in the yard. I hope you are having a fabulous Memorial Weekend. We are having family for a BBQ later today, so some great family time.

Maria Killam said...

I was thinking, where does she live that it's too late for petunias? California! Makes sense.
You don't have the rain like we do, it's a trade off :)
x
Maria

Lea said...

Bloglovin' is great!!!

And, so are your flower beds. So full of wonderful color and all seem to say "welcome."

Happy Memorial Day!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Golly Gee, my "comment" got mis-sent.
I congratulated you on your lovely garden and know that the one you have this year will be lovely.
I kill all flowers, bushes and trees or the deer do!
We have given up, let the HOA do their thing and sit back and enjoy!

Merlin said...

Beautiful combinations!! NICE JOB! franki