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Monday, May 4, 2015

SPRING GARDEN 2015


NEW ITEMS FOR THE HOME AND SPRING GARDEN

A few roses that I picked from the garden before the heat wave hit. So I could make some bouquets for the house.



I just love this rose, it's my 99 cent one and a favorite.




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I always put a fresh bouquet in the guest bathroom to perk it up a little.  These are few bouquets that I made up just before the 90 degree weather hit last week.

Now on to the back yard when my nasturtiums where in bloom and taking over the entire garden.  They have since been removed and making way for my new plants.




Lili watching me, she wouldn't come out as she does not like the hose being on and will sit by the slider watching me.  I know what she is thinking "now what is that woman up to".


I found this picture at Home Goods and I just had to have it to go with the rest of my rooster pictures.  Love the old house and fence.  It must be fall as there are hardly any leaves on the tree.


Found these canisters at Home Goods also - need a little change in the kitchen.

I have been cleaning out my closets and in a box I found some very old books over 100 years old that belonged to my Aunt-in-law.  This was the best I could do with the pictures.


This was given to Aunt Alice from her father for Christmas in 1910.


Isn't the writing beautiful.  The younger children now cannot write at all.  They should bring penmanship back into the classrooms.  Such a lovely book of poems and sayings. - A beautiful treasure.




One of my new chandlers from a friend.  She was remodeling and didn't need it anymore so I got lucky.  It is from Pottery Barn and goes with my French Country.




This is also from my friend and has so many pretty sparkles on it and it is from Lamps Are Us.


This is the Garden Guest Room, which I did for my granddaughter as she loves flowers as much as her grandmother does.


This was in the guest room. but I had it moved to the entrance hallway.  I found this one at a garage sale.


Looking out to the front yard and you can see my roses and iris's in bloom.  They don't look so good now with all the heat we have had and less water.

Notice how dry the ground is and this is after watering.  I have to lay down more mulch to keep it damp.

More roses in the front yard.


My white hydrangeas getting ready to bloom - can hardly wait to cut some and bring them into the house.


Some of my David Austin roses - they always smell so good.


This is Kevin, the little 10 year old that I pick up from school.  Wow he is so smart and he keeps me on my toes.  He is not giving up his water as he is looking for bugs and lizards.


This sunflower is compliments from the birds.  Growing up between the cracks of the pavers.  It was as big as a dinner plate.  Thank you birds.





Waldo keeping an eye on me.  He lets me know when we need to go into the yard for watering and picking up stuff.  Won't leave me alone, but as soon as I put on my red crock shoes he is at the door ready to go and help.


Some of my geraniums in bloom.


My garden angels guarding my flowers.


My St Patrick rose.  When it's a bud it's green and then as it opens up it turns yellow.


I see that Lili has ventured out on the patio, but keeping a sharp eye on me to be sure that I don't turn the water on.  LOL  She is so funny.


Waldo chewing on one of his bones along with his babies by his side's.  You would think that a boy dog wouldn't care about stuffed animals, but he sure loves all of the them and Lili could care less.  Has one on each side of him.


I took this picture in the house looking out the dining room window and my little friend came right up to the window to say hello.  I have about 20 of them that live at my house and I have to refill  3 feeders every other day.  Seems like all I do is make them their sugar water and boy do they let me know if they are empty.


Can you see the 5 hummers eating - I can sit for hours at the dining room table and watch them.

Sorry this is such a long post, but I just had so much to show you as I am afraid that it won't look like this very long.  So many years of hard work in the garden.

Waldo, Lili and I hope that you will leave a comment as I read them all.

Mary

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83 comments:

  1. The photo of Lili looks like a painting! Your garden is very beautiful, and I love how the umbrella is set up out front. xoox Su

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  2. Oh, Mary, THANK YOU for this wonderful post showcasing your BEAUTIFUL California garden!! I've been waiting a long time to feast my eyes on all your pretties, and I have been looking at everything, admiring, smiling, at all your hard work and TLC that you bestow upon all of your flowers. Lili and Waldo are TOO cute, and they seem like such sweethearts, always keeping an eye on you, keeping you company, while you tend to your lovelies.

