Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quincey's Garden 2012


Every year SIL Quincey workes at his garden.  New things get added and old plants pulled out, but only if it looks like they'll never recover from the winter cold.


This year is no exception.  Lloyd and I were over visiting the family the other day and Q proudly showed us around the garden.


This hanging basket contains begonias I think.  Quincey knows what flowers he likes but he doesn't bother himself with their names.

There are two beautiful baskets of these hanging from the porch roof overhang by the front door.

Almost directly under the hanging plants, and a little bit forward, is a large bunch of these lovely peonies.  They come back every year and require little or no effort on the part of the gardener.

They are in all stages of growth right now, from bud to full bloom.

This is his overgrown front walk.  One needs to push aside the rose bush to get to the front door.  I have told Quincey that I'd come over in the fall and prune back his front yard bushes but he always insists that he loves the roses and wants them to spread out and grow however they want.  There's no convincing him otherwise. 

These pretty little flowers (petunias?) have a spot in his rockery by a little stream Q created.

These colorful little ones share part of the rockery and stream.


The little trickle of a stream falls from the gap in the rocks and tumbles over the rocky bed.

He has a couple of these bubbling rocks sround the yard.  The garden hoses usually aren't evident but Q had been working on the garden before we got there and hadn't finished clearing up.

And another view of the rock garden.
There are other plants and features in the yard but I didn't take pictures of them all.  Maybe next time I'm over.  Quincey is such a busy man that he really needs his yard to let him unwind and stop thinking about his work for a few hours every week.  Everyone benefits from his efforts.

10 comments:

sara said...

We spent Saturday fixing up the side garden too (made the kids weed! Was not popular that day!) You should check out our roses there next time you're over.

Ellie said...

What a beautiful garden with all of those lovely colourful flowers. Q must spend a lot of time tending to it. He has done a grand job.

TARYTERRE said...

Quincey's garden is GORGEOUS. Ours is all overgrown with weeds and trees. Maybe he could come here and help us whip ours into shape.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Gardening is good for the body and the mind. It is all just lovely. I'd never seen begonias in a hanging basket before. That is quite unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a lovely sight.

Mickey said...

Quincey should enter the blooming garden contest. (Not sure what it is called. )His thumb is very green! We went to Holes new nursery today. Would Quincey have fun there. It is gorgeous place full of unique and familiar plants!

Bev said...

So beautiful!!

Magpie said...

The begonias are gorgeous! He has quite a green thumb all the way around. I agree with you though in that I would be itching to trim those roses. :)

Thisisme. said...

What a delightful garden Quincey has created there. Such beautiful plants and flowers. I'm a bit like that, I know exactly what I like, but I don't always know all the names!!

Kath said...

We finally got our internet set up but I cant see any the the pictures. Darn WY tower!
Drats!

To answer your question on my blog. The three boys were standing not on hay but some of the rocks surrounding Chimney Rock. Its a beautiful place to visit. And gaze at when working in the field.

Countdown is on til Baby Blue's arrival!

frayedattheedge said...

What a beautiful garden! Ours is very green (because of all the rain) and a bit battered (bacause of all the rain!)