it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Friday, September 26, 2008

let's hear it for the red, white and purple?

my spent oakleaf hydrangeas giving off a reddish hue!




my le jar den angel, watching over my white potted plant.



my new pansy, delta tapestry, recently planted in a window box.



my new acquisition from woodbury, ole' feed depot and antique store.
i found this little town on the way home from camping and added these to my potting shed. i love red in any decor.


swiss chard developing well with many hues of red.




the most recent wildflower to show up in a spiky lavender colour.



this cute little fellow along side my barn with buds and blooms of purple.



the last of my raspberries.



two red zinnias.



there were only a few white cosmos but so striking.



purply red verbena.



this is a bush with thorns planted just outside my front porch.



i believe this to be nandina with berries.



i am still learning all that is here in tennessee.
this is a small tree with already turned leaves.



a beautiful reddish coloured cosmos, my favourite.



deep coloured purple stock.



light lavender cosmos.



a bunch of pansies waiting to be planted in their new home.




this has just popped up all over the wildflower garden. i am not sure if it is a weed or flower? but i like the colour.



newly planted pansies blooming.







my newly planted mums are beginning to bloom.



pansy bud in with the swiss chard.



thanks everyone for coming by and seeing my favourite colours in my garden.
have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

my hamlet, my town

HISTORIC LEIPER'S FORK

i am so blessed to live in this town.
it is cute from head to toe.
it is very community minded.
there is always something interesting going on.



this is my favourite place to shop. serenite' maison, all things french and antique.



beautiful , new guinea impatiens in town, thanks meems.






a place to eat outside.






wonderful modern things, vintage pieces, and english antiques at old hillsboro antiques.






one of the three places to eat, backyard cafe'.
homemade soups, fresh made sandwiches and salads, divine freshly baked cakes.
i love to eat here at least once a week, yummy coconut cake.








we live in a community of the arts.
musicians, artists of every kind.
their work is on display here.










we have unique weekend entertainment on friday and saturday nights.
the lawn chair theater, an outdoor place to pull up your lawn chair and enjoy an oldie with family and friends during summer and fall.






we have a lot of antique shops and this one is actually my neighbor. she lives in a historic house and her shop is in one of the out buildings. it was built in the
1800's. she has wonderful old furniture and frames.








honey, honey, food for the bees

this handsome creature came to visit me today!


i just love the lacey wings.


i also love the way he is working so hard in my garden.


Sunday, September 21, 2008