Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Peek into the Garden

Thank you for stopping by My Little Home and Garden.  

As always, I appreciate regular readers, new visitors, and those who choose to leave a comment.

Today, I thought I'd share a few photos of what's blooming.

Those of you who have known me for awhile may recall that I've been house hunting. 

There's been no progress on that front.

However, that means I get to enjoy the garden.

Makes me wonder if I really want to move . . .

My favourite thing, 
in the early summer, 
may well be the arbour, 
with rich, purple clematis blooms 
and sweet-smelling New Dawn roses.

This is the view from the driveway. It makes me happy to see the arbour and the hodgepodge of plants and shrubs nearby.

Drop on over, we'll walk through, sit in the garden, and chat. 

I'm pleased to be linking with Claudia's "A Favorite Thing" .
Also, thank you to Bernideen for her invitation to "Open House" this week.


  1. I would love to join you in your beautiful garden Karen. It would be difficult to leave such a beautiful spot. The arbour is so beautiful! Enjoy!! Hugs, Pam

  2. I hope you will come to "Open House" and share your lovely garden Karen!

  3. I would love to visit! :)

    It is beautiful!

  4. You have a beautiful garden so full of colorful bloom!

  5. Love the arbour and all the climbers are gorgeous! How old are they?


  6. Good Evening Karen, My word, your arbour is beautiful and such a wonderful greeting when you turn in to your driveway and see it in all it's glory. You must have a warm glow in your heart every time you see the arbour. The roses and clematis which cover it are so beautiful and then to look further into your garden to see the Hydrangea in bud, well just lovely and is that Yellow Loose Strife that I see?
    I can understand why you are wondering why you are wanting to move, as your garden looks so beautiful.
    Best Wishes

  7. Hi Karen,

    Your garden, every pretty inch of it, is breathtakingly beautiful! How I miss the fresh, dewy gardens of Canada! Thanks for the lovely tour; it's gorgeous, enjoy!


  8. Karen, your garden is lovely - we have not been having much luck in our house hunting like you, I've been enjoying my garden - it's probably the thing I will miss most when we do move...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  9. I don't know Karen, all those beautiful flowers nicely landscaped - maybe you should stay there in that house? We had to cut back our New Dawn in the spring so no flowers for us yet. Your arbour is magnificent with the roses and clematis.

  10. Gorgeous! Can you take the arbor and its flowers with you? :) Maybe its good you don't move yet so that you can enjoy your garden a little longer. Timing is everything and I believe in what is meant to be. I'm sure what ever is meant for you will be. In the meantime, enjoy your gorgeous surroundings!

  11. hello
    cette tonnelle est des plus agréable
    un beau mélange de couleurs
    je souris , car grâce à la blogo
    en un instant j'étais en Bretagne (France ) et maintenant le Canada
    tout ça en restant dans mon fauteuil , devant un café
    et profiter de cette profusion de fleurs
    edith (iris) France

  12. Your garden is fantastic, Karen! I would have a very hard time leaving it behind too. Love your arbor. Your clematis, roses, cranesbill, and peonies are fantastic! Have a good week.

  13. Karen, this is a real treat!It seems like a garden of a house magazine!Such beauty!Hope you are fully enjoying it!
    Big hugs from me and thank you for your lovely words.

  14. Your garden is beautiful. The New Dawn roses stand out so well against the green foliage. And your peonies - stunning. Isn't a walk through one's own garden so satisfactory?

  15. Your flowers are so pretty. You truly have a green thumb.

  16. What beautiful flowers! No, I don't think you want to move!! Nancy

  17. Hi,Karen
    Your garden is so bright! From your photos, I can see you have a beautiful early summer. I like all of your flowers; especially the pale pink roses are lovely.

    Dry rainy season is here, but suddenly we had a heavy rain yesterday, which caused landslides in south of Nara prefecture.

    Hope you enjoy coming new weekend.

  18. Hello. Your photos are just gorgeous! We're new to the blog world and we are amazed by all the beauty that is shared via people's blogs. I'm sorry we didn't start this earlier, but I guess it is just our time now. Thank you for sharing and we look forward to a sneak peek into your world!

  19. That first photo just takes my breath away...that soft muted pink, so lovely.

    Obviously I need more peonies in my life..thanks I needed to remember that.


  20. I love your garden. I wish we were neighbors, we would have such fun!

  21. I my goodness is that every beautiful. I would want to sit in the driveway forever and never leave.

  22. So so beautiful. I would by your place in a heartbeat. Visiting from Mona's picturesque.

  23. Your garden is simply gorgeous! I want an arbor.

    I really, really do!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  24. I'll have to admit that my mouth started watering when I saw the blooms on the New Dawn.

    Scrumptious garden walk.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  25. I enjoyed my peek into your lovely garden. I am in love with your arbor with the beautiful roses and clematis on it! That would be hard to leave behind.

    Happy Canada Day!

  26. That New Dawn *sigh* - how lovely! I've been unable to grow peonies here in the woods, so am always happy to visit a peony bed in photos.

  27. a beautiful collection of photos celebrating the colors of the season

  28. Your garden is lovely Karen, and the arbour is magnificent ! It must be difficult to make a decision of moving or not when you have such a beautiful garden. I know I would miss my flowers a lot if I had to move.
    Your photos are beautiful, the first one is superb !

  29. Oh my! Surrounded by all this beauty... And you are thinking of moving?

    But then, you could have great fun, creating a new beautiful surrounding, in another spot. :-)

    Gentle hugs,

  30. Thanks a lot for blogging this, it was unbelieveably informative and helped me tons.

  31. The purple clematis and New Dawn are really splendid together. Very inspiring indeed.




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