Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Outdoors Wednesday

Time again for "Outdoor Wednesday" hosted by Susan @ http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.

Thank you Susan for hosting this event each week. These are some pictures I took at my Daughter's home. Like many in the area, most of her flowering plants are now spent, but she still had the day lilies and blooms on the hostas. I thought hostas did not like the hot sun for a long period of time, but her's sure do. They don't get any shade at all til around noon or after. I took this picture around 1:00 or after. She gets lots of visitors at the hummingbird feeder.



When the wind blows, this twirls - very pretty.Photobucket

If you have not already go over to see what Susan and the participants have to offer this week.



Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Thanks for stopping by Domestic Princess in Training! Your flowers are lovely. That’s great that they attract humming birds. I’ve been saying forever that I’m going to get a humming bird feeder but never got around to getting one. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Runner Mom said...

Hey! Thanks so much for hopping over to my blog! I love the pic of the man in the tree!!! Too funny!

That pink necklace is adorable! Love it!


grannyann said...

Loved the pics. However the one with the man leaves something to be desired. LOL

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Glenda! I wouldn't do that job either. I had men in my yard doing this and in the neighbor's yard doing it for them, and I couldn't wait to see him down out of the trees and gone! LOL! Fortunately, all went well.

Loved the last of the flowers, and my hostas are definitely shade lovers. That's amazing that hers take so much sun.


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oops... Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

Jadehollow said...

Glenda.. Her lilies and hostas look great.. mine aren't fairing so well in this heat and lack of rain.. Love that wind chime.. I bet it is pretty twirling in the wind.
Happy Wednesday!

xinex said...

Your daughter's garden is beautiful..Christine

Becky K. said...

I wonder if the man in the tree had any clue that he was being photographed. Funny!

The flowers at your daughter's house are great.

Have a Happy Wednesday.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Bill said...

Hi Glenda,
Nice pics of your daughter's summer bloomers. You're right about hostas not liking too much hot sun. I think, in general, they can handle morning sun much better than the (even) hotter mid-late afternoon sun. I've had some with leaves that turn dark and shrivel as the summer really heats up. I noticed there was fresh growth underneath and gave the plants a "haircut." They looked smaller, but so much healthier. I seem to remember them looking better for quite some time after that.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the farmers' market post. I've also heard that old order Amish people don't want to pose for photographs. I'm not sure that's what she was (maybe conservative Mennonite), but I did wait until she (as well as anyone else in camera range) was looking away when I was taking pics. I didn't want to embarrass anyone. I was attempting to capture a feeling of what it was like being there that day. I hope I succeeded to some degree.

Hope you have a very happy Wednesday!

See you soon I hope!


Kristin said...

I love those daylilies ~ such a pretty shade of orange. Mine are still blooming, as well as my herbs and hostas. Hostas with lighter green to yellow leaves are known to take the sun better than the darker leafed cultivars. :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Glenda, love the lillies and your wind blower/chime is so pretty. Just looks perfect hanging by the garden. Stop over say hi, as always I love to have visitors. Country Hugs, Sherry

Light and Voices said...

You sure posted a very different chime. Hummingbirds are so interesting to feed and watch.
Joyce M

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that wind chime! The one advantage to living up North are the summers. We've had about 80 degrees and low humidity almost every day for the last 2 weeks! My flowers are a loving it! The deer do like my flowers too, but they prefer apples! Thanks for stopping by, Cindy

Floss said...

How absolutely wonderful to have hummingbirds visiting the garden! It's beautifully planted too.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, your daughters home and flowers are lovely. Aren't hosta's just the most wonderful plant? So maintence free.. Thanks for all your kind words when you visit. You always give me a lift and put a smile on my face..
hugs ~lynne~

Kelli said...

Beautiful flowers!!

Barb said...

Hi Glenda, your day lilies are so pretty....this color is my favorite. Also, love the wind chime...so pretty.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Regina said...

Beautiful and wonderful post.
Happy outdoor and nice day Glenda.

Love Bears All Things said...

Lovely Glads in your header.
I couldn't see the Hostas very well. Tried clicking for enlargement but got photobucket instead. Daylillies seem to tolerate heat and drought well.
Mama Bear

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your daughter's landscape is really lovely. The lilies and the hostas seem at home with each other. I'm amazed that the hostas do that well in so much sun. Have a great day.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Seeing lots of daylilies today...your daughter's are beautiful! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Really nice outdoor wednesday post. Love te pictures of the flowers.

Unknown said...

Beautiful little house with wonderful garden!

Lori E said...

The glads in your vase are so fabulous. That was all I wanted to decorate with at my small wedding reception many years ago. Just glads. The lime green ones are so nice.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I think hostas are so popular because they can take almost any kind of weather. I think sometimes they brown up in too much sun but it doesn't kill them even then.

Kathy said...

Hello Glenda, Your daughter has a very pretty garden and I love her bay windows. My hostas get the morning sun and seems to quite like it too, love the combo with the day lilies such a pretty colour, happy outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

Sandra said...

Hello. I love your daughter's garden. Very pretty.

Carrie said...

Your daughter's flowers are lovely...I like the twirling thing also, and wonder if they are still available.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love it when the daylilies bloom! Beautiful home. I love the twirly thing too ;)


Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I miss the tiger lilies that grew at my old house. But I don't miss the house itself :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love those day lilies - so pretty! Linda

Nancy Rosalina said...

Beautiful lilies!!! I have a ton of them...and really don't like to keep them up! But, they are beautiful. Nancy

RobinfromCA said...

Lovely photos! I'm surprised that the hostas survive in a sunny place like that too. Your daughter must have a green thumb!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts