Monday, October 18, 2010

In my garden today.

My love for purple continues .....
What a cascade of loveliness ~ my wisteria drooping racemes of pretty mauve flowers

Pretty purple and white petunias for the window boxes
Hello my friends.... I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

The weather was not perfect for taking photos as you can see by the shadows that were about, but I wanted to get outdoors to share a few snaps with you today.
It is such a nice time of the year here, and a great time to get out in the garden.

Happy Monday


  1. Hi Carolyn! I love the photos. Looks to me like you captured their beauty perfectly. Purple flowers are always beautiful.

    I hope to be back to blogging on a regular just seems to keep getting in my way.:)

    Have a beautiful week!


  2. What a lovely garden you have, Carolyn!

    I hope you have a wonderful week! I spent the day reorganizing my workroom and of course made more of a mess, LOL

  3. I love the blue in your pretty garden ~ it only lasts for such a short time, but oh! so... beautiful.

  4. Your garden looks lovely, Carolyn! Oh how I love Spring. And I can see your enjoying it to the fullest :)

    Hope you had a lovely weekend, love xoxo

  5. Such beauty! I love the design of your flower boxes. My garden is featuring hues of yellow, red and brown :)

    Hope you have a wonderful week ~

  6. Carolyn,
    May you have a great week. Thank you dear Lady for the kind and nice comments you bless me with in blogland. Appreciate hearing from you.

    The purple and lavender colors are so pretty. The purple and greens were my wedding colors umpteen years ago.

    Lovely, lovely flowers.
    God bless,

  7. Oh my goodness, I am crushing on your wisteria! Thank you for stopping by to say hello. I am so glad to be back to blogging. I've missed you all. Enjoy your beautiful warm weather.


  8. Hi sweet friend...your garden is soooooooo lovely...mine is going to sleep for the winter...though I did notice my pansys are doing very very well.

    Hugs for a great week. oxxoxoo

  9. Your Garden is lovely! I really like that area with the steps! You're so lucky to have Wisteria! :D

  10. Beautiful garden. Thanks for visiting!

  11. What a lovely garden you have !!!....have a lovely week Ria....

  12. oh my have such a beautiful beautiful garden Carolyn!

    purple and petunias...are two of my fave things!

    happy monday dearie!

  13. oh wow, what a beautiful garden you have, dearest Carolyn!
    I hope you are having a fabulous day.

  14. You are inspiring me to garden...if only my house was finished being built....patience!

  15. Wisteria is one of my favorites. I love the way it twists around just about anything and droops those marvelous purple bloooms. I love your garden, Carolyn!

  16. These are so gorgeous! Aren't you fortunate to have this in your own backyard?! XX!

  17. I love your garden. The blooms are so wonderful. Beautiful photos

  18. Hi dearest Carolyn! Your garden-pics are great - I can smell your flowers from NZ till Austria :o)
    Warm European-autumn-hugs, Traude

  19. Oh, what a gorgeous garden you have! All the purple flowers are beyond beautiful - it must be so relaxing to see this every morning!

  20. Hi Carolyn, Your garden is beautiful. I just love wisterias. They are one of my favorite plants. If we had a garden there would be some purple flowers too besides the pink and white ones. Maybe a couple of blue ones but NO orange ones, lol.
    Have a great week!
    HUGS to you,

  21. Oh Carolyn...your gardens are beautiful...Love all of the purple. The flowers are all so very pretty. I really love the photos...I think the shadows add to the beauty of the gardens.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  22. so lovely to see a beautiful garden, we are in the midst of autumn and the color is brilliant, but soon the only color will be white!!

  23. Hi Carolyn!! It's so nice to see springtime when we are heading into the cold season. I always enjoy winter and snow for about a month but then am ready for the blossoms again! Your garden is lovely and blues/purples are my favorites. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!!
    Sending big hugs ~ Jenn xoxo

  24. Beautiful and lovely is all you share

  25. Bonjour Carolyn, love the range of purples and I am addicted to anything lavender at present as I bought some back from Provence....

    Bon semaine a toi,

    Leeann x

  26. Hi Carolyn,
    What a lovely blog you have - just discovered it!
    Your garden looks lovely. I got married last year and part of my flower preparation was to plant lots of blue and purple bulbs in terracotta pots. I had lots of bluebells as I got married in May.

    Sarah x

    Would love feedback on my blog if you have time! Have only just started and am new to all this!

  27. You certainly have a green thumb...It's just beautiful, yup, diggin the purple.....Maryanne xo

  28. Ciao carissima amica!!!

    Che meraviglia di colori.

    Adoro il viola e tutte le sue sfumature.

    GRAZIE per il bellissimo POST!

    Un bacio e buona settimana!

    KISSES and HUGS a lot my dearest friend!

    Have a wonderful week! NI

  29. What a beautiful garden you have. I am so happy for you that you are enjoying springtime ... for us it's cold and fall is coming.

    Have a lovely day.


  30. Your wisteria is beautiful Carolyn. Don't you love the scent? It is truly fascinating to see your foliage and weather now. Our wisteria came 6 months ago.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!


  31. Hi Carolyn,

    I love the wisteria. Mine was pulled out when they re-sided our homes. It is so pretty! Leaves are just starting fall here. Last year, they started in early Sept but this year it is much later. So nice to see your spring garden!

    Sharon :-)

  32. LOVELY LOVELY garden, and I just love the warm harmony!



  33. Dear Carolyn, how beautiful is your garden looking these days, and the lovely wisteria is like the queen, so pretty.
    The picture of your mother in law is a wonderful treasure for you to keep and she really is beautiful.
    I wish there was some rain here too but it almost never happens at this time, it would be so great for the garden here too!
    wishing you a joyful week my dear,
    maria cecilia

  34. MY favorite flowers are blue ones... :) But of course these are beautiful, too! All flowers are, I think! :)

    I want to thank you for your concern for me, Carolyn. I am touched. Thank you for taking the time to ask how we are. Bless your heart, I'm thankful to have you as a friend..

    We are fine, the typhoon is hitting the more Northern part of our island, not here in the capital where we are..

  35. Your garden looks beautiful, Carolyn. Love the lavender and wisteria... just lovely.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Jo :)

  36. Dear Carolyn
    Your garden is lovely and you have pretty plants and flowers
    For me Spring is the best moment for enjoy outside in the garden

  37. So very BEAUTIFUL Carolyn. I love wisteria it is a favorite vine in my garden. Almost everything that bloomed in my garden this spring was purple- it looks amazing against the spring green.

  38. Hi Carolyn~ LOVE your beautiful garden. I forget that your seasons are different than ours. *smile* ~Mandy


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