Friday, August 17, 2012

FFF - Earthly Delights

Happy Friday!  Today I'm posting a few garden shots.  Overall it's been a tough year here in NJ with all the heat and drought.

Here are my front pots.  I went with a lime green and red scheme and for a foliage look instead of blooms.

This one is at the front door -

A pot of New Guinea Impatiens.  The impatiens I planted look horrible all leggy and sad - to much heat this year :(

Hydrangea bush seems happy -

Finally!  Here is the bird I watch for all summer.

I hung the humming bird feeder in May.  Nothing, zilch.  Then last Friday on a cloudy and rainy day, he came 8 times that I counted.  Yesterday he came again several times, it was also a cloudy, rainy day.

Thanks little hummingbird!  You have completed my summer bird feeding dreams!  Click here to see what a happened last year.

Have a fun filled weekend everyone.


Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a great selection for you pots, how much sun does it get? I need a new arrangement for next year.
We saw a hummingbird at dusk a few weeks ago and got very up close to it, I don't think he could see us. They are so amazing!

Sujata Shah said...

Your pots look so nice and healthy! My garden has some really hungry bugs. All of my potted plants have holes in them. And the bunnies, they chewed up my dahlias and other precious plants. Not a happy gardener this year :(
I loved that little birdie post and everything it stood for.

Dawn said...

Love your garden pics. Maybe there will be some nice fall weather and you'll get a longer fall season.
Hummer looks very happy to have found you.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

How fortunate for you to be able to hold the hummingbird and let it go. Wow...

I have been doing the same thing every year in my year need to switch it up. It is always fun to see others post of theirs. Thanks.

The quilt you made is one I have had in my unwritten bucket list for years. So glad to know at least someone made it. Now I can take my Post It note out of my book. ;D Yours is absolutely beautiful and the backing fabric is a perfect choice. Just gorgeous.


Thimbleanna said...

Your pots are beautiful! Hummingbirds must just come later or something -- ours didn't show up until a few weeks ago either. Hubby had moved the birdfeeder and they were going to the old place so I made him move it back! Happy August!

Lori said...

Such pretty planted pots!!
Happy to see your hummingbird, even if he is tardy to the party!!

NeverBored said...

I just read in our morning paper that we can expect to see more migratory song birds in our backyards now, as they are gathering to begin their Fall migrations. They specifically mentioned hummingbirds and orioles.

Linda said...

Your plants are beautiful and what a great picture of the little hummingbird. I haven't seen one here for a long time but at my MIL's she has them all the time.

Kyle said...

Your planters seemed very happy despite the heat. Hummingbirds are like little jewels. Continue to enjoy summer

Janet said...

I remember you hummingbird adventure from last year :0) Your plants look lovely! We had hail again so I've officially given up for this year!

Jan said...

Coleus is so beautiful, and there ae so many varieties. Your pots look so pretty!
Saw a hummingbird last week flitting among the hostas in my backyard. It was a first for me. I'm not sure that they are so prevalent in the Midwest.
Happy weekend to you!

Mayleen said...

Wish my flowers looked as good as yours! I saw a hummingbird for only the third time in my entire life a couple of days ago. The temps are getting cooler and I'm so looking forward to fall and, hopefully, rain.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Beautiful pots! I always know it is going to rain when I see alot of hummingbirds at my feeder! Not sure why?

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thanks for leading us up the garden path. All your plantings are so beautiful. I love the way you've used the foliage plants, great textures and colours. That hummingbird is so sweet. Birds are such a joy!