Yard of Flowers: Garden Tour 2013

You are about to take a virtual tour of my sister in law's flower gardens.  

They are something to behold!  A riot of color from both annuals and perennials, sprinkled everywhere with whimsy!


North Corner Bed:
Annual, Perennial and Junk Garden
This flower bed has an abundance of perennials, including liatris in the right front corner, hostas, lilies, with zinnia and nasturium annuals.

Stone Garden Path
A salvaged brick edging and stone pathway.

Annual, Perennial and Junk Garden
Another view of the north bed.

Nasturium and birdhouse condo
Nasturiums, a bird house and a rusty electric fence sign.

Annual and Perennial Border

South Corner Bed:
Awesome junk garden path
Fun bricks, tin and iron path.

Awesome junk garden path
An iron arbor with climbing roses and brick edging.

Iron Arbor with Climbing Roses and a Garden Junk Path


Gnome with sempervivum wagon
Fun with succulents and a gnome.

Annual, Perennial and Junk Garden
Perennials and annuals mix beautifully in this area of the garden.

Annual, Perennial and Junk Garden
Varied textures, colors, and foliage add visual interest.

Sweet potato vine and petunias
Lovely color combinations.

Gnome Home
A gnome home.

Petite Hosta
Pandora's box miniature hosta.

Annual, Perennial and Junk Garden
More brick accents.

Annual, Perennial and Junk Garden

The Patio Area:
Yoga dog in the garden
A calm puppy on a bench.

Zinnias in the garden
More colorful zinnias.

Patio container gardens
Gorgeous pots on the patio.

Patio container gardens

Patio container gardens

Purple Clematis
Clematis plant from her parent's home.

Front of the House: 
Lawn Mower Tire Flowers
Lawn mower tire flowers.

Annual, perennial and junk garden

Rustic Garden Decor

Rustic Garden Decor
An arbor with insulators.

Pot of Geraniums
Galvanized tub of geraniums.

Red Begonias and Impatiens
A shade garden spot with hosta, impatiens and begonias.

Red Begonias and Impatiens with rusty garden junk
Rusty iron junk planter.

Red Begonias and Impatiens
Fun cement dog statue.

Red Begonias and Impatiens



Framed Succulents
Framed succulents.


Along the garage:
Automobile Chrome Garden Junk
Dodge parts and a cool stool!

Zinnia Garden
Zinnias along the garage.

Zinnia Garden

Pansies in a gym basket
A locker basket of pansies.

Zinnia Garden

Picasso Petunia in a Washtub
Petunias in a laundry tub.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of the my sister in law's garden, better known as the "Yard of Flowers".






18 comments:

  1. OMYGOSH....what wonderful gardens...I would love to take a stroll thru her whole yard. Just beautiful ....

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  2. The flower beds are amazing, wow the color is something to see...such an abundance of color and variety..love all the geraniums they are so lush..thanks for sharing the beautiful photos..

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  3. Oh WOW. It all looks so wonderful. How does she keep up with that? Well, she does an amazing job at it, that's for sure.

    Let her know she is more than welcome to come and play in my yard!!!

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  4. Wow! Your SIL is a busy lady! Her "yard of flowers" is amazing and very impressive. I can tell she spends many hours in her gardens. She must live in a cooler climate than central TX. I'm envious! The bed of zinnias is stunning. I like the way she mixed the regular large zinnias with the smaller dwarf plants and then use alyssum for the border. Fun to see all the variety and the different whimsical touches she has added to the gardens. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Carlene, I forgot to mention that Alison @ The Polohouse is featuring gardens for Favorites on the First. You need to go over and link up this post.

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  6. What a perfect mix of bright colors, and rustic salvage - she truly is a talent to be reckoned with, Carlene!

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  7. Simply lovely garden! I wish mine would look like hers! So much inspiration.

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  8. This was so inspiring! She is truly creative and has a wonderful garden!

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  9. Unbelievable! I would not know how to get this much color in my yard! Beautiful!

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  10. Wow! You have a fabulous garden. It must bring you lots of joy to work in it and sit outside! You really have a green thumb!

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  11. Very cute garden! Love the succulents and the gnome -- gotta get me a gnome for my new garden! - Lauren @ Mom Home Guide

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  12. It was so beautiful and calming. Thank you for posting!

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  13. Gardening certainly runs in the family, even if you are only in-laws! I love the flagstone patio and all the colorful flower beds! Wow! Thanks for the tour, Carlene...and sister-in-law, too. :)

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  14. thank you for sharing. beautiful gardens with so much detail into them.

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  15. I like your organized clutter gardens. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Gorgeous and love the unusual genius of crazy material!

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  17. Absolutely amazing! I love the path and all of the wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing, Carlene! Hugs...Debbie

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