    Love that flowery umbrella! I'd sit under its cool shade for hours, learning as much as I can from you, about flowers. I'm off to visit your previous post about your garden tour, but I can tell you right now: YOUR garden is my favourite!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  3. Hi Mary, wow your garden is in full swing! The flowers seem to display their best to impress. I can't believe you had heat wave while we had hail storm. I have enjoyed your beautiful garden, the blooms, birds, Waldo and Lilli. And isn't the sunflower so stunning! I love the pic of that old barn with a rooster too.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Blessings,
    Aida

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  4. Mary, your new chandeliers are beautiful! Love your flowers and doggies. Lili has such pretty eyes and Waldo looks happy. I'm with you regarding kids learning to penmanship. Have a great week. Lynda

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  5. Wow, such a lovely home and garden! I love all your bright and pretty flowers!! I also feed and love to watch the hummingbirds, so fun! Enjoy seeing your two adorable doggies as well, they are both precious and have their own personalities don't they? you're doing a great job on your garden, please keep showing us pictures!

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  6. PS Mary I love the chandeliers too!!

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  7. Mary dear, I was just delighted to see you had posted..and your home is..is...just like I want mine to be. I am papering my kitchen with a similar toile wallpaper that is in your draperies. I can't wait to get started. I've picked out the paper...just have to get it here. I am loving my bedroom walls! Your yard and roses...gorgeous! How I wish I could get Howard to drive me down to see you so I could walk through your yard and see everything for myself.
    My new patio furiture came yesterday...dark wicker with the deep red cushions. You have to come and sit on them! If you can drive up here...why can't I get enough nerve to get on that freeway and drive down to you? I don't know. I really don't. I think I went without driving too long.
    I think our roses know that they may not have long...and it's going to break our hearts to lose them. We are still watering the grass but cutting way back..the side yard was nearly dead..and I broke down and watered it. Not long..but it's hard to see things die! I even saved the rain water the day it rianed for three hours. Maybe I'll stop taking baths and water my plants instead! LOL Just kidding! Still.... LOL
    Do we love our dog children or not?? :)
    Much love,
    Mona

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  8. Mary,
    I loved this post. Lilli and Waldo are too adorable. They give us so much love. Love that you have so many hummingbirds. I have one that visits my flowers. They seem to like the hot pink flowers best. They must have the sweet nectar they love. Your garden is heavenly. Sorry about the draught I hope that does not effect your garden too much and they will make it through the heat. Your garden is just stunning. Lots of hard work and love.
    Kris

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  9. Mary, first of all, your red rose Header is gorgeous! And then to see the hummingbirds......be still my heart! Oh, what a sight that must be for you to look out and see these beloved birds. Your rose bushes are so pretty. You must really take good care of them. You know, I was out in my garden this morning looking at my roses and my yellow ones are coming along nicely - they start with a bright yellow, then lighten up to a soft yellow. They look very similar to yours. And your red roses are beautiful. All the sweet statues and flower pots make your garden so charming, Mary. Your dogs sure look curious and want to know all that is happening in the neighborhood. :~) The garden guest room is very cute, and I'm sure your granddaughter loves staying in there. The old book, 'In Time Of Roses' is such a treasure. And I have to ask you......wherever did you find that table and chairs in your front yard? I love it!

    What a delightful post today, Mary. Thank you for giving us a peek into your home and garden.

    love, ~Sheri

    ps I noticed your pretty profile picture too. :~)

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  10. Your gardens are fabulous, Mary! I love the roses! Your chocolate pot with the roses in it is GORGEOUS! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  11. Hi Mary, I have been anxiously waiting for your spring garden post and was so happy to see it in my inbox.
    Your flowers are gorgeous. You have the prettiest roses. Waldo and Lili are just adorable and I can see how watchful they are of you. So sweet. You found some great treasures. Love those home goods canisters.
    Great outhouse pic too. Love your Chandeliers. You've been so busy and everything is beautiful at your home. Love the hummers.
    Have a great night sweet friend.
    Hugs, CM

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  12. Wonderful post, Mary! I so loved seeing more of your home. I have a thing for roosters, too. They really lend themselves to French Country decor. The chandy's are awesome, what a great 'gift"!

    You have the most amazing garden! The roses are gorgeous and all those hummingbird friends? Wow!!

    I'll be back to see your last post. Thanks for your love for Milo. Lili and Waldo are dears, love Waldo's toys! :)

    Jane x

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  13. Mary your garden is fabulous as always...I so love seeing your roses and flowers...they are so happy as they are being cared for by a most wonderful person!....Love that book of your Aunt Alice's .. what a treasure..and I am sure that young man had a great time searching for critters in the garden....thanks for sharing your gorgeous flowers!

