Monday, 8 July 2019

Summer Flowers

 Happy new week dear readers.......we have a very floral post here today beginning with the lovely bouquet my kind husband gave me on my birthday last week....i love the pink gypsophilia among the other flowers....and all the shades of pink :).......
 ..............some quick pictures from the cottage garden which seems to change every day as flowers come and go.......the clematis is happy twining upwards round the plant support which was an xmas present to us from some dear friends.......
 ........and the astrantia and alliums i planted in the autumn have been flowering happily.....
 ...............the rest of the garden has been growing wildly and is full of plants like lavender, cranesbill, valerian, campanula and roses....plenty to cut and enjoy in the house......i put them into a bucket of cold water first...........
 ...................photos in the arbour with my gather the flowers quilt .........(pattern for this in my etsy shop here).......
 ............and below a close up of the astrantia...such a pretty plant i think.....
 .......as usual the kiftsgate rose is growing......and growing.....
 ...............masses of lovely white flowers.....
 ...............and in my sewing room this week i'm adding borders to this quilt......
 .............the blue flower pots quilt........after a lot of indecision over the sashing this is how i decided to do it and now i feel happy about it ......
 .............and here is a peek at my kitchen table on my birthday last week (july 4...a star spangled birthday).....lots of sweet scented roses from the garden and pretty cards from sweet friends too....
.............thank you so much for dropping by lovely blog friends....it's always lovely to have your visit and read your very kind comments.....wishing you a wonderful week ahead with sunny days, pretty flowers and happy times.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

12 comments:

butterfly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Helen,
Love your cottage garden.
I love pink and blue and roses and flowers and your blog is wonderful so is your new quilt. Have fun.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Birthday Helen!
Beautiful flowers!

Jacky H said...

Happy Birthday Helen.
Your garden is stunning such a riot of colour.
Your quilt is the icing on the cake.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So glad you had a lovely birthday my dear!
Your garden is looking wonderful, so many pretty flowers and that gorgeous picket fence. :)
I really, really love your flower pot quilt Helen ... so beautiful.
Happy new week,
V x

Diane H said...

Birthday Blessings to you. Lovely to look at this flowery post.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Helen! Mine was June 29th! Your flowers are all so so lovely and match all of your beautiful quilt colors! Still am loving the white picket fence.. and the gorgeous pinks and blues and purples. Sigh....... Have a happy week! Marilyn

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Happy Birthday! Your garden looks fantastic, such nice flowers! Love the flower pots!

Teresa Kasner said...

Ohh.. Summer is loving your home and garden.. bestowing floral delights inside and out. I love your cottage garden and your pretty bouquets. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden bounty. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Little Quiltsong said...

Loved the walk around your garden and seeing all the lovely blooms. Absolutely stunning with all the different colours and 'designs' :)! Also enjoyed seeing what is on your sewing table - beautiful flower pot blocks, and great sashing choice. Beautiful post, Helen!

Coco Rose Diaries said...

Such a beautiful array of flowers. Happy Belated Birthday! xxxxx

LJ said...

You have the most gorgeous photos on your posts; thank you. I enjoy them so much.

Gracie Saylor said...

Belatedly, Happy Birthday, Helen! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Blue Flower Pots quilt. I so admire your work! xxxxxxxx