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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Each year, there is a self-directed tour of 8 gardens in aid of a local cancer support centre. These photos are from the country property of one of this year's hosts. Here's hoping the creatures in the woods bring a smile to your face.

Perhaps a pastoral collage is more to your taste.

Isn't this swing wonderful? 

There were many lovely gardens on the tour, including those on this particular property. However, for today's collages, it was creatures rather than flowers that caught my eye.

I'm pleased to be linking with Mary for "Mosaic Monday".

Monday, June 10, 2013


It's true. 

I've been a little bit obsessed with peonies lately. I love their colours, fragrance, and the memories they evoke of my mother and her fondness for them.

I think it rather marvelous that a peony can be planted and still happily add beauty to its surroundings decades later. Some people manage that very same thing. Not me, I've been a bit grumpy lately.

Today, however, is a new day. A four mile walk on a lovely pathway, a good round at a cardio class, and a freshly picked bouquet of peonies have brightened things up around here. Also, it may be raining, but there are a couple of planter boxes in the basement with new coats of blue stain. I'm wondering if it is the stain that is holding the old wooden planters together!

Ahhh . . . 
 a waft of peony perfume just came across the room.


Obsessed, yes. 

There was even a Peony Festival on the weekend.

I am not the woman in the centre. Nor am I one of the women wearing a pot of tulips. Really.

Did I mention I'd been grumpy?
No longer.

I'm snuggled in at home, feeling fine, and enjoying the remaining spring days.

Have you a current obsession that makes you smile?

I'm linking with the Cottage Garden Party at Fishtale Cottage. Why not take a look?

Note: I've added a Bloglovin link in the right sidebar, if you'd care to follow along that way.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Few Pink Peonies

It's that time of year;
the peonies have started to bloom on one of my bushes.

Be forewarned, the others can't be far behind.

Thank you for visiting.

 I'm pleased to be linking with "Cottage Garden Party" at Fishtail Cottage.


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