Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Trip to the Countryside

Marnie's garden near Bracebridge, ON

Summer is at its best and this the perfect time for a little trip to the country.

Hollyhocks in a garden near Uxbridge


Beth Powell's country garden


Culver's Root in Marnie's garden

Marnie's house

Delphinium with raindrops

Marnie's garage

 Rudbeckia in Marnie's garden

Private garden near Mahone Bay, N.S.

Tiger Lilies

Private garden in Uxbridge

Rudbeckia and red Monarda in Marnie's garden

Verbascum in Marnie's garden 

Heather's back porch

Japanese Anemones in Heather's garden

Marnie's vegetable garden and shed

Marnie's shed

I hope you are enjoying your summer!


  1. Wow, great photos. I really liked the back porch shot with the natural looking field and hollyhocks popping up, I'd be a big fan of having that view out my back porch.

  2. And I also added this to reddit so others could enjoy your photos too!

  3. The photos and flowers are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I'm loving this summer -- everything's growing and blooming in abundance in my garden! Cheers!

  4. Thank you so much for the outing. I think I could live in your photos for awhile. What beautiful things you saw on your outing to the country Jennifer! Love this!!!

  5. What an absolutely beautiful garden. Your photos are really, really wonderful. And anything other than hollyhocks in front of that wooden fence, would have just been wrong. ;)

  6. So gorgeous, I want to hang out there!!!

  7. Stunning photos of very lovely gardens!

  8. Beautiful lush green colourful gardens! I love the wind box on the shed! Beautiful photography as usual!

  9. I love what you are sharing with us. A feast to my eyes.
    Have a wonderful day Jennifer.

  10. I love your photos, Jennifer. Verbascum, cornflower, Anemones,Hollyhocks, daylilies, tiger lily --all are perfect. Have a nice weekend!

  11. Stunning pictures Jennifer, I especially love Marnie´s house, garage and shed, all surrounded by the wonderful flowergarden.

  12. So manny marvelous captures from the countryside. Enjoy your summer!

  13. Looks like you got some excellent shots the next day. So much fun seeing all the country gardens in one post!

  14. Lovely photos Jennifer and some very nice gardens. Great shot of the tiger lily and the hollyhocks and I loved the tree stump with the flowers in your first photo. Have a great week-end!

  15. What a lovely trip to the countryside. All your photo's are lovely but I do like the colour of those hollyhocks.

    Do have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

  16. I've been obsessively fantasizing about country life. These photos spoke to my soul.

  17. So many wonderful pictures. Great colours and such a relaxed atmosphere.

  18. Almost each of these pictures is a wonderful image of summer in its best! Love them!

  19. I saw your blog on a friend's blog, and your flowers caught my eye, as they are so beautiful. I am a flower lover too, and roses are my favorite. The hollyhocks have a soft, pretty color. I'm not familiar with many of these flowers, so it was interesting to browse through them all. You have such a lovely blog, and I really enjoy taking pictures of nature as well. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back and seeing your wonderful pictures. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  20. I loved these unmanicured gardens that look as though they have just evolved naturally. Marnie's garden in particular looks like an extension of the countryside - my type of garden.

  21. Hello Jennifer girl !
    Right now it is hot and sticky outside (Garden PA and a friend are down in your area for the golf tournament watching the BIG money players, haha) ... I need to do so much in my garden I am overwhelmed .. today won't be the day but the chores are piling up !
    Stopping to look at these gorgeous pictures was a wonderful break from obsessing about it all.
    I love the relaxed look of country gardens .. those holly hocks are so pretty as are the rest of the flowers.
    One picture that struck me was Marnie's shed .. totally rustic and beautiful but ? look how carefully that window box are planted! I love it !
    Take care
    PS ... also loved connecting with Mahone Bay .. miss the sea and the fresh salt air !

  22. I love how carefree these gardens are. These are my kind of gardens!

  23. Wow ! These garden are gorgeous !!! Nice to see beautiful flowers !!
    Great shots !! Happy new week !

  24. These gardens really speak to me. I love the weathered buildings and showy flowers in your photos. It has real character and purpose. Thanks for the tour through your countryside.

  25. So many gorgeous cottage garden plants. I particularly enjoyed those delightful hollyhocks! The rustic shed is so

  26. I'm all about cottage gardens. Can you ID the little daisies in the last two photos? Thanks.

    1. My reply is likely to disappoint you Karen. They're a weed! More particularly they are my favourite weed! The flowers of Daisy Fleabane, Erigeron annus are a soft pink when they open and then they fade to white. The plant is quite tall. Usually I leave it when it pops up in my own garden because I like it so much. Feverfew or a shasta daisy would be a perennial alternative (although I warn you that Feverfew is a prolific self-seeder).

  27. you have me swooning over every single one of these


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