Friday, July 10, 2009

Patio Flowers





























Each Spring I like to fill my own baskets with flowers and plant my own planters. They are beginning to look very nice. If only I could keep the deer away from them. I have a few miniature roses in the pots, and haven't been able to see a bloom yet. The deer especially like roses. It is fun to see the deer. They will almost eat from our hands. What a dilemma - FLOWERS OR DEER!

28 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

It might be time for a deer fance around part of your yard, so you can have both.

Serendipity said...

I love these gorgeous flowers you have here.

Bim said...

Lovely colourful flowers - I'm sure the deer look pretty when they eat them...
Your post made me smile, but it must also be extremely frustrating at times.

Rosamaria said...

Wow! I'm the first here today!
You have beautiful flowers,hope the deers keep away from them.

Have a nice week!

auringonkukka finland :) said...

SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS AND FLOWERS :)
have a nice week :)

Ebie said...

I hope my comment went through, I got a halt from blogger. If it did, just delete this. Thanks.

Bogart said...

woof!
beautiful!
i say you let the deer go
and welcome a flower-loving dog like me!

Sandy Kessler said...

poppin color love it sandy

Arija said...

A wonderful wealth of patio flowers, I love the Rhododendrons is your header as well.

VALKYRIEN said...

Congratulations on being the guest friend today!

So many beautiful flowers in your garden! I can understand your dilemma, the deers are beautiful too!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I am most honoured to be one of the first to comment, just in case.

And what a very colourful Summer you have over there! Love those begonias above all!

Carver said...

Your patio flowers are so beautiful. I love the ones on the home page for Today's Flowers that you did.

Ladynred said...

These are beautiful patio flowers..so colorful and vibrant.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ilene: Congrats on your main post and all the lovely flowers here.

pra said...

visiting to see flower pics from the link "today's flowers". These are beautiful patio flowers!!

Sara Chapman said...

Congrats on being a Guest Friend. Your patio flowers are so lovely, and I sympathize about the deer. It's amazing that the rose thorns do NOT deter them. Are their mouths lined in sheetrock? And I love your fireworks shots, no apologies needed. That first one is a stunner.

Grace Olsson said...

wow...great, gorgeous...
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Mia N said...

So many small flowers, lovely. Thank you.

Denise said...

Hi Ilene, I loved your flowers on the home page, and I would surely love to see your patio in the whole. All these photos make me quite envious. Spectacular flowers! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Terri said...

Hello Ilene from Vernonia! Terri from Portland - got to you via Today's Flowers. Lovely flowers you have there. I would love more hanging baskets - I just never seem to get around to doing them.

Good luck with the deer. Such a hard trade off.

charmine said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!all of them.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful garden.

April said...

I admire your lovely and colorful patio flowers! It would be a beautiful spot to sit sipping iced tea.

Carletta said...

Lovely arrangments of blooms dear guest friend!
They look so lush and healthy.
I have deer in my yard too; but I love seeing them. We have a little resident fawn right now so I'm content to lose a few blooms. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Snap said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, so colorful. The pots,too. Dessert for the deer. !!!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful and colourful flower baskets.
Thank you for sharing.
In our garden the racoon destroys my flowers and scares the cat.
But what can we do?

Regina said...

Your flowers are so gorgeous and vibrant.

Have a great week
Regina

nonizamboni said...

I do the very same thing with my planters--plant my own and give them permission to surprise me. Yours are WONDERFUL to behold.
Happy Monday!