Friday, May 27, 2016

A Fun Project and Beauty in the Yard


I am so tired of packing and unpacking!!  So, I took a couple of hours off and worked on a new project.

I call it my Blue Topiary.

I used four vintage plates in different patterns.  


Here you can see the various plates - all different patterns.

I used a silicone glue to attach everything together.  I topped it off with a vintage bird figurine.

The in between pieces are (bottom) a vintage blue print sugar bowl, (middle) a cobalt blue glass piece and (top) a Blue Willow piece.  Don't really know what the BW piece is.  It's really too small for an egg cup.?????

But, I really love the end result.


Come take a walk with me thru my yard....


I probably have 100+ lilies in the back yard.  I have been anxiously awaiting them to bloom and surprise - they are all different colors.  I wasn't expecting that.


Look at this beauty!!  I put my hand beside it so that you could see how large one blossom is.


And then, there's beautiful white ones.


My Million Bells are growing like crazy.


Does anyone know what this is?  I have several mounds of this in the back yard and it has no blooms.  It is really pretty but I have no idea what it is.

Any ideas??


Then to the front yard and my collection of hydrangeas.  So much variety.








And finally, my Queen Kimberly fern is doing quite well on the front porch.

Thanks for going for a walk in my yard with me.

Have a great weekend.

Enjoy!

Judy





















60 comments:

  1. You have so many pretty flowers in your yard! You'll have so many lovely bouquet in your house.
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. Thanks Deb - I am so grateful to the previous owners. I am being blessed very day with something new.

      Judy

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  2. Very pretty...I love the plates and how you used them...have a safe and happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks. It was a fun project.
      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  3. Lovely mix of blues for your Blue Topiary. Wonderful finding out what surprises are waiting for you in the flower garden. Hugs.
    Joy

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    1. Thanks Joy! It truly is a surprise every morning.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Judy

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  4. You have 100 lilies and a collection of hydrangeas, you are my soul garden sister, plus that blue china topiary. You go girl.

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    1. I am amazed every day. I owe it all to the previous owners. I found some stepping stones in the flowerbeds that said they participated in the Tulsa Garden Home Tours for four different years. It's really been fun watching everything bloom.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  5. You hit the jackpot on that new home! All those beautiful flowers and the chance to makeover the inside!!

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    1. I was truly blessed and lucky to get this home. It has been so much fun redoing it and enjoying all the work of the previous owners in the yard.

      Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  6. Your yard is so pretty ...and I love the topiary! I have some odds and ends dishes that I need to do something with...maybe I will copy your cute idea! have a great Memorial weekend...hugs...

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    1. Thanks Penny. I owe the previous owners a great deal. They did an awesome. I just hope I can keep it all up and pretty.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Judy

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  7. I enjoyed my walk through your garden so very very much,, you will never know lol,,
    your creation is amazing,, I know someone who does this with clear glass vases and plates for gardens,, they are amazing,, yours is absolutely beautiful,, I love the blue,,

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I worry that people will tire of my yard but I am just so enthralled with all of the new things blooming each and every day. I am going to try making some of those pieces for the yard out of vintage glass, etc. I really enjoyed making this one.

      Judy

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  8. Your hydrangeas are so pretty.!! Mine have not bloom here yet.
    ~Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. I couldn't believe there are so many and they are all so different. I had one at the old house and really hated to leave it but I have thoroughly enjoyed all of these various ones.

      Judy

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  9. I love the plates...you are a genius. Very original and pretty!

    Your yard looks gorgeous. How cool it must be to discover new blooms each day.

    I'm not an expert with flowers but the leaves on that plant remind me of asters.

    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane. I had seen something similar so the idea is not totally original. LOL The yard has been very enjoyable.

      Thanks for dropping by.
      Judy

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  10. Your tea server turned out really nice! I loved seeing your lilies and hydrangeas in your yard.. you are so lucky to have those! Now I want one of those variegated hydrangeas!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I've known for a month or so that they were hydrangeas but had no idea they were all so different.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  11. Oh wow, Judy. Did you know how beautiful the yard is in the spring before you bought the house? Lovely flowers. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Oh no. I bought the home in November and didn't move in until March due to having a lot of remodeling to do. An older couple lived here and everything and I mean everything, was pink and/or aqua. So, I was not in a hurry to move and was able to do a lot of the work before moving. So, it has been amazing to see all of the gorgeous things coming alive in the gardens.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  12. That is a really Fun blue topiary, Judy! So creative! You are beautiful flowers in your garden and such a variety of colors! Have a blessed weekend! Cindy xo

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    1. Thanks. You too, have a wonderful weekend.

