Thursday, June 19, 2008

Garden in June....

Well, as promised, I've taken some more photos out in my perennial garden. June and July are my most favorite months to enjoy the colorful blooms and watch the plants grow! It's truly amazing how this perennial bed has come to life, and it certainly offers much inspiration to an artist like myself. I only wish I had more time to spend in it, but I try to at least peek in and walk the path each day, observing nature along with the birds and insects that frequent this space. ENJOY!...

~ Johanna


* The wooden arbor (which JP and I were married under in our parent's backyard) welcomes the curious and leads you along a flagstone trail....


* A view from the side glancing at that trail that we created almost 10 years ago...


* Richly colored magenta clematis flowers just bloomed and climb a column of rusty wire remesh...


* Red roses climb an old white fence in the foreground...


* Peeking in at the arbor, the garden calls you in....


* Old rusty treasures decorate the natural landscape, while adding interest and texture...


* The treadle of an old sewing machine serves as the base for a planter along with a funky old motel chair and milk can...


* Looking down across the top of an old rusty gate, flowers sprawl about in all directions...


* Brilliant orange blooms contrast against a field of green textures...


* An old scale serves as the perfect hanging container for annual flowers and alerts us when it's time to water again...


* A sweet northern flicker awaits his turn to feed on the seed...


* Another view of the arbor entrance....


* Looking back from the patio and out onto the yard...

15 comments:

Designs by CK said...

Johanna! ~ Your garden is gorgeous! FUN idea with the scale hanger!! You are TOO creative! :-)

Hugs,
Chris

Kitty Forseth said...

OMG Jo, I am swooooooooooning! Will you come live with me for a few months?? Hee hee.. Seems BH&G should be in your garden right now! Where ARE those photographers? :~)

Nice nice, nice!

xoxo Kitty

Laurie Hardin said...

Johanna--Gorgeous and reflective of your style. Love your garden and love your work. I linked you to my blog when I started it last Saturday. Need to tell you again, THANK YOU, for helping with my papier mache problem. Things are going well.
Laurie

Anonymous said...

Johanna, Just one week ago we were having brunch with you and JP in your wonderful garden. Time went all too quickly. All of your blog friends need to know that Johanna's garden is even more breathtaking in person. It is fabulous! Today, the weather here in Washington state is lovely, so I am headed out soon to be in our garden too. Thinking of you. Miss you both! Love, Mom

Johanna Parker said...

Thanks everyone!.... One of these days, I'll have a big garden party :)

~ Johanna

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lori

Leah Stone Art said...

Johanna, you have a truly charming garden and home. I can tell you have put a lot of work into it. I think it's really great that you have the arbor that you got married under in your garden. That's so romantic. :)

Leah

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Right out of a Garden magazine! Just one word! Breathtaking!!!

I want to sit in that garden and and draw all day.

Kim

Carolee said...

What a magical place you've created, and how romantic to include your wedding arbor! Absolutely breathtaking....

~ Carolee

Jennifer said...

Your garden is absolutely wonderful! I just started planting perennials this year and hope to have the whole yard filled someday:)
~Jen

Jo James said...

Beautiful!
Must be such a delight to have tea in.

New Republican said...

hello Johanna. I just had to tell you how absolutely beautiful your gardens are. You have quite a green thumb. Remember me? I email your mom every now and then. Love your kitty too. He's the puuurfect Halloween cat.
Happy day
Carole

Prairie Primitives Folk Art said...

johanna, your garden is beautiful! how do you find the time to do it ALL?!

tana

Carrie Huber said...

LOVE YOUR GARDEN JOHANNA!!! Our house is only four years old (love our new home - miss my old garden) and things are just starting to fill in and get established. My garden offers up surprises with every spring season. And I love "the thrill of the hunt" at local greenhouses - dont you?! Your garden is a true inspiration!!!

More pictures please!!!

Carrie

Malphi said...

Just found your blog...wonderful! I shall be returning.