Thursday, April 12, 2012

~Caught by SURPRISE~ HGTV Rate MY Space~ Kathee's Cottage Gardens~

This morning I was caught by surprise!  I found an email from a lady who wrote a comment on my HGTV Rate MY Space.  She was very sweet and asked a question about the rocks in my garden.  The funny thing is I had forgot all about my rate my space page!  I had put it up over 4 years ago!  It was a nice surprise and made me go back through and look at my is amazing how fast a garden grows. Back four years ago, I didn't have a blog, I didn't do facebook, I wasn't an antique dealer, so I shared my pictures on HGTV Rate MY Space.  It was so fun to read all the comments and see all the gardens.  So it was a nice surprise that someone found my page again!  If you would like to see it click here.  I would love it if you would leave a comment and rate me...
You can also click on the other albums to see my kitchen and my more garden photos. 
 Today I was planning to do a new post on the garden.  Seeing it is Spring and everything is blooming like CRAZY around here! :)  We had a down pour the other night...and it left my flowers and garden so happy:)!!!  Here are some pictures of the garden yesterday...
 my koi pond Iris (hard to see, but had to show you how hardy this plant is!)
A better shot of the koi pond with multiple Iris' blooming...You can click to enlarge the pictures :)
You can see I love to use Iris and Rose combinations...
This year...I think I will have to start dividing the Iris (Yay free plants)
Last week these Roses were not even blooming.  These are my favorite Roses called Royal Bonica.  Do you remember my post of those gorgeous cast iron urns? (flea market keeper) :)  I have a pair of them and they are across from each other on the driveway.
up close shot of my flea market find...heavy cast iron urn
Another flea market find is my tall bird bath with the little girl..just put her in the garden last week
Isn't she sweet?  The birds sure do love her...I love the Rose and Lavender that surrounds her!

So that is my post for today, I will be linking up to Kathleen's White Wednesday to sure to take a look at her beautiful

Linking up to The Shabby Creek Cottage for the first time today for transformation Thursday here 
Hop on over and check out this amazing blog!

Also joining Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration...OMG this is such a great blog!! click here to visit

Linking to Cindy's My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday here

 I'm always on the hunt for beautiful garden can find my booth at American Home & Garden in Ventura CA.  
The store is full to the brim right now with amazing garden pieces...come in for a visit...:)

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If you would like to see my albums on HGTV Rate MY Space click here 
I would love it if you would rate me :)

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Have a beautiful day..


  1. I'm so jealous of how beautiful your garden looks. Things around here are just starting to sprout and get new growth on's still gonna be a while before my iris and lavander look anything like yours. I did notice my lilac bushes are getting little buds that will turn into beautiful blooms...yeah!!!

    I'm going to go check out your Rate your Space page right now.



  2. Your gardens are beautiful. I love cast iron urns and your birdbath is fabulous. I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by.
    Mary Alice

  3. Oh how I LOVE the lavender and roses together, Kathee! Your garden is absolutely beautiful!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. Kathee your garden looks so pretty with all the beautiful flowers and your fun vintage finds.
    Very pretty!
    Have a great day,

  5. I always love stopping by your blog:) Your garden is beautiful. My garden is just coming up and I love to walk through it to see what has gotten taller each day.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  6. Hi Kathee,
    I so need to stop by and see your beautiful garden in full bloom. I'm so jealous.

  7. Hello Kathee! I just found your blog and love it! Your garden is beyond gorgeous! I can't wait to go through all of your posts to see more! I am gladly a new follower!!! :)

  8. Hey Kathee, thanks for the comment on my log. Love these plants and yard. Beautiful. Have a great weekend.


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