Friday, July 26, 2013

Sauntering through my Garden


Sauntering in my garden
checking out everything to make sure
all's fine ~~~~


Clematis, Venosa Violacea, in full swing


Bloodgood Japanese Maple left and Kousa Dodgwood right
are really spectacular


1000's of flowers this year
Thank you Mother Nature


Warning
The video is 9 minutes but Sophie said she 
wanted to slowly go through the garden
so that you could get a better feel
of our little oasis.


Giant Jack in the Pulpit is taking over.


Hope you liked my garden tour,
Sauntering has become 
my modus opearndi.
~~~
I'll see you next
A bientot!

37 comments:

  1. The purple clematis is stunning!!!

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    1. I love this clematis as well.

      Almost lost it a few years ago, but luckily it survived.

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  2. Just gorgeous and so lush!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Lots of rain this spring, thus ~~ plenty of vegetation and pruning!

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  3. Hi!Great Pictures and the video. It wasn´t that long.....Lovely to see your beauiful garden "live" almost the feeling I was Walking with you.
    I Think you said estilbe something....I have those too but some of them did die from the other day to next because we have so dry here but........we got some rain this morning....not much but it freshend up Everything, about 12 mm 0,5 inch. Now is the sun coming again...

    Ayla had stomach problems this week so she had diarrhea for some Days. Didnt like rice food, but now I have got some medications and will give her first special food this evening...
    In the summertime they can get it from outside eating some bad things...
    Have a great weekend!!
    Love Majsan//

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    1. Hi Majsan!
      I'm so glad that the video didn't bore you. I still am such an amateur with the video camera and know some people get really bored quickly if the video isn't just perfect. I decided to just be myself, as Jim would say, so natural. I do enjoy this part of sharing. Sophie is a good subject because she is bound to eat some grass, roll over, bark and tease me just like dogs normally act.

      The astilbe is prolific in my garden. I just let them 'volunteer' where ever they want. This year the rains have allowed the plants to become gigantic. Every year is different I've noticed. I have kept a journal since 1992 of the garden, so many stories.

      I hope Ayla starts to feel better soon. Sophie just got over crystals in her urine, so she is feeling so much better. And yes, she eats many things on her walks too. I have to keep an eye on her all the time.

      Ron

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    2. Hi again! Read your comment ...yes maybe I am a Little bit crazy when it comes to photographing...:-)
      Ayla got her first meal since Monday. She was very happy .....now she get small portions to let her stomage get used to the special food from the vets

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    3. Give Ayla an extra hug from Sophie and I

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    4. Yes I did, but yesterday morning I discovered that someone more had a bad belly. It was Trym. He laid inside during the day not feeling well. He got some of the medications Ayla got. Today he seems to be ok, he also got the special food this morning. Hope it will come out normally.....

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  4. Your gardens are just gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful tour, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. WE have a very natural wild garden which suits us after spending many years trying to make it look like the neighbours, too much work.

      SO now we watch the growth and prune when necessary!

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  5. You certainly have a beautiful garden!

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    1. Thanks so much Eileen ~~ we've spent over 20 years or toil and love on our little Eden!

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  6. What a beautiful mature garden guys! I loved the video tour. I'm a fan of blue spruce and was pleased to see one or two in your garden... such a lovely shade. Thanks for the tour Sophie.

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    1. The blue spruces "were" my favourite up until very recently. I LOVE the shades of grey/blue that they offer. Unfortunately some kind of black rot attacked 3 trees in the front of the garden and decimated them in one year. SO sad to see them go because they were very unusual shaped conifers, Hoopsi. I do have one prostate version clinging for life along a wall so keeping fingers crossed that the rot has moved on.
      Yes, our garden is mature, I never thought I'd see that day come and it's here. They say 7 years is a good guide for establishing the garden. After 3x7 years I guess the baby is all grown up!
      Ron

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  7. Sophie, it looks like you live in the Garden of Eden! With Adam and Steve, as they say!

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    1. Yes, Debra my guys have been known to act up(singing and dancing) in the garden ~~ such a silly bunch these Adam & Steve types are....wink wink!

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  8. Gosh Sophie, so beautiful in your neck of the woods
    Benny & Lily

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  9. Soph ....our mums loved that video and getting lost in your beautiful garden paths ~ we of course kept looking for you whlle she was enjoying the tour.
    Hey ,we cock out heads to the side too when we are listening to someone say something we like or are trying to figure something out!
    Bark on Sophie.
    From Jayda, Cricket and Gabby Terrier

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    1. Jayda, Cricket and Gabby Terrier ~~~ I just burped ~~ AaaRRooopPP ~~ excuse me I am a DoodleBop!

      I hope you enjoyed my little sojourn through all my trees and shrubs because I LOVE getting LOST and then finding myself somewhere I had no idea I'd end up!

      Seriously!!

      Please tell yo' Mums that Ron loves your garden home to bits and wants to see more of it, could you manage that!????

      Sophie *getting her ears done now* Doodle here!

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  10. That was quite wonderful. You see it is very dry here and to see lush places we have to look at pictures (and blogs). Mom comes from a lush place and misses green (but not the humidity).

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. So sorry to hear about the DRYness!!! By all means come by and soak up my moisture, ANYTIME!!!

      The humidity today is high so your Mom can relax in her dryness, it's so HEAVY here right now.

      CHeers you guys!!

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  11. Your garden is stupendous! You must have spent many years planting and nurturing to get it to this point. Did you know that Jack in the Pulpit is a favorite bear food in the spring (when it's a tiny sprout). So, Sophie, watch out for bears in your garden! :)

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    1. Thanks KB for the heads up on Jack and the Pulpit ~~ our property is surrounded in fencing of different sorts so (knock on wood) we haven't had any bearly types visit our place, not even deer and we saw 2 deer at the beach the other day. I'm going to do a post on it too.

      23 years of garden toil for our little oasis ~~ we love it because we just open the door and step out into all this lushness. Every year things change and we manage whether it is pruning, death of a plant/tree or moving things around. We've always enjoyed the earth and the plants for many many years.

      All the best and I hope your camera is working.

      Ron

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  12. Absolutely astonishing! What a fantastic haven. Your garden is quite mature by now; mine is still too young to have this sort of impact, but I'm working on it! It must be a thrill to see everything growing in the spring, and sheer joy to stroll through it. One day I hope to visit you and your boys and get to see all this in person! And of course, you're always welcome to come to my neck of the woods!

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    1. Yes, 23 years the guys have been toiling but only 6.5 years for me!!

      They love their little oasis and I love it too.

      Always something to fix/repair/remove/move!!!

      Just remember one thing ~~~ PLANTS GROW BIG ~~~ so place them in an appropriate place. A tree is coming down now as I type!!

      Sophie *watching the tree come down* Doodle here!

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    1. Hi Pat ~~ so glad you enjoyed ~~ I may create another next month!!

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  14. What a gorgeous garden you get to stroll through, Sophie!

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    1. Thanks ~~ I do it everyday ~~ love sharing my world !

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  15. Simply stunning...wish I was a dragonfly living there!

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    1. A dragonfly or a hummingbird ~~ there is so much to dart around!!!

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  16. Oh my- what an oasis-such a beautiful place for you to saunter Sophie girl! You are a lucky girl to have such a wonderful place to romp and play! I truly loved the video:)
    Vicki

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    1. Sophie and I love to take many breaks in our jungle garden. The trees and shrubs have grown extensively in the 23 years we've been living here. Always pruning, but that's part of a gardeners existence, making room to walk!

      All the best Vicki!
      Ron

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