      Judy

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  13. Judy, your china "topiary" is neat! How clever of you!

    Your garden flowers are absolutely amazing. Look at all that lovely color. Isn't it nice that garden season is yet again among us? There's nothing quite like it!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Michele - I had seen something similar to the topiary so it wasn't original. The flowers have just been awesome

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  14. All the blooms are lovely!

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  15. By the way, that's not a BW espresso cup, is it?

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    1. I don't have a clue as to what it is. It was just the right size so I used it. LOL

      Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  16. Love your new creation!

    Your flowers are all beautiful and I thank you for the walk around your gardens.

    Have a nice long weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks. I spent today putting down new mulch. It makes the flowerbeds look so neat.

      Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  17. Love your topiary...the little birds at the top are the perfect finish! Your garden is beautiful.....so many lovely flowers. Happy weekend Judy.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks Helen. Love those little blue birds. The flowers have been so amazing.

      Judy

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  18. What delightful surprises you are getting this spring, as new flowers unfold in your garden! The unidentified plants might be a variety of firecracker plant. I have some in my yard -- they bloom in late summer, covered in tiny red flowers, and the hummingbirds adore them. You'll just have to wait and see!

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    1. I'll see what happens to the plant as summer progresses. It's really pretty mounds in the flower beds. I just didn't have any idea of what it was. Thanks.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  19. I am so glad you took some time to create and take a beautiful walk.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Yes Meredith - every morning it's a new surprise.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  20. How exciting to watch the garden bloom and be so full of surprises. My last house the garden was gorgeous and I had the same fun time watching everything bloom and trying to figure out what it was. Enjoy!

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    1. It really is fun each morning to go out and see what is new.

      Have a good weekend,

      Judy

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  21. Judy, I love the blue topiary. Such pretties that you used to make this. Your garden is amazing. Love all the hydrangeas. Wish I could grow some in my yard.

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    1. Thanks. Hydrangeas grow very well around here. I had a huge one in my front yard at the old house. I am just amazed at the different varieties here.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  22. Beautiful flowers, especially the hydrangeas. ♥♥♥ the blue/white dish topiary. I am about to go out to transplant three new hardy pink elephant hibiscus, if the the weather holds.
    Have a nice weekend, Judy.

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    1. Thanks. I haven't seen the pink elephant hibiscus. Sound beautiful.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  23. Judy! Your yard is gorgeous! I love your Willow piece sooooooo much! I wish you were my neighbor!

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    1. Thanks Patti!! And I wish you were my neighbor!!

      Judy

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  24. It seems like you scored twice...one with the house and now having a gorgeous yard that someone else gifted you. I love what you did with the blue dishes. simply lovely.

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    1. I truly am doubly blessed. It's just amazing every day there is something new. Hope I can keep it looking that way in the future.

      Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  25. Love the topiary your made, especially the birds on top! Your yard is really in full bloom now; can't believe all the lilies you have. Sorry, I don't know what that cluster of plants is that you showed us. Do you have a smart phone? There are plant identification apps if you upload a picture.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. The yard is just amazing. When I bought the house, it was mid November and I had no idea what to expect. I have been pleasantly surprised each and every day.

      Will try to find that plant.

      Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  26. Hi Judy,
    So glad you have so many pretty garden flowers in the new yard. Wow the Lilies are so big and pretty. Hydrangea's are my favorites and yours are gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. How's it coming at your new home? Anxious to see what you are doing.

      Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  27. Love the project you completed! Beautiful flowers all around you, lucky lady:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thanks Theresa. I'm very lucky to have so many pretty things already here.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Judy

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  28. Oh, so gorgeous -- all of your flowers! I'm in hydrangea heaven! And the blue topiary -- swooning!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I am certainly enjoying the fruits of someone else's labor.

      Judy

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  29. I love you cute blue craft...how wonderful to move and find all this beauty in your yard...

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    1. Thanks BJ! Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.

      Judy

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  30. Your garden is blooming with so many different pretty flowers, Judy. Love the yellow lilies. In the front of my house there are yellow lilies, but they look like the white ones in your garden. The million bells are tiny and lovely. And I like the Blue Topiary project you worked on. It's interesting, and the birds sitting on top adds a special touch. I love blue in the home. :)

    Happy Memorial Day weekend, Judy.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. The flowers are so pretty and I am enjoying them so much. Have a great Memorial Day.

      Judy

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  31. Oh, you are having so much fun discovering all of the beauty in your garden. Thank goodness the previous owners loved flowers. :) Hard to tell what the mystery plant is without blooms. Love your cute garden creation. Hubby and I epoxied a few things together today for my garden.
    hugs,
    Jann

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