A Haven for Vee

Sunday, July 17, 2011

This Week's Garden~Mosaic Monday

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Hi! I pondered for two seconds and a half whether to feature my wee patch of a garden this week. My final thoughts were that I have all winter to feature in-house subjects. The little plates were formerly creating a border, then I had marauders of the mammal variety move in so up went the ancient, wee, picket fence. After that, I pulled up the plates and tucked them here and there within the garden where I admire their permanent posies even as I admire the daylilies that are here one day and gone the next.

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This is the latest daylily to bloom along with the Stella d'Oros and the ubiquitous ditch lilies. I believe that it's a Purple Elite, but perhaps someone knows for certain.

As always, I am linking to Mosaic Monday at Mary's Little Red House. I hope that if you've been playing with mosaics yet have never joined in the fun that you might consider it. Mary has all the information that you need to know right in her sidebar. (As for me, I use a free program called Photoscape with a little help from Photoshop, too.)


45 comments:

  1. Vee, Those lilys are beautiful! Great inspiration for a mosaic.

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  2. How fun...I like what you did with your plates. Pretty lilies!
    Have a great week...

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  3. Your lilies look so pretty with the sun shining on them! I love your beautiful banner, too! Happy Monday, my friend! I posted flowers this week, too! ♥

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  4. Hello Vee, I love your mosaic this week and you are so creative. The plates look wonderful among your flowers in the garden!

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  5. What a pretty display - I love the idea of using the plates.

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  6. Hi Again Vee, I'll look forward to the trip to our little post office, With the recent strike in Canada who knows if the snail mail will be even slower than usual...but I'm looking forward to opening your parcel. Thanks so much!

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  7. Vee, Your mosaic is stunning! I used to put plates in the ground in my garden too. Before I knew what a treasure I had, I placed a Limoges china plate in the ground! Happy Monday!
    Beth

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  8. Vee, your lilies and mosaic are beautiful. You garden must be lovely. Great photo, have a wonderful week!

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  9. Omigosh Vee, how pretty your "wee patch" is!!! I have always loved the roadside lilies that we have at this time of year. Sadly, I can only grow cultivated daylilies on the deck because of the damn deer! xoxo

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  10. I love your multicolored lilies . Vee, and the plates look so charming as decorations. Happy MM!

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  11. Beautiful daylilies, Vee! I am so upset tonight...deer must have eaten every single bud on some of my favorite daylilies last night. GRRRRR! Thankfully, I got a couple of photos yesterday.

    I love the plate border!

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  12. A beautiful mosaic, love the dishes amongst the flowers. You have a gorgeous garden.

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  13. Well I just love the plates in with the daylilies. How interesting. V

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  14. I love old dishes in a flower garden. Your lilies are smashing!
    I just wanted to add that I appreciated your fishing hole post.
    Charles Spurgeon was such a wise man and his words are an inspiration still.

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  15. Great mosaic. Your Daylilies are lovely and the plates in the garden are a terrific idea.

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  16. Even though it's Sunday night, and not quite Monday, I'm still loving your beautiful flower and plate mosaics.....I love how the plates are growing. In the grass....and your Day lilies are so gorgeous!
    Hugs

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  17. What a pretty garden...love your china plates!

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  18. Really pretty..and I love love love the plates!!

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  19. That last lily is gorgeous! Wow!

    I also like your plates in the flower bed!

    You make very nice mosaics!

    Deanna

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  20. Beautiful absolutely beautiful, Vee,
    Sue

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  21. mmm scrumptious day lilies and the border plates =)

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  22. What a lovely mosaic. Love those day lilies and what you did with the plates. Have a nice day

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  23. What a great idea for the plates, looks lovely! The daylilies are just gorgeous!

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  24. Vee, I'll have to try the program you used for your lily collage. I really like the edges on some of your flower petals; mine don't have the pretty "ruffle" that yours do. Lovely!

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  25. Oh so enjoyed...so calm and cool, what a delight from this sun scorched dry land right now, to see the beautiful colors...and green grass.

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  26. I think the lilies must love hot, humid weather...because they are stunning this year. Your mosaic is sweet as usual. I love that center photo....fences and flowers are meant to go together.

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  27. My day lilies are not blooming yet. There hasn't been enough sun to coax them out. Your mosaic is just plain pretty.

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  28. A garden party...complete with dishes! Fun mosaic. I'm missing my daylilies this year...but they took over our walkway and were 'replaced' with something more petite. Yours look lovely.

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  29. Your photos and flowers are gorgeous! I love the mosaic. Beautiful post. Have a blessed week! Pamela

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  30. I love what you do with the little plates. Great idea.
    What a beautiful day lily!

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  31. beautiful garden pics! I just love your mosaics. The daylily colors are so pretty and I really like the plate border!

    Hope your week is off to a good start!

    Jen

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  32. So pretty!! I really like the pink and yellow together and the plates are darling too.

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  33. Ohhhhhhhhh, water drops on flowers. Love such photos. :-)

    And such a pretty, sun-dappled center pic. Lovely all!

    Yes, why not take pics outside, while we can????? Winter is long.

    Gentle hugs......

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  34. "marauders of the mammal variety" *giggle* Happy Monday, Vee.

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  35. Just checking, yet again. :-)

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  36. You asked if WordPress is easier for Mac's? I don't know.... Other than I am on a Mac, and I'm very happy with posting here, so far.

    Have much to learn, about many things. But I signed up and it was basically easy. For the "bells and whistles," it'll take me longer.

    :-)

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  37. What follower button?

    Where on my page?

    Please, explain.

    I'm still trying to find out how to tell people how to easily follow my Wordpress blog. (Mmmm, I so dislike the word "follow"!)

    Please and thank you!

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  38. Sorry, I don't see a Follower button on your new blog. I guess that's just a Blogger thing???

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  39. I so like the plate idea!! Cool! (I can't use 'Cool Beans' anymore, my teenager now says that a lot,I think he is mimicking/making fun of me:))

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  40. This has got to be my favorite mosaic Vee! Love the plates!
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  41. One of my blog links is to a daylily site. She blew my mind with daylily varieties and created yet another craving in my gardening soul. Beware of falling in love with still more varieties!

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  42. Beautiful mosaic and those wonderful lilies.

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  43. Pretty and interesting addition the plates.
    I had a whole bed of beautiful Day Lillies once all grown from seed I brought over from the States picked from a friends place who specialised in them. The take 4 years to flower from seed. After about 10 years I dug them up as they had grown so much they needed constant splitting and took up too much room. Enjoyed them while I had them though.

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  44. Oh my, I don't know how I missed this yesterday. I love the mosaic. You do such fantastic blog entries ~ all of the time!

    Wish I could identify the daylily for you. I order labels from Gardeners Supply. It's the only way I remember all of their names. Then I created a data base to keep track of heights, bloom times, foliage type, etc. That's fair, isn't it? I wonder if people can really remember all that information about their plants. If so, I'm not one of them.

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  45. Vee, I love your plate border!!! One of my neighbors did it and I thought it was brilliant. What a great way to display old dishes that have chips, etc.

    I need to practice my mosaics. I did one a while back but it was just a basic 4-photo shot. Hopefully one day I can become proficient enough to join in. xo,

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