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  14. So much to comment on:
    1. Beautiful roses - mine do not look as good
    2. I have to make sure Lulu is in the house because she loves to chase the water from the hose
    3. My nasturtiums are also gone and I miss them
    4. Your garden is SPECTACULAR
    5. Love the little tins from Home Goods
    6. My students could not read my cursive handwriting when I would comment on their papers!

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  15. Thanks Carol for your great comments. Waldo tears up the sprinklers when they go off, so I have to keep him in the house, otherwise I am replacing them, He doesn't bother with the hose and Lili, Miss Diva will not get her feet wet,

    I'm sure with you being a wonderful.teacher that it would drive you crazy with their POOR penmanship. The little 10 year old that I watch has terrible cursive handwriting, I can't even begin to tell you what he has written.
    Have you ever been on the Mary Lou Heards Garden Tour? They had it this past week and it was GREAT.
    Have a wonderful week and becare of the high tides.
    Mary

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  16. Mary, don't you tell me how pretty my flowers are when you have the most beautiful ones right in your own garden. I can tell you put so much work and love into them. What a gorgeous garden and your home looks so pretty and charming. How cute that Waldo loves his babies. We tried so hard to have Buddy have a baby but all he ever cared about was tearing them to shreds! Happy Day to you dear friend..Judy

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  17. Thanks so much Judy, so glad that you liked my post. It was fun and Waldo, my assistant always helps me in the garden. Lili not so much as she doesn't like to get her feet dirty - Miss Diva.

    Have a wonderful Mothers Day.dear friend.

    Mary

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  18. I so enjoyed this post, Mary! I don't know which I loved more, seeing pics of your gorgeous gardens, or the sweet photos of Waldo and Lili! Those hummer are amazing, aren't they? They just returned here yesterday and I have their feeder out. I love watching them! And I can almost smell your beautiful roses from here! Don't even start on your hydrangeas! I love them so, but don't have much luck with them here! You sure have a green thumb, my friend!

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  19. Hello Mary,
    I love your flowers and beautiful garden. The dogs Waldo and Lili are so cute too. It must be so nice to look out and see the birds in your feeder. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and pretty garden and dogs. Have a lovely end of the week and Happy Mothers Day!
    Julie xo

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    1. I can't remember if I replied or not as some come thru on my email and then I answer them. So if I am duplicating your comment, sorry.
      Thanks so much for your comments. Yes, the dogs and I love the back yard. Have a great week.
      Mary

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  20. Your garden is lovely. I love all of the vibrant colors, and am particularly impressed with that big patch of nasturtiums. I have never been able to grow them successfully. Perhaps it's because I try too hard.

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    1. Thanks Pattie, the nasturtiums just come up every year and would completely fill the entire garden if I let them.
      Hope that you didn't have to cook on Mothers Day. Your such a wonderful cook.
      Mary

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  21. So many beautiful things! This is wonderful eye candy -- the roses, the home photos and your fabulous dogs. (And yes, I love Home Goods, too!) I envy your green thumb!

    Thank you again for your visit to The Marmelade Gypsy and your thoughtful comment. It meant a great deal.

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanie for your sweet comments. I guess you can tell that I love my garden and especially my roses.
      Have a great week,
      Mary

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  22. You are a GREAT gardener!!
    Wow..mine are so humble..I really see why moving would be hard..it's your nest♥

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  23. You are a GREAT gardener!!
    Wow..mine are so humble..I really see why moving would be hard..it's your nest♥

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    1. How can I leave my roses and gardens and of course my wonderful companions. They are so good.
      Have a wonderful week.
      Mary

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  24. Your garden is wonderful. So many beautiful roses. It's amazing how everything looks like it does in summer here.

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    1. thanks so much Magali for you wonderful comments,.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  25. Hi Mary, your roses are absolutely gorgeous! Mine are just in bud. Can't wait till I can bring a few indoors. My plants are still quite young. I really need to plant some nasturtiums. I love them, but haven't planted them in years. My Iris have just started blooming and they remind me of my sweet mother. One of her favorites. I rarely write in cursive, but at least I know how. lol! It really has become a lost art. I love the fun personalities of your dogs. Happy Mother's Day and thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann, so glad that you liked my post. The nasturtiums come up every year and have for quite a few year. When they get spent the gardener pulls them up and they come back next year.
      Hope you had a great Mothers Day. Enjoy your week.
      Mary

