Wednesday, July 20, 2011


One of my favorite signs of mid-summer has revealed its plummage.

Beautiful and sweet smelling Stargazer Lily.

The whole yard looks best in mid-summer splendor.

I am so happy that when my hard-working husband, Tim, pulls his truck up to the back garage, he gets to see these beautiful plantings.  On a rare day off, Tim fabricated and trowel finished these pots to accent the man-door to the garage.

The planters contain lantana in the middle and red geraniums on the sides.

The large pot contains a climbing mandevilla with red petunias around it.  It has really grown in its mostly sunny spot between the garage doors.

Our favorite afternoon/evening spot to enjoy a glass of wine and conversation is the back patio adjacent to the garage.

Come on and set a spell.

On hot lazy summer days I love relaxing in the pool.

It's these relaxing moments that bring me calmness in the craziness of the school year.

1 comment:

  1. Val, Your garden has so much color, even in these hot days of late July, the Stargazer Lily is perfect, but the pool picture says it all, HAPPY SUMMER!