Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!!!

After a week of unseasonably cool weather,
(which I am certainly not complaining about)
The garden is starting to
grow buds and blooms as well as foliage.

Last weekend Jacob and I
hoped to pick strawberries....
Only to discover
that the fields are not open on Sundays :(
But, we stumbled upon
the nicest little
farm market.
(and wouldn't you know it,
I didn't bring my camera)
Along with freshly picked strawberries,
they had a small petting zoo
and a greenhouse.
I couldn't resist this pretty
variety of Clematis.
Her name is Anna Louise.
She is purple with a reddish stripe
on each pedal.

I also bought this Bittersweet vine.

As you can see, it likes it here!
It already has made itself at home!!!

The Cleome is starting to bloom....

I think that Miles has found a bunny....

My mailbox planter
full of Petunias
has filled in nicely.

Thanks for visiting my garden today.

Visit Tootsie @ Tootsie Time
Artie @ Color Between the Lines
& of course
Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound

Hope you all are having a
Safe & Happy 4th of July!

Hugs from
Robyn & Jacob


KayEllen said...

Happy pink Saturday and what a wonderful weekend to celebrate the 4th too!!

Enjoyed your post!

God Bless America!

raxx a day in the life said...

Hi there! I love your new finds! very pretty! Your post box planter is gorgeous!

Have a happy 4th of July!!!

Smilingsal said...

Love your mailbox. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday.

Anonymous said...

I like the clematis with the different color stripe at the center. and to think it has a name. Anna Louise . . . it sounds nice :-)

So was it a bunny Miles found out? :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Fourth of July to you my friend. I've had a terrible time getting your blog to come up for me.. finally had to go into your archives for it to load your pictures.. I'm so glad I finally got a chance to swing in and say hello!!! Hope all is well your way... hugs ~lynne~


I loved this little stroll in your garden! Happy RWB and Pink Saturday to you!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday-4th of July weekend, Robyn!
Your bunny with the flag and that pink rose are just sweet! Thank you for the stroll through your garden.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Robyn. Loved your post. The picture with the critters head in the bushes looks like something my Bruiser would do. Such a lovely mailbox area. I love petunias. They just tolerate all weather I believe. Have a wonderful 4th. I have signed up to follow your BLOG. Please pop over and sign up to follow mine as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

salmagundi said...

I love to see the progress of your garden. That is a pretty clematis - I've never seen that variety. Happy 4th. Sally

Judi said...

Happy 4th of July
You had a lovely trip with nice stops along the way...I'm sorry about that strawberry patch being closed but sounds like you did well anyway...
I love clematis vines also...maybe I'll get one next year....
I hope your weather is better now too...
have a wonderful weekend...enjoy your garden...

Tootsie said...

I love it....your garden looks great girl. I have now got a thing that I am looking for a bittersweet!!! lol...the power of suggestion hey?
have a great weekend...I love it when you visit!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Robyn, I love your clematis... that is an amazing color! And what a cute picture of Miles... or at least half of Miles. LOL! :-)

Here's wishing you, Jacob, and Miles a very Happy Fourth and a Happy PS as well!


Sheila :-)

Susie Jefferson said...

My goodness, that vine soon picked up (or twined round...)

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th July (being from the UK, I hadn't realised it was Independence Day...).

printersdevil said...

I enjoyed your post. TFS

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Claudia said...

Such pretty flowers! Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happin Pink 4th of July Saturday! Your garden is so pretty! I enjoyed each photo you shared with us!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and safe 4th!


Mrs. B. Silly said...

Happy 4th of July, whatever color you choose!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love that clematis -- nothing like a beautiful vine whose flowers sport a red racing stripe!

How did you get the barrel around the mailbox, or am I being dumb and not realizing that you put the mailbox in the barrel, not the other way round? I'd love to do something just like this with our mailbox post.

Thanks for visiting ... and yes, my Dad is doing well, and home from hospital today!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday & 4th July! Hope you have a great weeknd

Sonia said...

Great pictures!! I love the bunny with the flag! Hope your weekend was great! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

someplace in thyme said...

What a wonderful post. I love love love bittersweet. It is great to weave with. Unfortunatly, I can't get it here, enjoy and Happy Pink Saturday, Char

someplace in thyme said...

What a wonderful post. I love love love bittersweet. It is great to weave with. Unfortunatly, I can't get it here, enjoy and Happy Pink Saturday, Char