Monday, July 07, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Welcome, Bloomin' Tuesdayers!

This week I'm going to share with you my flagstone patio in my backyard and the blooms that surround it. I love this area because it feels like it's tucked away in the backyard and seems a little more secluded and private. In this first photo you can see the peach tree to the side of the patio. This year we don't have any fruit (we had a late freeze), but most years that tree is resplendent with large, juicy, sweet-smelling peaches that add a sweet fragrance to the patio area. The area is bordered by the house on one side and a fence on the other, but I think the private feeling you get from the area is mainly due to the plantings surrounding the patio. Surrounding the patio are day lilies. They start blooming here the end of June and are especially pretty this time of year. I believe the variety I have is called "Renaissance." It has a spider-like blossom of dark crimson, and a splash of yellow at the center that reaches into the petals.
At the back of the patio "Jackmanni" clematis line the fence. I cut these back to about 12 inches every Fall or Spring, so they take awhile to come back every year, but I can count on them being in full swing by the 4th of July. I love clematis. They are such a hardy, reliable bloomer, and they give such fabulous color to any garden!
Also, on the patio I place a few potted plants just to add a little more color and variety.
One of the things I love about this patio is that when I'm out there I can appreciate both the flora and the fauna. We have a bird feeder hanging from the peach tree that attracts some beautiful birds like this one!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our patio area! Travel over to Ms. Green Thumb Jean's to sign up to participate in Bloomin' Tuesday and to see other Bloomin' Tuesday posts!

10 comments:

Aiyana said...

great patio! Looks like you got some rain. Lucky you! We haven't had rain at my house since February. You have a nice variety of daylillies, and I love the clematis.
Aiyana

Deborah said...

What a great spot! I love the Clematis.

Perennial Gardener said...

I love your flagstone patio. That is so nice and secluded surrounded by all the pretty blooms. The Renaissance Daylillies are striking! I love clematis too, it is so reliable and stunning when in full bloom. I have several in my yard. I have Niobe, Nelly Moser and a couple of new ones that I don't know the names right off.

Jean said...

What a beautiful spot! I love the large, colorful flagstones. The color of you daylilies is amazing and the clematis looks great climbing on the fence. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

MiaKatia said...

Those day lilies look especially stunning this year, but what it really makes me think of is smores over that lil fire pit ;) Yummm!!!

Suzy said...

You have a lovely flower garden...looks so peaceful.
The clematis really takes off doesn't it!...beautiful...Have a great week.

Pudgeduck said...

Beautiful- I want to live with you!!!! Flowers are gorgeous!

Laurie & Chris said...

Great pictures for bloomin' tuesday.I love the clematis!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Just lovely! I would love to sit s spell and soak it all in!

Omgirl said...

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous! Next time you're in Utah, will you PLEASE come and design my back yard landscaping?!