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Saturday, October 2, 2010

From Weeds to Beauty

Wet, wet day today and was standing beside my car about to head off when the beauty at the bottom of my garden really hit me.

This area was just scraggly weeds when I brought my house but now it has come to life.

It was so drippy you can see the raindrops on the lens, but the garden had such a special feeling was pleased I had my camera and could share.



All the plants are from friend's cuttings. Even the rock edging was lost under weeds a year ago.



What were just scraggy shrubs behind the shed have now come to life and are full of blossom.



16 comments:

Bangchik said...

Weeds help to fill up empty space... some are just beautiful. Your garden looks colourful ~bangchik

James said...

It really is a beautiful garden and it makes me wish that I had a green thumb.
The wet flowers really reflect the sun.

musingbymoonlight.com said...

Lovely.

Thank you for posting.

Ann said...

The pink plants make the garden lovely. D they need a lot of water in summer?

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Your garden looks so lovely, especially after the rain. The colors come to life.

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Jackie said...

Looks wonderful, you must have put in a lot of hard work but must be very satisfying :)

LV said...

You did a super job on your garden. I love all flowers and I really enjoyed yours. The rain drops are tears of joy from the heavens.

perennialgardener said...

You did a great job! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful garden. You did a wonderful job.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

How pretty! The color is more intense with the rain!

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at firstadream.blogspot.com.

Jean said...

What a beautiful garden area. I love plants with color and interesting shapes. Nothing better than free plants and raindrops on the garden. Jean

Linda said...

Very pretty and to get cuttings from a friend is special!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your garden is gorgeous and so lush looking!!!

Millie said...

Very pretty garden...love that last photo!

Lavender Cottage said...

Not having seen your garden before, it looks pretty nice now.