Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

I'm sharing pictures from our back yard this week for Outdoor Wednesday. Whimsy strikes my fancy and I love country cottage gardens. Combine the two and I'm just tickled pink! (Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

A giant dragonfly bought several years ago at the country folk art craft fair flies over the flowers. My hubby found the little child's school chair in the trash and brought it home. He knew I'd be delighted and I was of course! (Yes, Bailey decided to walk through the flowers as I took pictures.)

A new stone bunny has moved into the garden. Isn't he just too cute for words?!? He's heard all about The Stone Rabbit's blog and thought our back yard would be a good home for him. I'm on a mission to collect stone bunnies after reading Dana's blog. You can visit The Stone Rabbit by clicking HERE.

I was thrilled to see the flowers in the bicycle basket blooming. I love whimsical pieces and they never fail to put a smile on my face.

One of my ceramic kitties guards a rose bush.

The Cymbidium Orchids have outdone themselves this year. The top two pictures are dwarf varieties.
Susan, thank you for hosting this delightful event. You can visit A Southern Daydreamer to see the other Outdoor Wednesday posts, by clicking HERE.

Enjoy!
Diane

22 comments:

Sonia said...

Love your whimsy, the bicycle is so fun!Great pictures. Thanks for sharing, Sonia/Miss Bloomers

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! Your garden is gorgeous! We must be weeks behind here! I need to photograph mine as the "before." Did you have a fun visit with your friend? I'm glad you dropped by my post! Did you notice that I am still enjoying the plate and rosemary jar? They stay right there on my buffet! Have a great rest of the week!!...hugs...Debbie

Michelle said...

Love your garden, Diane! I also love a little whimsy. It just brings something a little fun in your life. The bike planter is adorable!

Light and Voices said...

Awwww...that whimsical bike is soooo cute.
Joyce M

Smilingsal said...

Those orchids are super.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Wow Diane, your flowers are gorgeous!!! I love that bike planter! How cool is that?

Justine :o )

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I'm amazed by your orchids! I couldn't get them to grow that well in Florida, I don't know how you do it here. You must be a better plant mommy than I am!!!

xinex said...

Oh Diane, I love your orchids! Are they planted in the ground? Do they come back after winter? I love your whimsical garden...Christine

flmom said...

You have a lovely garden to delight the senses! The ceramic cat is so cute.

Mary said...

What a beautiful cottage garden. Light, color and whimsy make it a very special place.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

These are great. I LOVE the bicycle and the ceramic cat is adorable, just like the bunny. Looks like a very fun garden.

Foley said...

What a gorgeous backyard - love the dragonfly! All your whimsy pieces are just delightful, especially the bicycle..

nikkicrumpet said...

GORGEOUS! Ya gotta love spring. And I totally love that bicycle planter! what a treasure that thing is!

Sandra said...

What a pretty bicycle! I love all your flowers!
Sandra

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane...your yard is just lovely my friend..love the bike with flowers..I think I have one of those in the barn need to go find it now...Glad to see you back how was your visit my friend..did you play tour guide ha ha!! May you have a great day and thanks for coming by...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, your garden is enchanting. Love the giant dragonfly, and that bicycle with a basket full of petunias is wonderful. laurie

santamaker said...

I am sooo impressed, girl, your orchids are magnificent!

Mary Ruth said...

Oh I love the bike with flowers!
And the ceramic kitty! I think your garden is wonderful! Great pictures too!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Hey D, I got the bedding at Belk's and it is on sale right now!!! The brand name is Mary Jane .Thanks for visiting.

Pam said...

Hi Diane,

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love meeting new blog friends. You've got some great pictures on your blog. I love the stone bunny in the garden.

Looking forward to getting to know you!
Pam

ann said...

we have some yard art also.and James is wanting really bad...a tricycle and a small wheel barrow right now.your bike looks awesome...ann

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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