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Monday, June 1, 2009

Pool Side Gardening

It's that time, again. . . . Gardening pool side! Our family spends a great deal of our summer days in the back yard swimming, grilling and entertaining. My husband built our deck and arbor.For me, summertime means pulling weeds, amending soil and planting plenty of flowers. This year, we pulled out our overgrown morning glory. It's returning on our fence at a pace faster than we can remove it. Prolific indeed! Our kind neighbors have a beautiful orange tree that peeks over our fence. Pink and white petunias and roses are the flowers of choice this summer. They provide instant color and thrive in our hot southern California sun.These roses will end up in vases! My flower boxes are growing ivy geraniums. The climbing roses love this bunny!I tease my daughter that by the time she's ready for marriage, the climbing roses will finally cover the arbor where she will say her vows!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy gardening to all!

16 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

That is a stunning poolside garden Cindy. It would be so perfect for a wedding too.
I should have known you'd have a pretty pink and white colour scheme.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your garden/pool area is lovely. It's a great place to go on warm summer nights too.

Hugs,
Joanne

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It's so beautiful! I would spend a lot of time out there too if I had that lovely yard and pool!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Ooooh! this is simply lovely! Thanks for letting us have a glimpse.

Mermaid Queen said...

Wow Cindy, what a beautiful backyard! And today is one of the first sunny days we've had here, so I bet it's perfect for you. Thanks for sharing your photos!
Take care,
Martha

Elyse said...

wow! what a truly beautiful place to be. it must be lovely at night - so tranquil. i am ooo-ing and ah-ing.

have a (insert favorite drink here) out there tonight for me!

xo

Miss Sandy said...

Your backyard oasis belongs in a magazine! I would love to hang out there!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Cindy -
Your backyard is soooooo beautiful! It looks so peaceful and inviting and of course lovin' the pink & white color scheme :)
Toni

Rachel Knoblich said...

I love your backyard...so beautiful. It does belong in a magazine. I'm so jealous! Have a fun summer out there!

Bethrusso said...

Came here from A Joyful Chaos and your backyard is SOOO beautiful!! Mine's a mess right now so I'm doubly inspired to see yours! I can't wait to go back and see some more pics and read some past posts. Somebody needs to call Better Homes & Gardens for you!!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Cindy, I love your garden by the pool. I know you spend wonderful times there as ours is similar and we do as well. Your arbor is simply gorgeous. I could certainly see a wedding there. Just amazing!! Your talents flow over into such a gorgeous outdoor living space. I love the white chairs lining poolside. Great display idea and handy too.
I always enjoy my visits to your gorgeous blog.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Stacey Steimle said...

looks like a resort!! lucky you.

Apartments in Manila said...

very pretty

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Cindy, your backyard garden is so beautiful. I love the pink and white theme. Very shabby chic southern california! xo, suzy

Melbourne jobs said...

i wish to have my own pool inour backyard just like your.. very lovely

temp agencies said...

hi Cindy!! Your backyard is so beautiful. Looking at these photos makes me felt like I’m in a paradise!!! I believe that your husband is such a great designer. The deck and arbor which he built for your backyard is one of those attractions!!!