Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fourth of July Garden Walk

Fourth of July is all about family, picnics and being outdoors celebrating our freedom with flags and fireworks!  Wouldn't it be nice if it wasn't so hot?  I do enjoy my garden walks in the mornings when it's a little cooler.  Here's a little tour of what's blooming in my yard this week.

My neighbors surprised me with Yard of the Month...I'm not even done with my mulching and plantings but thought I would share my flag buntings and award.   

Knock out Roses 

Tropical Hibiscus

Red Salvia and a few pansies left from fall.

Hydrangeas have changed to lime green color and I love that they continue to change until fall.  When they turn that pretty mauve color I cut them and bring them in for drying.  

French wire flower basket  filled with 
red impatiens, caladium and sweet potato vine.

Shasta Daisies...can never have too many of these flowers....love how they brighten an area and are great for cutting!

Black eyed Susans and Victoria Blue Salvia 

Red Geraniums and Cleome volunteers

Trumpet vine...great for hummingbirds!

Our back patio and Belle relaxing in the shade.

Sunny border from under the shade 
of our oak tree.

Sweet potato vine just loves our Oklahoma heat!

Crepe Myrtles in bloom....love this
 watermelon color!

Dixie Bell hibiscus...this one is 
a perennial.

Have a  Happy Fourth of July!
Stay safe and hope you are spending this day celebrating with family and loved ones!

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  1. A well deserved honor. Your garden looks gorgeous. Mine is already stressed from the recent heat while I was in Santa Fe. ;-(
    Happy 4th of July! ~ sarah
    Love the bunting.

  2. Pretty as a picture.. Love your yard design. enjoy every moment of it.

  3. What a beautiful and inviting yard!!
    So very lovely!


  4. Such a beautiful garden! And everything is so well kept. I love that window basket!

  5. Your yard is just beautiful! Doesn't surprise me at all that you won yard of the month. :)

  6. You have a lovely yard. I can see why you were awarded yard of the month.

  7. Beautiful yard! Makes me feel like I need to get to work! :) Thanks for sharing

  8. Absolutely glorious! Congratulations on Yard of the Month. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  9. Congratulations on the award. You definitely deserve it.

  10. Hi Sonia, Your home, your yard with lush green grass, and your gardens are beautiful! I just love the border gardens by the oak tree. Love your photo of Lake Hefner too. It truly is one that could be an award winner - I suggest you enter it in a photography contest - it is AMAZING, Sonia! I enjoyed going to your "About Me" page and reading about you.
    xo Beth

    1. Beth...thanks for your sweet comments..just wanted to be sure I give credit where credit is due...I got the picture of Lake Hefner off Flicker...don't know the photographer that took it..but it wasn't me. I thought it was the most gorgeous picture of our lake and wish I had taken it! Thanks again!

  11. I can see why your yard was chosen to be 'Yard of the Month'. Everything is looking fantastic. Well done. Love the colour of that Crepe Myrtle.

  12. Yea! I love a garden walk!! Yard of the month, what an honor. I can really see the love you put into it:)


  13. Sonia, I wish I was a more accomplished gardener. I admire gardens like yours, with all their colors and blooms. Congrats on your award! :-) ~Sue

  14. You deserved the yard of the month. You can tell a lot of work and time spent on it. Very beautiful.

  15. Wow! Your garden is so very beautiful! No surprise that you received this award from your neighbors! :)
    Hope your 4th was Happy!

  16. WOW! Your gardens are spectacular - so lush and just gorgeous!

    thanks for sharing,

  17. Your garden is so beautiful. I'm not the least bit surprised you won yard of the month. Thanks for bringing your gorgeous garden to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. You deserve yard of the month! What a beautiful garden you have. My shasta daisies are blooming away also!

  19. Congratulations on your yard award! I think you deserve it. Your flowers and shrubs are gorgeous. There's nothing like a big old oak tree for shade, and I love the color of potato vines. Beautiful! Linda

  20. Your french wire basket is beyond fabulous! It looks so pretty against your home!

  21. I'm not surprised that your garden was chosen. It's so beautiful and so well maintained. Unfortunately my flowers are not doing well at all. It's so hot here on the east coast. My crepe myrtles are going great but that's about it.

    Love your pretty patio too.


  22. Lovely. No wonder you won. I love the paint color of your house btw. It lends so well to your garden. Happy 4th a bit late.~~Dee

  23. I am not suprised that you got the award! What an absolutely lovely yard and garden!

  24. Hi Sonia: Your garden is lovely, and what a fantastic window box and back patio--beautiful. Take care--have a great weekend!

  25. congratulations! you deserve every bit of recognition...it's all beautiful. thank you so much for linking up to this weeks garden party! hope you are enjoying your weekend...xoox, tracie
    ps - love that hibiscus!


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