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Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's a Garden Party!

Hello and welcome to our garden! Today is the Summer Solstice and it is time to kick off your heels and enjoy good weather! Cielo from House in the Roses is hosting a wonderful garden party around the world so please come and take a dip in the pool...
Can I offer you iced tea and a sandwich under the umbrella?
Maybe a magazine and a glass of pinot grigio under the gazebo?
You can rest in a pool chair here...
Or just enjoy the weather here!



How about a stroll through one of the flowerbeds?

Our daylilies are in bloom...
The lavendar smells great...

The dogwood bush is blooming all over!

Time to leave? Oh, no! I understand, you have things to do! And other wonderful gardens to visit! Well, come back anytime! Our garden awaits! We'll be here, you're always welcome!

32 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful Tara - I can just imagine sitting under the gazebo, looking at that gorgeous pool and smelling the lavender :-}

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

ooooh Tara, your pool is divine, I want to dive right in!!! It is winter solstice today here in Australia so the days should be getting longer now!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful!! We brought our diet cokes and are ready to go for a dip (and smell a few beautiful flowers along the way!!! Fabulous yard!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh...it's all so pretty. And the pool looks so refreshing. Yes, I'll have a glass of pinot please. :) Lynn
P.S. Thanks for telling me about the link. I emailed Cielo.

Cori G. said...

OOOhhh! I want to come swim in your pool. We had 97 degree weather yesterday and it was 89 in the house. YUK! Hey, I'm waiting for your 6 things :)

Cori

Mary said...

Just looking at your garden makes the 113 degrees in my garden feel just a little cooler.

Aaaah.

SilverBell Cottage said...

Beautiful. Now that I have flowers on my patio once again, I love sitting out there in the mornings writing and drinking coffee.
Hugs ~
Alexandra

KarenHarveyCox said...

Tara, your garden flowers are beautiful, and oh that pool looks so inviting. My kids miss having a pool in this new house. Your new gazebo and lawn furniture are beautiful too. Between your patio and veranda you have lots of room for garden parties. I'll be right over, can I have a glass of lemonade please. Karen

Tracie said...

Hi Tara,
Your garden is beautiful, lots of pretty flowers.

Right now that pool is looking great, we're having a heat wave here!

Then I'll gladly take a stroll through the flower beds and have tea and a sandwich ;) How fun!
Happy day!
xo~Tracie

bluemuf said...

Tara, what a lovely outdoor retreat to relax or have some fun.
Beautiful flower garden.

Karen

Firefly Hill said...

Just beatiful Tara!

annie

Carletta said...

What a lovely place to spend the Summer Solstice and continue on into the hazy, lazy days of summer!

Shabbyfufu said...

Lots of places to sit and enjoy the wine Tara! A lovely patio and yard you have.....Janet

Beverly said...

Thanks for having me over, and I would like a glass of something cool and refreshing.

Everything looks so inviting. Your landscape design is lovely.

Beth Leintz said...

I'm on my way and I don't think I can get there fast enought- it looks like a paradise!

Brenda Kula said...

I had a lovely time! Thanks so much for the tour. So nice of Cielo to let us gardeners show our stuff today!
Brenda

Gina said...

It looks SO inviting Tara! Your blooms are beautiful, eps love the dogwood! Its stunning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) Gx

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What a yard! How lucky you are!!

M ^..^

vintage paper bella ~ andrea said...

So pretty! I am loving everyones gardens! :)The weather here has really rained on my gardens parade, Ihave some pinkr oses though! :)

Lydia said...

Hello Tara, Your yard and flowers look so pretty. I love inground pools. I hope to get one someday! Everything in your yard looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Mary said...

Oh, that pool looks so refreshing! I love your garden, Tara, with so many delightful places to sit and enjoy the flowers. Happy sunday!
xoxo,
Mary

Elizabethd said...

Really lovely, I could walk through your garden with great pleasure.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Aren't you happy that your husband finished all this before the garden party? Great timing! It is really beautiful, and that pool is very welcoming. Beautiful flowers also.

Kady

Barb said...

Oh my, I could spend the day just floating on my back. What a lovely spot to spend the day.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Shannon J (Faith & Chocolate) said...

Hi Tara!!! So sorry I've been away... but things have slowed a bit, and now I'm trying to catch up with all of you!

Your garden/backyard is just fabulous! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration... my husband and I need to tend to our yard a bit... ;) Thanks for letting me stop in (a bit late)...
Hugs!
Shannon

MARIA said...

Soooooooo Beautiful!!!
Thanks!
Greetings from Poland!

Pat said...

I came a day latet o avoid the crowds, Tara. I hope you still ahve some a wine left for me as I will enjoy sipping it while I sit under you gazebo. Everything looks so gorgeous. Thanks for inviting me!

Hugs, Pat

FancyHorse said...

Thank you for a lovely visit in your garden! A dip in the pool sounds delightful on a hot summer day.

Yours, Nancy

CIELO said...

I'm in paradise! Thank you for participating in our party and for sharing your cozy and beautiful sanctuary with all of us.... What a delightful occasion that was!

Blessings to you and yours.

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so (Joseph Joubert)

Cielo

Oliver Rain said...

You live near water AND you have a pool. Can life be any more perfect?

M.Kate said...

BEAUTIFUL GARDEN...I can stay there for a very long time.

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Oh Tara! thanks for sharing...God bless!

Jeannie