Wednesday, July 21, 2010

~what's blooming II ~

hello there everyone!

NW weather.....80 and perfect....
don't hate me....
just remember it rained for 9 months
before this fabulous-ness ;)



I thought I'd show you a little
of what's blooming around the garden....

I found this little white basket
at a little shop nearby
& thought it would be fun by the
front door filled w/ yummies
from the garden....

{I do realize this basket could use a bow....yep....it could...}



so I gathered a little this & that




a few purple coneflowers....


a few coreopsis...dainty little things


and my beloved white phlox.....smells so amazing!



normally I would just go with
a big bouquet of ........gee let me think...
well....um....white flowers......hard to imagine eh?

but I was feeling like, you got all this color....
use it!

so I added a few Liatrus...which is just starting
to bloom....crazy hair day flowers ~ they are!


so what else is blooming?
well a bunch .... tons....of daisies...


white shastas....
......yellow shastas....(?)

not sure the name, but they are pale yellow
these even survived a mid-day transplant
last week! emergency uprooting....needed to install trellis....

{can you believe I haven't 'fessed up that
new project.....to all y'all?}

yeah, I was gonna show you that today, but
realized it needs just a wee bit more paint...
so next week!


more daisies in the potager
next to the chives....love those purple blooms!


my clematis is going crazy!



it's definitely serving it's purpose well....
hiding the big blue pool monstrosity....

{the kids have no grass......um,
 {remember I yanked it all out a couple years ago?? }
......in the back garden so
it was the least I could do...let them have a pool!! ;) }




the creeping thyme lines a path next to the potager
it smells so amazing & just keeps spreading....


I love this little aqua chair....
I paid $4 for it at a yard sale....


I love the chippy paint & it's weathered look....

I have so much more to show you,
but I'll save the rest for next week!

right now, I need to get back to work
sewing!!

thanks so much for all your enthusiasm
& excitement for my new shop!


Click Here to check it out!

I can't believe how much your energy
spurs my creativity!!

I'll be adding more products just as soon
as my little hands can create each sample!


Talk soon!

xoxoxo,



Shellagh




49 comments:

cityfarmer said...

WAIT ... this is YOUR garden?
It must be your full time job!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the little basket for your door too! :)

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Your garden is lovely!!! and the clematis is amazing!!! My white phlox is not blooming yet :(.
Enjoy the weather in BP.
~ Julie

A Vintage Chic said...

What a stunning garden you have, Shellagh! No wonder you're so inspired! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Julie

My Yellow House said...

Are you kidding me? This is all your garden? It's amazing and so beautiful...I have flower garden envy now. :) You must have the most beautiful bouquets in every room.
Thanks for sharing...I'm inspired to plant more now. I guess all that rain was just what the flowers needed!

Enjoy your evening ~
Sarah

laura said...

Hi Shellagh,
thankyou so much for visiting my blog! I love your shop, everything you make is just gorgeous! What an amazing garden you have! You are so lucky to be able to just pop outside and gather basketfulls of beautiful blooms! Have a really wonderful dayxxxx
Laura currie,
my summerhouse xxx

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Pretty flowers Shellagh! Love the clematis! :)
Hugs ~ Jo

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your garden is oh so lovely!
-Danielle

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers, and I really love that chippy little turquoise chair!
Blessings,
Marcia

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your garden is filled with wonderful blooms! How pretty!!
Penny

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell it from here. I am a new follower and love your blog. I had to laugh reading that you ripped all your grass out...it sure cuts down on mowing time~ kids can play anyplace, can't they? I am going to explore your blog more in depth this weekend. Work is calling-lol Diana

gretchen said...

Phlox! for some really dumb reason, I never thought about growing these and i love their scent, too.
The new house (two weeks+ and counting) will most certainly have to have them next summer. Thanks for the inspiration!

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful flowers and I love that sweet little chair!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What beautiful flowers and I love your chippy blue chair!! Congrats on your new shop. I am so excited for you!

Jeralee said...

I love your flowers and garden shots!

Summers are great here in the Pacific NW... They really make up for the months of soggy, overcast weather we deal with.

How is your grass fairing? With the really wet spring and then it suddenly getting hot, my lawn developed a lawn fungus... boo hiss, boo.

Becca said...

So lovely! Someday I hope to live in the area...enjoy your beautiful garden and weather. I was sad to throw out a couple of plants that was burned from the heat and sun today, but seeing your photos made me smile. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see what you are sewing!

Sherry said...

I also live in the NW and have similar flowers blooming in our 80 or so degree weather. Lovely pictures and a very lovely bouquet by your front door. I also took a look at your linens, they are sooo lovely too.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh my Shellagh!! I am so jealous. Your garden is so beautiful. Such a beautiful variety of blooms and great for bouquets. It's so hot here, everything is looking sad.
I'm jealous (in a happy way) too of your new store. All of your things are beautiful and so well done. I have been trying to get an Etsy store opened for months. I wish you all the best. Looks like you are going to be kept busy.

Giveaway this week over at my blog.

aimee said...

you have a huge green thumb! your flowers are breathtaking.
blessings,
aimee

raggygirlvintage said...

always so relaxing to stroll through your post:-) I'm with you on the weather, we have to boast about the sun while we have it!!
Tracey

It's me said...

What a beautiful flower basket.............if you lived near by me...you could help me in the shop !!! hahahahhaah!!! nice done darling !!!...have a great day............have you see my party ???? love Ria....

Privet and Holly said...

