August 5, 2015

Les Belles Jardins

Hi all!

I can't believe that in some parts of the country summer vacation is over!  Here in Michigan, school doesn't start until the day after Labor Day, so we've got another month.  But then again, it doesn't really get warm here until July.

We don't really have a front porch - just a small area next to our front door where we have a cement bench.

My husband got me this bench for Mother's Day the first year we lived in our house.
White Phlox
Our garden goes right up to front door.  I planted a LOT of new things last summer.  We had such a hard winter this year that most of them did not survive.

This is my garden right outside our family room.  I've planted Strawberry Shortcake hydrangeas (which start out white and turn pink), balloon flowers, purple phlox, cone flowers, daisies, lilies, and Endless Summer hydrangeas.
Endless Summer Hydrangea
Echinacea (cone flowers)
The guest room also looks out on this garden.
Balloon flower and purple Phlox

Our peonies are no longer in bloom but they are beautiful every year!  I have 3 large plants along the front of our house.

I know some have had a really hot summer and are looking forward to cooler temps but this week our average high will be less than 80 degrees and it's wonderful.  I hope this weather lasts another couple of months!

Have a great day!

love and blessings~

"Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it." Genesis 2:15

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  1. Ashhh summer!!! For us, it can start as early as April and go on until September before we see a respite in the temperatures in the high 80's. Today has been a break for constant fain however and I was happy to see the sunshine after 5 days of grey and soggy!
    Your gardens are luvly. Ours I am afraid are getting a redo and are a bit blotchy at best this year. Hoping for a big burst in the Spring.
    Here's for your summer to be as long as mine :)
    Hugs, Gee

    1. Thanks, Gee! I hope you're enjoying your summer and getting some of your projects done! We've only had a few days that have hit 90 here. Let's hope our gardens survive the winter and are better next year! Thanks for always stopping by!

  2. Your garden is beautiful. I've never seen strawberry shortcake hydrangeas. I love the name. I love your coneflowers. I've always wanted to have them. I came by for your home tour from a linky party. Thanks for inviting us in. I've enjoyed my visit. It was very nice to meet you.

  3. Ah! C'est tres jolie. Je l'aimes les fleurs!
    Michelle from