Wednesday, April 21, 2010

White Wednesday (in the garden)

Many bloggers do "White Wednesday" posts, where they feature something in a shade of white, and since I am such a devotee of white, this has got me thinking that maybe I should join in. Today happens to be a rare middle of the week day off, and I spent all morning working in the garden. I have been dividing perennials, moving plants, planting shrubs. Boy, I am worn out! It's been since last spring that I spent so many hours straight tending to my favorite pasttime. Considering how much time I was working outside, the inside has been sadly neglected. So today my white wednesday post will be of white elements in my garden at present. Right now it is still mostly green, so this is really a green and white theme.

White geraniums in terra cotta pots are classic garden pairings. The white bowl they are sitting in is a no-longer-functional fountain that provides some vetical structure.

An urn potted with boxwood sits atop a white concrete pedestal in the flower bed in front of the house. The white door to the garage draws the eye forward.

White-edged hostas border the east side garden area.

A rhododendron thrives in deep shade beneath a sprawling ash tree.

A 'summer snowflake' viburnum borders the front porch. The little white blossoms appeared overnight.

Geraniums grace a green floral patterened bistro chair.

White serves to brighten darker areas of the garden and stands out beautifully in the glow of candlelight. Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday!

Until next time...



  1. Dear Anne,
    Your garden is really flourishing. You are somewhat ahead of us. We can't put geraniums out until the end of May because there is still a risk of frost. I love your urn on the white pedestal... and, your hosta looks really healthy and no signs of slug or snail damage. We have loads of hostas and ferns. I love them.
    A lovely White Wednesday. XXXX

  2. Love your White Wednesday Anne...
    Whit is my favorite everyday!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. Hi Anne, all your white looks so pretty!! I love the way your garden looks.It looks like a english country garden...Kathy

  4. I adore white flowers, they are definitely my favorite. I love that they show up so well at night, I hope to someday have a special moonlight garden full of nothing but white. Your gardens are lovely.

  5. That second photo is lovely. Your gardens are wildly beautiful...a place of respite I believe. Doesn't it feel good to spend the day digging, planting, breathing outdoor air, hearing birds and critters while your hands are in the dirt...and favorite part is to water everything down after I've gardened.

  6. Anne, I'm SO envious of your green thumb....what a beautiful yard ~ you must be so proud of what you've accomplished here. Very inspiring for me, since it I LOVE gardens, but it doesn't come naturally. Thanks for the peek over the fence!
    xx P&H

  7. Your garden looks wonderful Anne. I love the way it is groomed without looking over styled. I know that you know what I mean by that.

    White flowers are wonderful - they remind me of early Spring in Sweden. With summer come the ones with stronger colours. Aaah the seasons - I miss them so much!

    xx Charlotta

  8. Awesome post. love all the garden shots - and I especially like the pot atop the pillar.


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