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  26. What a great post...love all the photos of your flowers, dogs, and that grandson is such a cutie...Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Thanks BJ glad you like my flowers. the little boy is one that I pickup after school for his mom. wish I had a grandson.
      Mary

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  27. Mary,thank you for this wonderful post.I love the view onto your front yard...the roses are beautiful.I also have some Austin roses,but they don´t even have buds yet.Your house is so charming and I love your canisters <3. Your dogs are adorable and I`d wish we had humming birds in Germany.That book looks so beautiful and I would have bought the picture with the rooster also.
    Have a great week
    Caroline

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  28. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I am s afraid that I will be loosing my roses as when the hot weather hits as we are in a drought. I am trying to save water as much as possible, short showers, don't leave the water run when brushing my teeth and so on and so on.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  29. Hi Mary! This is my first visit to your lovely blog and I am just overwhelmed with all these lovely photos! Your garden is AMAZING! And the dogs....oh I must linger awhile and read more.....so glad to have a new blogging friend!!!

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  30. Mary, every time I click over to your blog it just feels wonderful to see the colors. I have always loved red and yellows and you know how to use them well. Your chandeliers are wonderful! When we moved into this house, I got into the mode of thinking all the lighting needed to match somewhat. After visiting a beautiful home tour at Christmas, I was reminded that not matching is more fun and you're showing me that again.

    Your roses and flowers are calling to me too. I'll do a post of my flowers later this week so you can see how we are on the same train of thought. :)

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  31. Hi Mary! Hope you're doing well and you're having good weather. It has finally become spring around here and I'm loving it. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. Oh Mary, your roses are breath taking. I loved seeing all of these beautiful photos, and I love the hummingbirds. How wonderful to be able to sit and watch them. Squirrels broke my hummer feeder. I need to replace it. It's nice to have your 4 legged friends to help. they look like such sweeties. My two dogs chase birds and squirrels when they are outside with me. thankfully, they don't catch them. Thanks for the tour of your beautiful garden.

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie for stopping by. I just love the watch the hummers and they come right up to may face and fuss at me if their feeders are empty. Seems like all I do is make sugar water for them. The dogs and I were working in the back yard for a while and I cut a bunch of flowers for the house - love to see them in each room.
      I have a squirrel that sit up on the wire and shakes his tail at the dogs and teases them - of course the dogs have a fit.
      Hows that little grandson of yours? I do hope that he is doing fine - he such a cutie.
      Have a great weekend.
      Mary

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  33. What a truly stunning rose garden you must have. It pained me to leave a rather spectacular rose bush at our former house, a David Austin English rose named "Othello." It has the most heady aroma so when it bloomed was quite the dazzler. Thanks for the glimpse into your garden.

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  34. Mary, what a wonderful post. I love looking at all the beautiful pictures of your yard and home. And your dogs are adorable. I know my two Terrorists give me so much enjoyment. They are funny little creatures. Your chandy's are gorgeous. I could look at your roses forever. They are beautiful. I am still puttering in my tiny little yard. As you know Utah is in a crisis with water also. Therefore I am not planting very many flowers this year. I am afraid I won't be able to water them. But, I have to have just a few. Thank you Mary for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment. I always love knowing you visited. I hope you are doing well. And be sure to take care of all the little humming birds! They are precious too. Hugs, Karie

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  35. Indeed you did have so much to show us and it was all just delightful! Your flowers are all just gorgeous, you certainly have a green thumb! Those little hummingbirds, just too cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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    1. I can't remember if I answered your comment on my email, if so please excuse my forgetfulness.
      Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
      Mary

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  36. Oh my goodness Mary. This post is full of so many beautiful things. The garden is just spectacular but I my favorite are all the amazing roses.

    You have a very lovely home. And the book is just a little treasure.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Janet

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Janet. Yes, the book is a wonderful treasure - so many poems about roses. So glad that you like my garden.
      Have a fun Memorial Day Weekend.
      Mary

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  37. oh Mary, your garden is so very beautiful, those roses, they are really gorgeous! Love your pups, they look like true friends and companions! I've never been able to grow any roses except the Knockout rose bushes, and you don't have to do a thing for them except give them a little water!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Debra. I do love my dogs and roses.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  38. I missed this post earlier, Mary. What gorgeous, gorgeous gardens and plants you have there, Mary. My goodness-you can certainly see that you have spent hours and hours and hours of work out there developing them. You place is a show stopper there!
    Love that you have your sweet pups to keep you company while you garden and work around--well, except for the one that doesn't like the water hose~
    Your light fixtures are beautiful, too. You have some great ones there.
    Hope you have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks so much Diana - so glad that you like my garden - I always think that it's nothing special. I did it all my self - carried in all the stones for the patio - a labor of love.
      Hugs dear friend,
      Mary

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  39. I found your blog from your comments on Common Ground. (loved them!) I LOVE your blog, your yard, your dogs. Your roses are gorgeous. I love what I think of as "comfy" blogs that are real and that I can relate to. Glad to have found you!!!
    I'm not really anonymous~just don't have a blog.

