Monday, October 04, 2010

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Since I have showed you all the blooms I have and my garden mums haven't bloomed yet, I'm going to show you some pictures of other gardens in the Secret Garden Tour this year. Some of you have asked and I'm going to keep this party going thru November. If enough of you want to start up again after Christmas, I will.
Today I'm showing some random water features/ bird baths in the gardens. I'm not sure myself what all the blooms are but I'm willing to try if you have any questions.
This green almost blends with the plantings but it adds a little shine and texture to this area, especially when the sun shines.

I like the patina of this pottery looking bath. The tall astilbe behind it and the shorter plantings in front help show off the beautiful base.

This one is very simple yet substantial. A wonderful focal point when many of the blooms are spent or when placed with nonflowering plants..

This feature was near the front entrance and probably 4 feet tall. Very dramatic!

This one has to be my favorite. It looks almost natural but you know it can't be. It really makes you think about how the top piece can balance there.

These all show how much garden art can enhance your garden and make it interesting even when there are few flowers blooming.
Come on and join our party! Everyone is welcome. We don't care if you grow the flowers or just love taking pictures of them. To join, add your name, state and permalink to Mr Linky. Please remember to add a link to this post on your blog so your followers can join the fun too.
Now show us your bloomers!


Racquel said...

What a clever idea Jean to take us through November. I love any type of water features in the garden. The sound of water can block out the other urban sounds around us. :)

teresa said...

Fountains are such a great addition to the garden. That is one of my future endeavors. I just haven't found any that fit my style just yet. Thanks for showing these.

Darla said...

Nice features here. I should add some to my gardens. I'll be joining BT as long as you post it.

Mary-Frances said...

Glad to hear Bloomin' Tuesday will go on until November. Thanks for the garden tour!

Dan@retrooregon,com said...

Thanks for continuing to host the party. Love the stones! I think my water feature fast approaching will be the gutters overflowing! :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Jean. I love birdbaths in a garden for the birds. Although all of the stray cats around here drink from them too, which is kind of scary for the birds I expect. I have three sticking around in different beds.I love the large stone one you have pictured and the leaning rocks is a fascinating one.
The jug is lovely too but would get broken around here I am afraid. Happy Bloomin Tuesday.

Deb said...

Hello Jean
Thank you for your visit ♥
How wonderful that you are still doing Bloomin' Tuesdays ~ yesterday we cut down the Chinese lanterns to dry for Halloween. The only flowers still in bloom are the Cosmos in our garden - I actually was able to cut enough for a bouquet :-)
Have a wonderful day.

PatioPatch said...

Hello Jean, this is my first Blooming Tuesday and were it not for fuschias there would be little else to post about. Love the water features as do the birds of course
Happy Bloomin Tuesday

Mary said...

Thanks for showing all the garden art. I agree, it sure adds interest to a garden. I'll be keeping my eyes open for some to add to ours now. Thanks for the inspiration!