Thursday, June 5, 2014

Outdoor flower decor...

 Ahhh, sweet spring!

This photo was taken two days ago through the dining room bay window.

The same view, exactly three months ago in early March. 
The summer view is soooooo much more appealing!

This is the view looking in the opposite direction through the bay window. The Major Wheeler honeysuckle vine we planted last year has now climbed to the top of the arbor!

It was only a couple of feet tall when we planted it last summer.

I'm so happy it took off. I wasn't sure if it would, because this isn't a very sunny spot.

But despite all odds, it is growing and budding, just as I'd hoped it would.

One more place for our hungry hummers to visit while visiting our yard!

We also planted a small Major Wheeler honeysuckle on both sides of the swingset deck last summer. It has climbed to the top of the framework, so hopefully we'll be surrounded by hummers when we sit out in the Adirondack chairs this summer!

I mean between the honeysuckle and the feeders, how can our tiny feathered friends resist stopping for a visit?

The vines are loaded with blossoms ...

...that are just starting to open!

Another beacon for our little hummer friends - the Calibrachoa on the plant stand on the deck. 

I finally got around to planting impatiens in the shed's window boxes. I'm really off to a slow start this year with my planting.

Out in the front yard, a hanging basket gets 'plopped' down in the whiskey barrel, as it does every year.

The irises are blooming in the rock garden next to the whiskey barrel...

... and the clematis has started blooming by the light post.

(the view from my studio office window)

It's so wonderful to welcome spring after the long New England winters (especially this past one!), even on rainy days like today!

I hope you all have a beautiful week!

Donna

5 comments:

June said...

Donna, your view from your patio is so lovely! I love your deck so much.

Peggy Sue said...

Oh Oh I love your garden's porches, yards...and I love the windy path that leads to....could it be your front door??? Honeysuckle??? oh i need to get one of those..I love things that climb...that grow and bloom...that makes for a feeling of a cottage garden. Beautiful :)

Peggy Sue said...

Oh Oh I love your garden's porches, yards...and I love the windy path that leads to....could it be your front door??? Honeysuckle??? oh i need to get one of those..I love things that climb...that grow and bloom...that makes for a feeling of a cottage garden. Beautiful :)

Kc W said...

Oh your views are spectacular -- from any window. Must agree, I do look the spring and summer views much better than the winter ones!

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Lots of lovely colour Donna, should be amazing by summer. Mine is a little disappointing on the colour front. Green is a colour I guess!