    Anne Nonymous

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  40. Mary, I loved your garden tour. You have so many gorgeous flowers, I love how you designed everything! The inside of your house is beautiful too, love the chandeliers!! So Pretty!! Hope the rain helped you last week. We got a lot in San Diego, wish we'll get some more on Friday. Happy Gardening!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Yes, the rain did help some. I have turned off my sprinklers in the front yard and letting the grass die. I hose water my roses. I'm just so afraid that I will loosing so many of them when it gets hot here.
      Thanks for stopping by and so glad that you like my garden. Your's is stunning enjoy your post so much.
      Hopefully we are getting some this weekend - hope it's lots.
      Happy Memorial Day.
      Mary

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  41. Hi Mary! How are your flowers doing? Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Sheila, get a good gardening book for your area and that will tell you the names of your flowers and what you can plant that will o well in your garden. It's so much fun planning out your gardens.
      Hope you have a great time on your vacation - looks like a lot of fun times.
      Hugs,
      Mary

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  42. Mary!!!
    Your garden is much further than mine. My roses just start to bloom now and yours are so fantastic earlier this month. Can't believe this 99 Cent rose is so beautiful - your are living in a rose bargain offer area :)!!! Great. I've to come over!!! Kiss your sweet little dogs and thank you so much for your lovely visit. Wonderful to have you around!
    Happy days and all my best
    Elisabeth

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  43. Your garden is so beautiful.....you have some very pretty blooms! Your helpers are just adorable too! My boy Booger has "babies" and waits patiently for my hubby to come home every day to play with him. Love your new chandy too :o)
    Have a great weekend!!
    ~Des

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and so glad that you like my gardens. I do love my dogs so much and they are great company.
      Have a great Sunday.
      Mary

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  44. Well what a beautiful garden with so many beautiful blooms. Waldo and Lili are adorable and love that Lili won't get her feet wet, that is too funny. I miss having a dog, our Bo died two years ago and it was a huge loss. Love you chandies both are so gorgeous, you have some great friends! My roses are just now coming in to bloom and this week putting my annuals in still dipping into the 40's at night. I also want to plant some tomatoes. We've gotten nothing but rain:-{

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Cathy. I am afraid that my garden won't be so pretty soon with the drought that we have here in CA. I am saving every drop that I can for my flowers and veggies. I gave already gotten tomatoes out of the garden and they taste so much better than store bought ones.
      Have a great Sunday.
      Mary

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  45. Hi Mary! Thanks for popping in to see me. I know, in the different areas of the US the planting is so different. I'm sure your plants grow pretty easily where you live. I'm going to have to learn what will grow well up here. If I just had your green thumb! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  46. Sweet friend,

    You are blessed. What a beautiful, beautiful garden. Your hydrangea are going to be beautiful when they bloom!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Karianne. Sorry to be so tardy in replying to your comment. I am afraid that they are as pretty as they usually are due to the drought we are in. In fact by September I am afraid that everything will be pretty sad. I have mulched everything that I can find in hopes that it will help.
      Love your beautiful posts. Have a wonderful Sunday.
      Mary

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  47. I don't know how I missed this wonderful post...but somehow I did. It was so much fun to see more of your lovely garden and the house. I know exactly what you mean with summer coming our gardens are probably going to look pretty grim. I received notice to cut back on my water 25% pre 2013, I have taken out so much turf in the past year that I think I will be okay...at least for this summer. My hydrangeas are just starting to bloom too.

