Yard of Flowers Tour - Part 1

July 08, 2012
This morning I paid a visit to the "Yard of Flowers".

The Yard of Flowers is owned by my brother and sister in law, (but lovingly designed, planted and maintained by my sister in law.)

Since I snapped over 90 photos, I am breaking the tour into two parts. Part one will be flowers located in the front yard. Part two will be the back, side and patio area.

The first garden is located on the north front corner of the yard. Zinnias, a favorite, are planted among other annuals and perennials in almost all the beds. Here they are planted in front of a patch of Asiatic lilies. Garden art is also dispersed though out the yard.

More of the north corner garden and a distant view of the front porch flower bed. This bed is lined with bricks picked up at an estate sale.

More views of the north corner bed.

Now to the front porch plantings... North side of steps.
How fun is this weathered section of picket fence framing the flower bed?

Also bordered with found or free brick.

More garden decor!

This is the front bed south side of steps.

This laundry tub holds some bright colored geraniums.

Multicolored impatiens planted in front of the taller plants.

More zinnias!

The next bed is my favorite...located on the south front corner.

This is an arbor (home made) with William Baffin roses that are almost finished blooming for the season.

The brick paths are fabulous in this garden. Look at the line of cobalt blue bottles behind the brick edging!

More garden art made by the gardener!

Well that concludes Part One of the "Yard of Flowers" garden tour! I hope you were inspired!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh, what a gorgeous gorgeous garden! I was ready to see the other bunch! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  2. Wow, Carlene, what beautiful gardens!! She obviously loves gardening very much. Gorgeous photos too! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

  3. Gorgeous Gardens! love your olant combos and all the lovely color!Stop by sometime and chat with a fellow gardener:))

    1. This is my sister in law's garden, I am just the blogger/photographer!

  4. Actually, I'm thinking I shouldn't even bother! Wow, her yard is amazing!

  5. Wow! What is not to love? Flowers, art, rust! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your DSIL's front gardens at the party! I'm off to drool over part 2!

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    1. Thanks but it's my sister in law's gardens! I'm just the blogger/photographer!

  7. Hi Carlene: Wow--so much beauty in this garden! I love the homemade arbor and the bird and nest in the birdbath--charming.

  8. Thanks Carlene for the tour, it certainly live up to its name, both hers and yours! A united family affair: gardener and photographer!

  9. What a gorgeous flower garden you've created! My favorite yard art is the rustic weathered fence!

  10. Very pretty flowers. You have a beautiful garden.

    Jocelyn @

  11. Beautiful images of the flower beds and so much cute yard art. Can't wait for the next tour.

  12. I've been wowed by this garden.
    Joyce M

  13. Your green thumb is definitely showing! What gorgeous garden beds! Such a happy space to walk around and soak in the beauty. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks , but this tour is at my sister in law's gardens!

  14. Oh wow. Your garden is so beautiful. Lots of hard work I am sure, but well worth it in the end!

    Hope you can stop by, say "Hello" and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

  15. Very pretty garden! Your SIL is talented. I am inspired now I think I will grab a cold beer and go do some weeding ;)

  16. Your SIL garden is lovely! Truly beautiful! I would have taken 90 plus photos too! hahaha.. We'd love it if you'd share this or any other post you'd like at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

  17. Part 1 was as fun as part 2!! So many neat finds tucked away in your gardens!

  18. Wow! Gorgeous! She must put so much work into that!

  19. It really is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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