Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Morning Coffee In My Garden



A quiet morning, before the rain comes, is the perfect time to take a walk in my early summer garden and see what might be blooming. It is a little chilly, so the hot coffee warms me as I walk in the damp grass.

A bunny with purple petunias is a pretty sight at the edge of my perennial garden.

One of my newer plants - First Love - will be full of pretty pink flowers soon.

These purple spiky flowers will bloom the rest of the summer. I lost the tag and can't remember their name, but I love the bright color. (update - suggestion is Purple Sage)

Pink and white coneflowers sit pretty, next to this little stone birdhouse.

My favorite daisies have a few blooms and are ready to provide me will many summertime bouquets.

All the hostas are looking healthy and each have a purple flower on a tall, center spike. The green variegated leaves are so pretty.

I planted Mexican Heather, with its little purple flowers, in a few pots and planters this year and it is growing and blooming well. The deep green of the leaves next to the purple blooms is really striking.

How rewarding to see all the plants, both old and new, ready to be in bloom. The full beauty is yet to come, but with the rain and a few sunny days, my work will be rewarded.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Your garden looks beautiful!!! What a wonderful way to start the day!

  2. Beautiful:) I love an early morning walk in my garden too! Have a blessed day dear Vicki, looks like you are getting a good start! HUGS!

  3. So pretty! I love the purple cone flower and purple sage? My garden is so shaded that hardly anything blooms anymore.

  4. Very pretty! I too enjoy walking around my yard early in morning with coffee. Unfortunately I can only do it on the weekends.

  5. beautiful. I love the little stone bird house! Have a happy 4th!

  6. Such a pretty garden for an early morning walk! I love the Mexican Heather.

  7. What a beautiful garden. The purple petunias are just gorgeous.

  8. I love your coffee cup!! Heavens I never have seen one like it. It's a piece of art in itself, those colors are gorgeous, but is it hot to hold, slipping your fingers around it?

  9. Lovely flowers Vicki . . . the purple flower . . . I think it is Purple Sage . . .

  10. I love your pretty pink/purple blooms. That's a great pottery coffee mug, too. I always enjoy walking around the yard early in the a.m.

  11. I think all of this rain we've been having is going to do wonders for your pretty flowers. I really love the purple sage, I'm looking to add to one of my new beds and this looks perfect.

    Have a wonderful holiday!


  12. What a fun mug! Love your bunny planter and jyour flowers look great. My coneflowers are nowhere near blooming but the daisies here have a few buds.

  13. Every flower looks lovely. The rains here are getting to me.

  14. Looks lovely. I was wondering if you knew the name of the pink flowers "First Love". Is it a salvia? Which is what I think your "purple sage" is actually.

  15. Vicki, as I sit here with my coffee, I feel as if we've just had a lovely morning stroll through your garden. So peaceful and you planter and coneflowers look lovely. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! xxleslie

  16. Gorgeous garden! Thanks for sharing it here!

  17. Your flowers are lovely Vicki...nice garden..Happy 4th..

  18. Lovely little trip through your garden! Thank you for the photos and inspiration.

  19. you have so much beauty going on in your garden! would love to have you share a post over at this weeks Cottage Garden Party (Thursdays) at Fishtail Cottage? xoox, tracie

  20. Your garden is so pretty! You have a wonderful mix of colors and textures! A walk through the garden in the morning is just the most perfect way to start the day!

  21. Very pretty!!!!

    Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)'

  22. Hi there! Beautiful garden! I love your little planters and figurines as well as the flowers. I stumbled upon your blog this morning because I was trying to find the name of a purple spiky flower in my garden. I believe its the same as yours, and I think its called Veronica or Speedwell. Happy gardening!


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