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April 22, 2010

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Maria

hello kim,

i found the lizard on the frogs head, this reminds me when my son was about 4 years old we used to play i spy while traveling and i bought him an i spy book - this was fun, kim, i looked and looked and couldn't find the lizard and had to came back to visit a couple days later, i guess it's the determination in me - thanks kim, have a blessed weekend

Lou Ann

Definitely love Gerber daisies - so happy and fresh and summery! beautiful pics!

Melissa Jordan

What a beautiful garden, makes me want to jump into the pictures and just sit and enjoy the beauty! My favorite is the gerber daisy. Several years ago while working at the local botanical gardens plant sale, someone asked me to make a container that would bloom all summer for them. I put the gerber daisy in the middle. All was well until some "more educated" gardeners showed up and said the the gerber wouldn't grow more than a month or so. Well you could have blown me away as I have several in my yard that come back every year and bloom all summer long!

Melissa Rice

I love Hydrangea's!! Can not wait to stop transferring around and have time to cultivate a whole garden path of them!! I love Dear Daisy Cottage and where your links take me!!
Blessings Melissa in MN

Donna Walker

The garden photos are beautiful. My favorite flower is the rose, but I love my wildflowers as well.

Fifi

GREAT PHOTOS, AS ALWAYS! I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET BETH WHEN WE SHOT HER ENCHANTING GARDEN FOR A GARDEN MAGAZINE AND SHE WAS, AS YOU SAID, THE PERFECT HOSTESS.
MY FAVORITE FLOWER? A BIG LUSH PALE PINK PEONIE.
XO
FIFI

Lisa

Beautiful photos! Love your site, love the lizard, too. ( ; My favorite flower? I love so many...but if I must choose one, it is the pansy.

Sherryknit

Such a lovely home and gardens.
I love all flowers!!!! Hydrangeas, Daisy's, Purple Cone Flowers, Lilacs, Peony's, roses, ect.
I sing for Violets.
I Adore you and your site.
Have a Great Day!!!
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Give Maggie a hug for me!!!


Jamie

The gardens are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us on your blog. My favorite flower is the rose and they are absolutely beautiful in Texas with all of the rain and wildflowers we have had this spring. Lots of blooms everywhere! I see people stopping at our driveway sniffing the rose bushes! Such a joy! You are such a joy in my daily life. I read your blog every morning early and sometimes I go back during the day just to see it again! I get such wonderful ideas and "feelgood" feelings from it! You're a great photographer and I feel so lucky to have found your blog! I am truly amazed at the hearts that were sent to you and for Jack! Isn't our world just full of wonderful people!

Amy R.

This is absolutely gorgeous! I want to do this in my yard to a tee!

Brenda Kula

LOVE this yard, Kim! Mine is also the daisy. You should see the pink ones I have blooming.
Brenda

Cindy~

Oh my gosh, I AM INLOVE WITH YOUR BLOG! You make me want to paint all of my wood furniture bright vibrant colors!! Thank you Beth for letting us visit your home. It's absolutely beautiful! KIm, I am hooked to your page and will be back again and again.

Oh, my favorite flower is the lilac. It's purple and smells heavenly.

Beth

Dear Kim,

Thank you so much for the beautiful photos and story on our garden. It has been such an honor to have you share it with all of your dear blogging friends. We have been so blessed while reading each comment. Thank you to everyone for your sweet words. To answer some of the questions....yes we do have to clear the garden before any hurricanes, but fortunately that doesn't happen too often and we usually have several days warning so we don't have to rush around securing everything at the last minute. I have to say my dear husband is so sweet about helping me put everything away and he hardly ever complains about having to make all those trips back and forth to the garage with all "my" garden ornaments and yes my pillows do once in awhile end up in the neighbors yard, but our sweet neighbors just bring any strays home. By the way Kim, like so many others, I can't choose just one favorite flower. Aren't we blessed to live in a world filled with so many wonderful blooms? Blessings to you and your readers, Beth

Sharon

I'm with you Kim....Daisies, Daisies, and more Daisies...even had them at my wedding over 42 years ago!!!
Love to look at your blog............"enjoyment"!

Joy

What beautiful pics, love the backyard! Please count me in on the drawing. My fav. flower is the daisy.
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lori lucas

I love your gardens as well as your friend Beth's. We are just now getting warm enough weather that we can 'putter' around outside and leave flowers out throughout the night. I love it! My favorite flower(s) would be yellow roses and daisies. I had them both in my wedding over 30 years ago and I still love them all these years later. Thanks for the great blog. Lori

Lisa Mc.

How about anything that blooms for me? :) Love Beth's garden and her stone fireplace is wonderful! My favorite is the Camellia.
(I did not know what a Camellia was, or have an appreciation for old timey pecan trees or magnolia trees, etc. when I first purchased an older house with established plants and trees. My first winter I felt depressed and disappointed;it was cloudy, colder than Florida,and while feeling soo sorry for myself I looked over my shoulder and out the living room window and noticed these Beautiful pink and fuchsia blooms have just appeared! I thought I was seeing things. But from that moment on, the Camellia bloom is and will always be my favorite, and reminds me there is a great celebration in all Four seasons.)

amy

The pictures are GORGEOUS!!! Too inspiring for words. I'll have to get moving to make my garden look like that;)

Lady Dorothy

Beth's garden is definitely inspiring! Thank you for sharing it. My favorite flower is overwhelmingly the daffodil! Such a flower of hope and cheer!

