Sunday, June 10, 2007

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A little more than a month ago, I complained about my aching back. I had overdone flower planting, and was regretting the effort. Well, now we are enjoying the results of all that work. The flowers are blooming!
Just thought I'd share some of the summer's beauty.




















And you didn't even have to weed or water!
So, how does your garden grow?

13 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, Donna. Your efforts paid off but I wish your back didn't suffer. What a glorious view. You plant in pots and I plant in the ground but only because my DH left our pots in DE!!! I could smack him for that. LOL!

Terrific photos of you view. You have some of my favorites there. Don't you hand water them? I guess I'm asking if you have had rain.

My back takes a beating, too. You are not alone.

mon@rch said...

So many colors in your garden! Great job with all those photos and your wonderful garden!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Pretty flowers. Sorry your back took a beating for them. Hope things get better.

Ginger said...

Gorgeous! My garden grows with volunteers and weeds at the moment. :(

Mary Carlson said...

Wow! Great job, Donna! All that back breaking hard work has paid off. And now you can ENJOY the fruits of your labor. And how does my garden grow? Well, it's doing pretty good, too. My biggest pride and joy presently are my day lilies and madonna lilies. I may not have as much variety, but what I do have is growing well. Thanks for sharing.

Body Soul Spirit said...

Beautiful photos! I am sure the effect from a distance is also lovely. You can relax in your pool and ease the strain on your muscles.
Ruth

Pam said...

What a feast for the eyes!!! Just beautiful.

Our garden? Um......

Denise said...

Okay - now I am jealous! These are beautiful! What flower is in the first picture? Gail really likes Dahlias so we have a flower box full of red ones – his favorite color. I would rather prefer variety but up until now I haven’t cared too much. I really like your choices and am getting ideas. They are all great!!

nina said...

Isn't it wonderful to get that positive reinforcement for all your efforts?!
Now, if my pantry twinkled or the checkbook did backflips , maybe other work would seem more appealing!
Is that why we love our gardens? They respond so visibly to our touch?

KGMom said...

To all--your expressions of concern for my back are much appreciated--but I didn't really mean to emphasize that. I just meant that the hard work produced much pleasure.
Mary--LOL on leaving the pots behind. I do almost all my flower gardening in pots. That way I can do mixtures, move things around etc.
Mon@rch--I still bow to you in photography: birds & bugs!
Mary Carlson--nice to have you stop by. Lilies is one flower I don't do much with--I have one day lily; that's it.
Ruht--you'd think I would relax in the pool. . .however, I like the water warm, so it takes a while.
Pam--well, just enjoy my garden vicariously.
Denise--the flowers are gaillardia. Silly me, I threw away my plastic id's this year! But the gaillardia is a perennial.
Nina--nice of you to stop by. I think you have nailed it. Flowers respond, so we love to garden.

Carol said...

So many pretty flowers. My garden grows without much water right now because we need rain where I live. It also grows with many hoes, as you saw on my blog!

Cathy said...

I almost missed this! Oh beautiful, beautiful! Easily worth a few Motrin. My garden grows OK. I did the digging and delving and getting things established many years ago. Now my hubby sacrifices his back as he adds splashes of annuals and wages war on the weeds.

beth said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!