I would hate
you except that
I love you and
your blog too
darn much for
that!!!! Your
flowers are
absolutely luscious,
Shellagh! I love
how you've grouped
them, including the
clematis, which is
just amazing. You
must have the
energy of three
women, to keep up
with this, family,your
sewing and now wee
shop!!! I can't
wait to meet you : )
Big hugs today....
xx Suzanne

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous garden, your flowers are all just stunning!

Nancy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

The basket full of flowers by your door looks so pretty and your garden is beautiful!!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful flowers! I love that adorable pale aqua chair; that is so pretty! And a steal for $4!

June said...

Shellagh your garden is gorgeous!!! What a darling chair that is too! The shastas look thrilled to be there and your clematis are so pretty. I think everything looks happy with those temps you are having.
hugs
I am so excited for you about the opening of your new shoppe. Good luck girl!!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I know I have said it before but your garden is lovely!!! Off to see your shop :)
XO

sissie said...

Your garden is so lovely and I am envious. Here it is so hot and humid that nothing is thriving.
Your little blue chair is so sweet in the garden.

You inspire me to create as well and everytime I come here I gather more creative thoughts.

hugs
Sissie

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You've got everything blooming there, girl! Not surprising though, my mother-in-law in Portland has the most gorgeous variety of flowers in her garden, too. :-)

Lovely!

Have a wonderful Friday!
Hugs,
Anne

Ms. Bake-it said...

I am having major garden envy! You garden is so lush and overflowing with gorgeous flowers! Love your little aqua chair. Yippee, your shoppe is open! Going there now.

~ Tracy

maría cecilia said...

Darling Shellagh, you have got me hooked to your blog for so long, I´ve been enjoying so, so much your beautiful posts, your exceptional garden and home and wonderful images. I just want to say thank you for giving me such pleasure!!! ... and.. oh congrats for your six daughters, such a blessing!!
greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

Dori said...

Beautiful! Your garden is a bit ahead of my Whidbey Island garden, but soon, soon! Enjoy your shop! It's lovely!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Man...you have an amazing garden...your bouquet is so pretty...and so glad to see you opened a shop up with your amazing linens.

Morning T said...

Your basket is fabulous and what a garden~ wowee!
Happy Friday my friend.
Hugs~
T

Cori said...

The clematis...the daisies...the beautiful arrangements! I love it all!

I'm so happy your weather is just so perfect--I know you don't one minute of it for granted. It's a little warmer here on the east side of WA, but the evenings are spectacular and the starry nights make the hot days all worthwhile.

I am so excited about your new linen shop! I just had a vintage sofa recovered for my master and really need some new pillows. I'll be shopping and ordering soon! Everything looks so gorgeous.

I'm so proud of you : )

Your blog friend,

Cori
Starview Sonnet

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I love that little chippy, beautifully colored chair, it's perfect! White phlox oh so pretty, your photo is beautiful. It sounds as though you love the creeping thyme. We have been searching for something for a little area in our front yard where something just grows and grows even though it gets stepped on a bit, maybe that's the plant/herb to go with? How great about your store!
xo~Tracie

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi there, Shellagh! I have a lot of catching up to do here at your blog, but I had to comment on your flowers. Gorgeous . . . just gorgeous!!! Your flowers are just amazing. It's been too hot and humid here for me to get out and garden, so I'll just gaze at your fabulous flower snaps and wish for just slightly cooler temps here.

Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend :o)

Oh P.S. - how's the running going????

Beach House Living said...

I remember your post about your garden and all the weeds...now when you can collect such a bunch of beauties makes it worth it I would guess.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your garden is beautiful and I love the white basket with flowers! It is 105 dgrees in Richmond today and all of my plants are drooping.
Hugs, Sherry

the VG huis said...

Wow what a garden...so lush and gorgeously full! Sadly most of mine seems on it's way out...my chives have been gone for weeks. It's amazing how different the zones are!

Jo said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog ~ what fun.

Your flowers are amazing! I'm so envious. It's either raining or 90+ and humid here in CT.

Jo

My Shabby Roses said...

Your garden looks so pretty! I love all the beautiful flowers you've planted. Enjoy the warm weather!

KarenSue said...

Hello Shellagh! I have just returned from your part of the country. Two weeks in my lovely Lakeside Montana. It started out pretty cool for this Floridian but you are right the last week was amazing! I will be doing lots of blogging as soon as I can find the cord to my camera.
Your flowers are beautiful. We just can't grow them like that here. I have so much catching up to do no computer or TV up there.
Can't wait to see your past blogs I missed and the new project ahead. I'm sorry I'm so chatty.
Have a great week!
KarenSue

Mara said...

Wow! what an amazing garden you have dear Shellagh! And also I have to congrat to your for your shop! I love your cushions! I know I've missed a lot of post and maybe my congratulations are a little bit late, but I wnat you to knwo that I'm really impressed by your creativity!
Hugs!
Mara

GWENDOLYN said...

Everything is just gorgeous! You have a amazing green thumb. Love the charming basket.
Gwen:)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

They're all so pretty! You need to come lend me some of your gardening skills.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Your garden is looking beautiful with all the new blooms. The weather has been nice down here for the past week I know the garden here is enjoying a break from the heat. Have a good day gardening....Julian

Rosie said...

Ahhh...I am inhaling....
.......just LOVELY.....
...smile on Rosie......

Crystelle said...

The chair with the "chippy paint" is my favorite!

Love it!
Good eye!

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