Karen  :o)

Good Afternoon (this friday) and thank you for such an inspiring look at Beth's garden. It is such a breath of fresh wonderful air. I agree with another "fan" ... it appears that the 2 of you have similar styles ... wonderfully whimsical and inviting styles. My favorite flower is the geranium! I love their fragrance and their sturdiness. I have many colors .. they seem to love So Cal.
Warm hugs,

Melissa

Favorite flower is hard to say. I garden mostly with natives, but can't resist overflowing planters of old-fashioned annuals to great visitors. I think I will say... Monarda didyma (aka. Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, Scarlet Monarda, Oswego Tea) for the hummingbirds and finches alike that it brings to my garden.

A Cupcake For Moose

Gorgeous indeed! I adore daffodils. Not the "fanciest" flower, but we had a huge field of them growing up. Every spring they bring back such fond memories of growing up in Indiana.
Love your blog and genuine kindness!

Hugs, Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose

Lavender Dreamer

What a delightful post full of beauty and fun! My favorite flower for a flower bed is hydrangeas! I love them! Big purple and blue hydrangeas! Thanks! ♥

Gigi

Beth's garden is stunning!

My favorite flowers are tulips. I love them in any color, but am especially partial to red.

Janet Caldwell

Lilacs, which are just in bloom now in my yard, are my favorite. Thank you for the tour of this beautiful garden, it's given me inspiration to get out and work in my own yard :).

Doreen

My favorite flower. I carried a bunch of Irises when I got married and love them so much. I also love Gerbera Daisys and Sunflowers. Thanks for entering me - big fan of Charlotte's!!!!
Doreen

Michelle

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful garden with us,it's something I miss moving around so much with hubby in the military but my favorite flower would have to be the rose...it's seems it doesn't matter how neglected the plant is, it always manages to give you a beautiful bloom not to mention the exquisite scent of a rose.
Cheers Michelle S.

Rhonda

Loved the pictures, Kim! Thanks for sharing them. :) My favorite flower is the IRIS. Especially light blue or peach/rose colored.

lauren

gorgeous pics! my favorite flower.... hmmm... daffodils.

Diana Smith

Beautiful garden!!! My favorite flower is the hydrangea. Love it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Elizabeth

My favorite flower is the rose. I spotted the little lizard's head peeking over the side of the frog's head. Beautiful photos.

Elizabeth

Angela Kloss

As always I've loved reading your blog and seeing the wonderful pictures. I love being able to see other people's homes, their sense of style, and enjoyment of color. I've started my own blog as well to journal my transition of creating a new home for my children and me after my divorce.

My favorite flower are Hyacinths, with Hyndrangea's closely behind them.

Lynnette

Adorable!! I love most all flowers, but I especially love wildflowers!!

ana

hi kim, i couldn't find the lizard! lol

my favourite flower has always been the daisy. i wrote a poem about the daisy in school, in fact. just a very simple and beautiful flower.

love your blog, your photos, the music...

Cindy lane

What sweet fun to see those pictures! It just made me smile with each one. I have been excited that my plantings of pink (yes the best color there is!)petunias have grown into a huge, fluffy pink heart! So beautiful to look at...but, my favorite flower has to be gerbera daisies. Just love 'em.

Cindy Lane

Anna

I love the Garden! It's one of those, where I could just sit on my chair,drink coffee and wish this moment would never pass! xoxo

Paula Keeler

Aloha Kim, My favorite flower would have to be "all of them" :-) But if I had to pick just one that would be the orchid. It hails from one of the largest plant families. Thank you for the beautful post! Your giveaway is darling.

Cindy

Thanks Kim, for all the encouragement and inspiration - unaware, you have transformed yet another blogger.

Beth's garden is without a doubt lovely! A place you could sit awhile and just ponder, I like that. In Prince Edward Island our season is well behind yours and so I come and lurk about blog-world for gardening tips.

Truly the "Magnolia" is by far my favourite, it never graces-us for long, is forgiving and pure in colour, then reminds us with foliage and fills.

Stephanie Lenox

I just love your blog so much!! Beth's home and garden is beautiful. My favorite flower is the sunflower.

Dianne van der Wende

I thought and thought and I think hydragenias are my favorite flower. No... wait, it's lilacs. But then what about roses? Oh, I can't choose. But it's easy to choose my favorite blog. Yours! And I only discovered you yesterday! Just love your pixs, all my favorite things in one place. Thank you.

LYNN STROMDAHL

kim--love your blog! this one is especially inspiring & cheery! my question to you: WHERE CAN I BUY THE TEA TOWEL...OR TEA TOWELS LIKE THIS ONE! JUST LOVE IT! (i don't sew...that's my problem!)...can I get in touch via email with the shop that sells the towel?? What a PERFECT ANY KIND OF DAY/CELEBRATION THAT TOWEL WILL BE!!
Lynnn

Mitzy

I love Hydrangea. But really I just love all flowers:)

debbie tuskowski

my favorite is the 'little shamrocky' leaves by the deep rose colored iris, that is located next to the little purple flowers that are near the rocks by the water. :)
God Bless, i love your site.
Debbie

debbie tuskowski

hi, i do also love the old time florabunda roses, you know the kind that you see on the lawns of older homes. the roses smell so heavenly, and moss, i love moss, it seems ancient. Blessings :)

debbie t

:)

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