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    1. I don't know if I answered your reply or not, but here goes. My hydrangeas look terrible and they have always looks so pretty. My iris were pretty sad this year and hardly bloomed. We can only water 2 times a week with sprinkler system and for only 5 minutes. My days are Tuesday and Saturday. i have watering cans in kitchen and bathroom to catch all the water that I can for garden use. But get this - the City of Fullerton has Lake - Laguna Lake and it is loosing water everyday and they replace it with 99,000 gallons of water everyday. Now I ask you what's wrong with this picture. Oh those city fathers need a reality check.
      Have a wonderful Sunday.
      Mary

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  48. Hi Mary, Your home and garden are so pretty!! I love your chandeliers; how lucky that you got two of those from a friend! I also like the tole chandelier in your foyer. :) The rose bouquets you fixed for the house are just lovely; I enjoyed seeing your David Austin rose outside; we have the "Gertrude Jekyll" David Austin rose, and we love it. I can tell you've put a lot of hard work into your yard because you have a wonderful variety of flowers and shrubs. Such a restful spot to be and I love seeing Waldo and Lili there. They are such cuties and they look extra sweet too. :)

    I hope you have a great Friday and a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am afraid that my garden will probably be dead before the summer is over. We can only water 2 times a week on Tuesday and Saturday. All my hard work and money that I have put into my garden just makes me sick. But that's life and I have to make the best of it. So I will enjoy it while I can. I save every bit of water that I can - have watering cans in kitchen and bathrooms LOL.
      Have a great weekend. Waldo and Lili send woofs to Duncan
      Mary

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  49. Your garden is looking wonderful despite the heat and drought. What beautiful roses you have! I just love the expressions on Lili's face. I bet she has quite the personality. Waldo is adorable too. I have never seen so many hummers in one place! I'd be watching them for hours too.

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  50. Mary, I'm not sure what the name of the yellow roses are. They all had tags and I noticed their names, but I should have kept them to remember. I have white, yellow, pink, and red......but my yellow ones are doing the best and have the most roses. My white ones are spreading out and not growing straight like the other ones. I now realize what your roses mean to you because I go out every day and just gaze at mine.

    Glad the sun is starting to shine where you live. I heard of possible rain this weekend, but we sure could use it.

    love, ~Sheri

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  51. Mary - Your yard looks beautiful. Love all of your new light fixtures. Isn't it nice to have friends with good taste? LOL And I love the pictures of the dogs - especially Lilly, but then, I'm a little prejudiced.

    Judy

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  52. Thanks so much for stopping by Judy. Glad that you liked ,my post. I just can't get over how much Lili and Bella look so much alike. Hope all of those tornado's are missing you. Be careful and have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  53. Oh Waldo and Lili are just adorable! Your roses are so beautiful, are they still blooming or have they succumbed to the lack of water? Your gardens are so gorgeous and colourful, a sight to behold. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  54. Your garden is delightful! So pretty! Enjoyed my visit so much!

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  55. Mary, you certainly have a green thumb! Your garden is full of beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by to visit me.

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  56. What a green thumb you have! don't you just love gardening! Your yard and flowers look so very pretty!

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  57. Hi Mary! Hope you're doing well as summer is getting started! It's always so nice to hear from you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  58. Mary,
    Your garden and puppies are so sweet and must add such joy to your life. I know flowers have a way of brightening up my spirits and I love to tend to my garden.
    Have a lovely evening,
    Jemma

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  59. Hi Mary! I am hopping over from Julie's Lifestyle after reading a post about her getting to meet you while she was on vacation. How fun! Your yard is just gorgeous with all the varieties of flowers. I am sure you have put many hundreds of hours into it over the years. Your dogs are the cutest! I have one dog, Sadie. She is similar to your Lili in size but a different color. I love her so much! My mom would be so envious of your hummers. She gets them too but not as many. Enjoy! Have a lovely Wednesday and do stop by sometime if you have a chance....:) I'm at Life On Willie Mae Lane!

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  60. Mary, I wish my thumb was as green as yours. Your gardens and your rose bouquets are gorgeous. I also love Hummers. You have a good flock for them. I'm afraid I don't fill my feeders enough for them to hang around long. Both of your chandeliers are so pretty. Lucky you to get those from a friend. And what a gorgeous old book and wonderful that it belonged to a family member.

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  61. Hi Mary, just stopping by to say hello here and what a nice post from Julie about your meeting for lunch while she was in CA. I bet you girls had so much fun and the pic of you together was so pretty. Julie is so special and such a sweet blog friend. I know you girls had fun. Give the fur babies puppy hugs from me and enjoy a great 4th of July my dear friend.
    Hugs and Blessings, cm

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  62. So beautiful! Your front yard looks to be in full bloom! Very pretty!

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