Planting Sunshine

 Seeds from Renee's Garden are my favorites
and this summer I have two big barrels 
in the vegetable garden that I want to use just for flowers

 I like these half wine barrels in a country garden
 because they are big, natural looking and 
the gopher proof
 What a great spot for sunflowers!
I chose three varieties and mixed them up in each barrel

I think these Sunflowers will be wonderful!

as Renee says
"Flower treasures for the eye and heart"
Thank you all for stopping by
and for leaving so many great comments about the new look of the blog.

This was so overdue
I can finally reply to comments on each post
which I was not able to do before.

Have a wonderful week

Hope you have time to plant a little sunshine in your garden!
  1. I just cleaned up the garden mess from the winter yesterday, with the first warm (over 50) day that we've had in 4-months! The wind was blowing everything I was raking all around again, but being out in the sunshine made it all worth it! :)
    I can't wait to see your sunflower collection this summer, Kelley, I know it'll look amazing - your gardens always do!

  2. I am looking forward to seeing these beautiful sunflowers~ We are still having cold weather, here in southern Mn., and snow is in the forecast :(

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  4. In a thrift store in Prescott Arizoza I came across a wonderful garden stake. There was only one and it had seen some years of use. Let me describe it. The stake was about 18 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, wood painted gree. Attached near the to with a wire was a wod cut out of a carrot painted to resemble that vegetable . I was so taken with this that I made half a dozen stakes myself and painted wood cut outs in different shapes to represent the various garden vegetables such as tomatoes, corn, green beans and onions. They look adorable stuck in the ground in front of their respective rows. Before I under took this project I look high and low for a place to buy them, no luck. Just thought you might enjoy this kind of ornament yourself.

    Good luck with your crops.

    1. We all would love to see them...please send off some photos!
      What a great story

      xx kelley

  5. we luv luv sunflowers and can't wait to see them . i spotted some seeds in our garden room the other day, so you've inspired me (again)....i need to plant them! as i always say, your garden is truly an inspiration to what i'm trying to achieve in my garden....

    i've been having the Fab K work on redesigning my blog lately prob is that i love SO many ideas that i'm truly having a hard time funneling down to the one look....wish i could change it up more like a Facebook page, lol....
    have a great day

    1. Jeanette...Texas and Sunflowers are like peas and carrots...a perfect match!

  6. I need to get into my garden and plant some beautiful flowers...its been gorgeous out! Perfect for gardening....

  7. Beautiful, Kelley. Love your new blog look, just need a photo of yourself!!! (Always love those!)

  8. I bet those sunflowers will be spectacular. I too like your new layout, snazzy. Found the our hamburger place by the way mmmm delish

  9. I'm itching to get outside and plant some sunflowers too. Yours will be spectacular as everything you grow down in your area is. Such a gorgeous day today. If only I didn't have that darn cyst removed from my toe yesterday, I'd be outside digging in the dirt. Your garden always inspires me with the stone raised beds and obelisks. Someday I'm going to copy you big time! ~Delores


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