Garden Bounty

While I may not be very experienced  when it comes to laying out a garden and choosing complementary plants, the garden does provide bountiful beauty from spring until fall.

Gardening is a learning process filled with errors and rewards.

The reward comes when the garden blooms making it possible to cut a few stems varied in color and texture.

flowers/rhdodendronThe rhododendrons are all but gone,

peony but coming in right behind them are peonies changing daily from tight little buds

peonyto partially open teasers

peonyto full blown beauties.

They don’t last long, especially if it rains, so I cut them and fill the house where they can be enjoyed.

Their differing colors and textures make each bloom a special gift.  Salvia, which tries to take over my little garden, provides wonderful contrast, and the alium which is past its prime adds an interesting texture.

So grows my garden.  It may not be perfect, but the same is not true for the beauties that grow there. 

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


Gardens Galore


27 thoughts on “Garden Bounty

  1. Wow, that’s an amazing garden!

  2. I’m swooning over the first picture with such a variety of beauty. Love, love your peonies too.
    You are so right about errors and rewards.
    I look forward to seeing more of your Maine garden as the summer progresses.
    I am sure you are not missing the heat and humidity here.

    1. How right you are about not missing heat and humidity. This morning it was 54 and I had a fire going. After I managed to pull a few weeds and deadhead some flowers.

  3. So beautiful. Reminds me of an English garden🌺🌸

  4. Such beautiful bouquets!

  5. Beautiful photos, Linda! Easy to see the joy these flowers give you. Happy Gardening!

  6. Absolutely beautiful!!! I’ m off to visit Vicki and family. Her hydrangeas are beautiful this time of the year.

    1. Enjoy both your family and the flowers.

  7. paularosemaine June 28, 2017 — 8:35 am

    Love the peonies with the salvia in the round white vases!

    1. Thank you. I love the contrast.

  8. Beautiful blooms Linda! I need a pig in my garden!

    1. Thanks, Jenna. I get so excited about blooming things in Maine.

  9. entertainingwomen June 28, 2017 — 9:47 am

    If I’m to evaluate your skills from your post offerings, I’d have to call you a master gardener! Just beautiful! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

    1. I can grown things, Cherry Kay. I’m just not good at putting it all together, but I’m learning.

  10. Lovely. Bringing the peonies inside this year was a special treat.

    1. Aren’t they just the best!!

  11. Linda, I think you are a excellent gardener! I agree with Bonnie, the first picture is stunning! Love your peonies!

    1. Nature provides beautiful gifts.

  12. Linda! I can see some beautiful paintings happening with all those flowers. They are just lovely!

    1. I hope you are going to do the paintings!!!

      1. I am going to try and get them penciled in on a canvas today, Linda.

  13. What agorgeous array of garden beauty! Divine. Thank you for the beautiful photos.

  14. I have always wanted to “plan” a garden … planting in sync with blooming times, etc … one day. Now, I just plant what I love! Your peonies are gorgeous!

    1. I have planted some things I love and they have proved to be bad choices for the location. I’m still learning.

  15. Love your choice of flowers and your way of arranging them inside

  16. Marcia F.Gardner August 13, 2017 — 2:59 pm

    What a wonderful treat to view your arrangements! Flowers are yet another gift from God.

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