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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Patriotic urn planter and a mountain morning

We're finally getting warm weather here so I was able to get some flowers planted. This beat up urn planter now holds a ground cover rose, white alyssum, blue lobelia, one of my blue glass decor balls and my painted flag sign. This urn will look GORGEOUS once everything fluffs up and fills in. I'll post pics when it does. Here's a bunch of photos from this morning, including the hummingbirds at their breakfast. Enjoy!












39 comments:

  1. I love your garden balls in the planter. I have a patriotic planter (with a flag), or 2 actually, but the flowers are purple white and orange.
    Kathy

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  2. Love the panter, very patriotic.

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  3. I love it!!! I love how you can use the garden balls to add holiday color to your garden/yard - thanks for the inspiration! ♥Laurie

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  4. Love your ideas! I love the orbs you created!

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  5. Hi Ann,
    I had to come over and take a look at your hummers. The ones in my yard are very territorial. They almost never drink at the same time. I love your blue garden orbs! They look gorgeous!

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh that looks beautiful. You will be all set for the 4th of July. I would love for you to link to my party on Wednesday -- the Boardwalk Bragfest, if you have time.

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  7. How festive for the 4th or anytime. Love it Ü

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  8. Ann, I LOVE your planter arrangement! It's sooo pretty! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! New follower!

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  9. Thanks for coming over to visit my Show and Tell - it's always fun to meet new bloggers!

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  10. Nice to meet you. Your garden is gorgeous and all the lovely little accessories to draw you in. How fun. I love gardens and gardening. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. lovely, again. another lovely ball. you're good at these. how did you make this glass globe?

    please add the tute for the glass balls to our weekly wednesday linky party here:

    http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-3/

    see you soon!

    btw if you open your name/url option in your comment setting, i can much more easily comment on your blog ... and am sure, that i'm not alone in this... something to consider....

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  13. Visiting from Making the world cuter ...

    you have beautiful flowers and I love the glass pebble ball, very creative!

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  14. Love the play of the glass balls and the different textures. I'm no gardener at all, but I really want to plant some alyssum. It's just so sweet and lacey.

    Would love for you to stop by and link it up Thursday to Fab Finds for the 4th!

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  15. That is so pretty! I love the look of it!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful flowers in urn and I am liking the cobalt blue orb. I actually made one with what I thought would look like sea glass (marbles). I had no idea what to do with the orb...now I do...put it with my plants. Thanks for the idea!

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  18. Beautiful flowers! Happy 4th of July!!

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  19. How lovely. Everything looks so inviting, your flag, the tin of flowers. The pebbled gazing ball is fun.

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  20. Beautiful planter......love the flag. I have become a follower of your blog. I hope you can visit my blog as well! Happy 4th to you!

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  21. So pretty! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!

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  22. I love the glass balls--how did you make them? Very pretty!

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  23. This post was a delight to read! Thanks for sharing a special moment in your lovely yard with Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  24. I love your gazing globes. So creative. You have inspired me with you beautiful garden.

    ~jan @ thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

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  25. So pretty! I love the colors and the blues are beautiful!

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  26. I love those blue balls...how did you make them?? I am really going to have to try that...they are just beautiful (as well are the flowers:) Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  27. I love your garden! Great garden balls!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/
    *Come on over - I'm hosting my first giveaway!*

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  28. Hi! I love your skeleton key pillow and all your garden decor.

    Thanks for visiting me!

    Alison

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  29. Congratulations Ann!! You won the Purse giveaway on Tatertots & Jello. Send me an email and I will get you in touch with Sibel from Little Black Dress who will send the purse to you!

    XOXO
    Jen
    jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com

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  30. When you said "it is finally getting warm around here" I just knew you must be in Oregon too. Hasn't it been wonderful?

    I admire your containers... everything looks so green and healthy! Lovely.

    visiting from Jami's garden party

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  31. That is an ADORABLE planter -- I absolutely love it! :)

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  32. Love the green!! So pretty!

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  33. Mmmm! Flowers, birds, and the outdoors. Some of very favorite things. I love the flowers in the enamel pan. I have some in enamel pots.

    Thanks for linking up with my Time Travel Thursday party. Be sure to visit each week for one...or all three.

    Have a happy and safe 4th!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  34. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  35. Very cute! I love the blue glass ball in the planter! What a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  36. So pretty. I wish I could plant something and not kill it! I need a DIY green thumb book.

    Thanks for socializing with me Monday til Sunday!

    Hope to see you this week! :)

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  38. LOVE the blue ball!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    Cheers!

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  39. Such a light approach to the Fourth, if you get my meaning!! Not overbearing - happy summery colors.

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