Garden Party With Friends


I have to say thank you. Thank you to all of you who believed that my baby plants would be ok.

Thanks for all the pep talks and you can do its that you sent my way when I was whining at last month's garden party.


Thank you for making me specifically realize that although we were watering faithfully, we were under-watering our new plants. With a little research, we have changed our ways and are now pouring the water on. It's just the first summer for most of these plants and they need all the TLC we can provide.


Thank you for your wisdom and kindness.

Thank you for reading Poofing the Pillows. 

Thank you for making me smile and inspiring me with your own projects and comments all the time.


Sometimes I run out of things to say or become uninspired for a few days but time in my garden always makes me feel brighter and more alive again. I think you get that! Fellow gardeners understand these things.


Today if you could walk in the garden with me I'd show you what's working and what's not. Then,  I'd gladly serve you some iced tea and a slice of Fresh Peach Pie that I just made. Girl talk and pie...sounds heavenly to me!


I'm so glad you popped by today for a garden peek. I hope you'll grab a cold drink and visit the links below starting with today's hostesses - At Home With Jemma * Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson * Home and Gardening With Liz * Life and Linda * and Poofing the Pillows. Bloggers, we would love for you to link your garden posts. :)




31 comments

  1. Girl talk and pie sounds heavenly to me too! Thank you for the sweet glimpses of your beautiful posies. Those mini daisies are so precious!

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  2. Yes, I'm with Andrea, pie sounds delicious and girl talk even better. Happy weekend!

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  3. Good morning, Stacey. Yes, I understand. I've been thinking of you and your garden with this stressful heat on your young and tender plants. Here's hoping they're doing well! It's a pleasure to link up with all the gardeners. I look forward to seeing more.

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  4. Pie and girl talk... what could be better? Coffee! along with the pie and the girl talk. I love the limelight hydrangea. I have one and it's blooming too. So pretty!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  5. Stacey, peach pie sounds so good this morning as well as girl talk. Gardening is definitely not for the weak hearted. I am glad you realized that your young plants neeemmore water. Thanks for hosting and happy weekend!

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  6. Stacey, I am new to your blog and I believe you and I are kindred spirits. Thank you for hosting this garden party ~ it is always so inspiring to see others hard work.

    Happy Day to you and I will be following your lovely blog!

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  7. I would love to have some of your peach pie and a long talk with you.
    With the temperatures you have been having I feel your pain. It does take extra watering for plants to get established. Deep watering three times a week is best rather than a little every day. Also, it is better early morning. I scalded my plants a few times to realize watering when they are wilted in the sun is like a steam iron.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  8. I am glad to hear your plants are doing better! Some of the perennial flowers we planted the bunnies liked and nibbled them to the ground. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Iced tea and a slice of peach pie sounds good Stacey! Such a lovely garden, thank you for the invitation to link up! Awesome garden tour!

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  10. It was NINETY DEGREES when I went out to water at 6 a.m. today. Our garden is hurtin' for certain! Aren't you the smart one to plant all of these heat tolerant plants! Your limelight hydrangeas look amazing and I'm going to give those a try next year. I'll try to grab some snaps of the few things that haven't fried, and come back and link up!! xo!

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  11. Happy your plants are doing better. I miss be able to garden. I used to be out there often years ago. My MS doesn't allow that right now. I used garden and be so calm and relaxed after words. Hard work but oh so rewarding

    I focus on my pots more now. I find that more of a battle for me but getting better.

    Have a wonderful weekend

    Cindy

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  12. What a great combo, peach pie and ice tea and girl talk. Your plants are coming along. I know the heat is taking it’s toll on many plants. With time and patience, your posies will fill in and look beautiful. A pleasure to join you as a host for this garden party. Enjoy the weekend.

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  13. How nice to offer some peach pie and garden talk, and a stroll through your garden. Thanks for hosting, Stacey, and happy gardening!

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  14. Pie - who's going to turn that down? Not me! And even though I think your garden is soooo pretty, I'd be passing on the inspirational tour. It's to dang hot!

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    1. Cindy, you are right! We are walking in the mornings still but we are back in the house by 8 am. Here's hoping that rain comes through next week.

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  15. I am heading to the airport now to get some peach pie and ice tea!!! I will be there in about 3 hours ok?! Love all the garden inspiration. Fun to get on my Ipad at the end of the day in bed and swoon through all the great posts. Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  16. Hello Stacey and Ladies, thank you for hosting this month's Garden Party with Friends!!! Happy to come over and tour some gardens and get some new ideas for my little one. :) This month I'm sharing about Creating an Orangery since I really love those glasshouses attached to homes in England and just the idea of gardening 365 makes me happy! Reality is this Texas heat is beating up my plants and hopefully we've seen the last of the really bad days. :)

    Here's to happy garden days,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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  17. Your garden is lovely, Stacey. Yes, that darned water! They suck it up especially when it's hot. Your hydrangeas rock!

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  18. Thank you so much for hosting this party!

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  19. No garden pics from me!!! LOL....I can barely keep a few potted plants alive!

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  20. Your blooms are beautiful, Stacey...and that pie sounds delicious right now!

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  21. I am always refreshed and happy after spending time in the garden, too. Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

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  22. Your blooms are looking lovely!! In this heat, you may have to water twice a day and if it is windy, you may need to water potted plants more frequently as wind dries out the soil quickly!! Thanks so much for hosting!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  23. All you plantings look amazing Stacey! I am having a hard time with mine as well. I planted all new Gardenias and at first they weren't being watered enough then we watered and now they seem to be saying too much water and I may have lost half of them. After vacation I will re-evaluate their condition and decide if I once again have to rip the front beds out. Ugh. My Myrtles are being attacked by aphids once again this year. I am hoping I caught it in time so that they do not take over entirely. I am trying hard at acquiring a green thumb but so far my thumb is yellow as can be!LOL

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  24. I’m up for the pie and a cold drink to share while we wander around your gardens! Too bad we’re like 1500 miles apart! Well I can do it virtually through your garden posts! Have faith- with your determination and abilities you’ll figure out how to work with that Texas heat and what works and what doesn’t. I know it would be a whole new learning curve for me to live there.

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  25. I would love to walk your garden with you and have some peach pie. Yes, the garden has been a little underwhelming here too but planting and watering helps it feel fresh again!

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  26. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. My plants & flowers looked wonderful back in the spring but the hot summer weather here in GA gets to them by this time and many are looking quite sad:( Guess I'll just have to look at your beautiful photos to get my garden fix!

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  27. What a sweet post Stacey, and gorgeous photos!
    Jenna

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  28. Gardening in the middle of Summer in Texas has it challenges, but you sure have conquered them. Beautiful!
    Jemma

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