My 2014 Garden Highlights

August 13, 2014
2014 Front Yard Border
My front yard flower border had a banner year in 2014.  Spring started out very late, cool and super wet, but somehow the extra moisture together with a late season warm up, produced a very lush garden bed.

2014 Front Yard Border
Laundry tub of nasturiums.

2014 Front Yard Border
Late season bloomers.

2014 Front Yard Border

2014 Front Yard Border

2014 The Year of the Fuchsia
Fuchsias also thrived on the extra moisture and cooler temps.

2014 The Year of the Fuchsia
Fuchsias and mimulus in the bucket.

Potting Sink & a New Picket Fence in 2014
The potting sink on the patio with the white picket fence and flower box in new in 2014.

Swingtime Fuchsia & Creeping Jenny
The year of the fuchsia.

Red Impatiens & Junk
Impatiens were slow to take off but ended the season healthy and beautiful.

Coleus & Impatiens

Red Crate Covered Patio Vignette
One of my favorite summer vignettes was all contained in this red crate.  Even the little ivy filled out nicely outdoors.

Red Crate Covered Patio Vignette
The crate was well protected on the covered patio.

Washboard Planter, Garden Typewriter, & Old Crate Planter
Lots of unusual junk container gardens lined the sides of the deck.

Gears, Pulleys, Old Wood, and Succulents
Succulents and junk.

Pansies and Garden Scratchers on the Deck
Pansies in a half barrel on the deck also loved the cool summer.

Rustic Wagon Board & Pail Planter
The old wagon boards and a galvanized pail became a great deck planter.  What will I come up with next year?

I hope you enjoyed my 2014 flower gardens and junk too!  

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I love your garden!!! How beautiful!!!

  2. Love your garden, thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your garden and am always inspired by your pictures. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. Your flower gardens are so pretty!!

  5. Carlene, gorgeous as usual!! Love the red chest and the new garden projects for '2014'. Always love anticipating what you will do each year!

  6. Love, love, and are the Queen!!

  7. What a beautiful garden you have! I love the assortment of flowers and they do have nice blooms. This year is so good for flowers and produce alike. I'm seeing a lot of gardens benefitting from it and yours is just the prime example. I love the rustic vibe of the red crate, by the way. Thank you for sharing such awesome pictures and outdoor decor ideas!

    Mitchell Knapp @ Scenic Landscaping


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