Outdoor Wednesday @ Applestone Cottage

Things are burstin forth around here!  Our view from the front porch.
We've had some recent rain and it's so green!

And the ivy( climbing hydrangea) seems to be taking on a life and mind of it's own!  I have trimmed it back a bit but that bugger grows like crazy!

It's starting to flower, and their just gorgeous!

My baby's breath are filling out.

My pansies are looking good !

And the phlox are coming along.

And this rose bush is blooming!  I almost ripped it out last year because nothing was coming.  It must have heard me because it started blooming the following week.

I planted this last year and it's really taken off!  Some kind of catnip plant and Lily loves to chew on it.

I have lot's of petunias planted all over. 

And the hostas are becoming enormous!

Some of the flowers that are starting to bloom!

This should be in full bloom by the end of the week, I'll post another pic later.

I love these, I just planted them last year as well.  They really are a lovely splash of color!

Well that's about it for now.  More things are coming........

I am joining Susan at Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.  Pop on over for some great links.



  1. Cindy, I think your ivy is actually Climbing Hydrangea. I had some at my last house and I didn't realize how much I missed it. Guess, I'll have to get some for here. Your flowers are beautiful.

  2. What a pretty view! Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers.

  3. SOOO beautiful!! I wish I was back there!

  4. Cindy your view is spectacular. Everything is just gorgeous!

  5. That view is gorgeous, truly breathtaking! Your flowers are beautiful, I'd say you have a very green thumb!


  6. I LOVE the view from your front porch!!!!!

    I love how the hills in your area - - - From Blackriver Falls right up through the Eau Claire region - - - look blackish in the distance. Love love love it.

    I'll be in Eau Claire for three nights - - - June 23 - 25.

  7. I love your view. Beautiful flowers.
    Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday (post #3). If you haven't registered for our glass vessel sink giveaway, it's open until 5pm EST Wednesday.


  8. Everything looks happy, I especially like the view from your front porch-enjoy!

  9. Everything is so lush and beautiful, Cindy! I love all of your flowers but that climbing hydrangea is awesome. I know you think it is a monster but I love it! I am trying to coax my wisteria to grow at the lake. So far it is getting wider instead of taller! lol!! I am planting flowers little by little. I am either gone or it is too cold or raining. Is it raining by you today? Yuk!! :-{


  10. Hi Cindy! OH, what gorgeous plants you have - they look so beautiful! Now I love your view from your porch! The mountain is so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Everything looks so bright and beautiful! I love your hosta. We can't grow them where I live and I miss them.

  12. Beautiful yeard and flowers....the cat mint requires very little care and will bloom it's little blue heads off!

  13. Your pics of all of your flowers are just beautiful!! What a lovely yard you have there.

  14. Please send your rain my direction.

    You have a beautiful yard. Love the baby's breath.

  15. I love the climbing hydrangea! You have such gorgeous plants! Everything is just growing so well!


  16. What a pretty place you have...love all the flowers! Do those deer come around to nibble on them? We are just now planting..you are way ahead of us! :D

  17. Cindy your garden is gorgeous! You have so many colorfuk flowers!

  18. Your flowers arwe all blloming so pretty, Cindy. And what a breathtaking view you have! I could just sit there all day and look at that gorgeous view.....Christine

  19. All your flowers look gorgeous Cindy. What is that in the picture with your pansies? Your yard is so pretty and you have such a beautiful view!

    ~ Tracy

  20. Oh Cindy, you have such a huge yard. I love all of your flowers, they are just fabulous. Beautiful yard. Hugs, Marty

  21. I love your outdoor photos! I haven't seen baby's breath in so long and I love it! I also love the ivy hydrangea? That's new to me! Very pretty! And really love the first photo of green, green, grass! I am loving the rain making my grass so green this year too! It's wonderful!

  22. I'm enjoying the pretty gardens this week at OW. I luv your climbing hydrangea!!! How old is it? I just planted one this season and I wonder how long it takes to look full like yours.

  23. Your view nearly made me cry! How I would love to look out at something like that...just lovely, Cindy!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my rather lame post today. :) Can you tell I was tired...or maybe that is just me..the REAL me. lol
    Oh dear!
    Love and hugs,

  24. Gorgeous! Oh, Cindy... it's a symphony of color!

    Our days have been pretty dry. I hope and pray that my flowers are still alive when I go there to water tomorrow.



  25. Isn't it amazing how we were just complaining about all the snow...and now our yards are bursting with color! I was going to take pictures of mine today, but we got rain. Hopefully in the morning I will get my outdoor shots. I really love your baby's breath...I need to plant some of that. I'm always bring cut flowers into the house...I don't know why I didn't think of that myself! Your yard is gorgeous.

  26. I enjoyed the tour of your garden. Lovely, just lovely flowers. Fantastic view from your home.
    Joyce M

  27. Aren't flowers the BEST after long winters? We are still waiting, but soon.

  28. Such beautiful pictures! I really enjoyed your flowers.


  29. Everything does look so lovely after a rain. We are having rain again today. The past few days have been very nice and cool. Alot different than last week when it was hot and humid.


  30. Cindy, I am so jealous of your climbing hydrangea and your clamatis. I love them both and they don't grow well here. All of your flowers are so gorgeous, I don't know where you live, but your weather must have been perfect so far, everything is so lush and beautiful.
    Hugs, Cindy S

  31. Hi Cindy, beautiful photos, you are certainly experiencing a blooming season of color! I haven't visited in a while so enjoyed catching up with you.


  32. Wow, you really have a "green thumb"! So many lovely flowers.

  33. Cindy, your view is stunning, and your flowers are gorgeous. I LOVE Baby's Breath and have never been able to make it thrive. Yours took my breath away. What a beautiful crop of B.B. laurie

  34. The beautiful bursts of color and the greenery are wonderful. We have to water like crazy to get things green around here :-)

  35. Beautiful garden Cindy! I have climbing hydrangeas too. So pretty and they grow like weeds!!

    Susan and Bentley

  36. I envy your gypsophilia, so nice and full! I hope mine grows up to be like yours!
    What a beautiful view!

  37. SO SORRY we didn't get to give each other a hug.

    You can see that I am in love with Wisconsin.

    Sending love from the roads of America.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  38. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhhh...what a view!!! I think the road leading to Applestone Cottage is just "picture perfect"...it's really lovely, Girlfriend...and such a gorgeous view you have from your front porch! You really do live in beautiful country!!!

    Girlfriend, I really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful flowers! I can tell that you've been working really hard in your gardens!!! Ohhh my...and I can't believe that Climbing Hydrangea...simply gorgeous!!! I wonder if that would grow here in Colorado? I'm guessing that it would...since we both live in cold country. I have never seen a Climbing Hydrangea before...well at least...not until I've seen yours! I just love the look of climbing vines on a house...so picturesque!!! I also really like the pretty purple cat nip flowers...I don't think I've ever seen those before either. They remind me a bit of lavender.

    Well my sweet friend, your home and yard is looking soooo very beautiful...thank you for sharing it with us!

    Love ya, Darlin'!

  39. What a wonderful view you have. Everything in your garden looks great too.


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy