Monday, May 23, 2016

Zinnia Garden 2016

Garden Party May 23

Welcome to our second Garden Party, hosted by your friends at

Thoughts of Home and Share Your Cup.

We look forward to seeing your latest gardening projects. 

Please join me right around this corner in my

Zinnia Garden.

Zinnia Garden 2016

It’s no secret that I love zinnias, and it is a real blessing that they thrive

in Zone 9 here in deep South Texas.

IMG_2646 (2)

The hard rains this spring have been a blessing , but my zinnias have had to battle to stay upright.

They may seem fragile, but they are strong-

and beautiful.


This spring I added a few more places to rest after long afternoons

of gardening.


From this small patio area off my garden shed , I can

look at my zinnias, and across the backyard, I can see

my tomato bed.


This small patio is out of Mexican pavers, and the recent rains have

tested its endurance.

IMG_7057 (2)

In this corner I can lounge with my feet up on one of 4 wrought iron chaise lounges

I found at the flea market years ago.


And then there’s the fountain I put together out of fountain parts.

I always look for fountain parts at the flea market.

Do you?


In addition to my beloved zinnias, four of my favorite plants are here as well:

pink begonias, Aztec grass (seen above in the flower bed border), airplane plant, and a Kimberly fern.

IMG_7054 (2)


I wish you could sit here with me.

In gardening, there are always questions to ask and stories to tell.


Just link below to share your gardening stories too and visit the other hosts.

Art and Sand
At Home With Jemma
Poofing the Pillows
White Spray Paint
Decor to Adore



Stacey said...

Laura, this is so pretty! I love the cottagey chairs and pieces you've added out there to sit with tea and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Your zinnias are always showstoppers.

Theresa said...

LOVE your zinnias:) I could sit in your garden for DAYS! Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS! said...

I love your bright pink pillows complimenting your zinnia garden Laura, such a beautiful and happy summer garden!

Laurie said...

Hey Laura, I've been waiting to see your zinnias....and they did not disappoint. Love your garden sitting area, it's bright and cheery.

Jeanie said...

Oh Laura, now I remember what I forgot at the nursery yesterday! I was going to get zinnia seeds. Well, back we go! Your garden is lovely and I adore your sit and contemplate spot! I'm sharing my Southern Exposure visit (which I had on TOTOH last week) since this is on Share Your Cup and also because I've been too swamped to do much with my yard yet! That's what this week is for. Can't wait to get some good inspiration!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Your zinnias, white furniture and pink pillows make me happy!

bj said...

What a delightful area...and zinnias are one of my very favorite.......

Patty Marker said...

So gorgeous Laura. I look forward to your zinnia explosion every year. You girls have me itching go get out and garden today!

Decor To Adore said...

I truly adore your garden! I tried zinna's last year and failed miserably. You'll have to share your secrets.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Your garden looks so inviting. Yes we must have places to sit and relax and take a load off as they say. I had to do that a few times over the weekend of planting. Love your zinnias. They are a happy flour aren't they! I remember picking off the flowers and saving the seeds to plant again. I haven't planted any in a while- I should do that again.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love those pink cushions -- they really POP against your lawn furniture!

Daniela said...

Without any doubt this is your garden, it bears your signature in every single detail, thank you for sharing such beauty !

So very grateful to be hosted I wish you a most wonderful new week to you
sending blessings of joy on your days to come


Unknown said...

Love your garden Laura! Can you tell me what that is blooming in your first photo? That is just so pretty, blooming hot pink. We love the zinnias too but we were late getting those seeds out this year. Your furniture looks so comfortable and is a classic look. The pink pillows pop!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loveyour garden and lounging area, Laura, and yes, I'd love to sit with you and discuss plants, flowers or whatever. I have some small zinnia seeds planted and they haven't flowered yet. Yesterday at the Dallas Arboretum, I saw squirrels lobbing off the zinnia flowers and just munching away on them!! That's probably what'll happen to'll be a big old colorful salad for the squirrels!!

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful garden you have.

JB said...

Looks amazing! And the fountain parts! I am impressed!!!

Bonnie said...

I agree there are always questions to ask and stories to tell. While in my garden I think of many questions and the desire is there to share some of my experiences that I have learned too!
Your garden is beautiful and I've always loved your zinnias. The seating arrangement is cheerful and inviting. The colors of the pillows and the fabric design is delightful. Your Bougainvillea is striking and how wonderful the color scheme works in your house too.
I'm afraid as I type this my hands are suffering from pulling weeds and trimming bushes. I think my age comes into play here also! I love it though and keep pushing.
Happy Gardening!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful garden Laura. Love the zinnias, so bright and cheerful. Your garden vignettes are so pretty. Places to sit and enjoy the beauty of your gardens is wonderful. Thanks for hosting this fun garden party.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I love Zinnias as well! I've sprinkled some seed and they are just coming up. Yours are gorgeous! Love your pretty seating areas with the fun pink pillows. Nothing better to relax in the garden and enjoy gorgeous flowers!

Lady of the Manor said...

Laura, your gardens are lovely! I could sit for hours enjoying all of those beautiful Zinnias. I had to chuckle when I saw the wrought iron chaise lounge. I bought a patio set (table, six chairs and umbrella) at an auction recently and they threw in a chaise lounge just like yours. It's all in storage now but can't wait to use it at our new will be years before I can relax like you in a lovely garden. Maybe I should bring it home now and use it until we move, hmmm!? Thanks for hosting a great party!!

Happy@Home said...

I am in awe of your beautiful zinnias. I can imagine they will be featured in many bouquets throughout the season.
Your sitting area with the pink pillows ties in so nicely with the colors of the zinnias.
I love what you have done with the fountain parts. I must admit I have never thought to buy them. I think I will be looking at them differently now that I see the new life that is possible for them.
Thank you for hosting the party. It was so much fun.

Pam Richardson said...

Laura, what a happy place! Your zinnias are beautiful! I caould relax in your sitting area all day with a good book and a glass of sweet tea! Lovely, lovely, lovely! Pam @ Everyday Living

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Oh those pops of pink!!!! So pretty!!!!

handmade by amalia said...

The Garden looks lovely, Laura. The pinks are wonderful.

Simply LKJ said...

Adore my friend!! Your Zinnias are gorgeous, and I love the meaning behind them. And, love the fresh pops of pink you have scattered about.

oakleyses said...

gucci handbags, louis vuitton, louboutin pas cher, replica watches, louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren, ugg boots, christian louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, chanel handbags, nike free run, michael kors pas cher, christian louboutin outlet, nike free, tiffany and co, nike roshe, sac longchamp pas cher, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, nike air max, longchamp pas cher, christian louboutin uk, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, burberry pas cher, longchamp outlet, nike air max, jordan pas cher, polo ralph lauren outlet online, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, kate spade outlet, prada outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, prada handbags, uggs on sale, polo outlet, air max, nike outlet, longchamp outlet, longchamp outlet

oakleyses said...

supra shoes, wedding dresses, ugg, links of london, canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, canada goose, marc jacobs, montre pas cher, swarovski crystal, moncler, pandora uk, hollister, canada goose, canada goose jackets, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, toms shoes, canada goose uk, moncler uk, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, moncler, louis vuitton, moncler, canada goose outlet, thomas sabo, doudoune moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, canada goose outlet, pandora charms, coach outlet, moncler outlet, ugg pas cher, moncler, karen millen uk, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, swarovski, ugg uk, replica watches, pandora jewelry, juicy couture outlet

شركة نور الدمام said...

شركة الكمال يسعدها ان تقدم لك كافة خدمات كشف تسربات المياه ومعالجتها بدون تكسير نحن من أفضل المؤسسات التى يسعدها ان تساهم فى حل مشاكل التسربات
؛ متبعين أرقى وأفضل الأجهزة.من اهم المشاكل التى يعانى منها البعض هى مشكلة تسرب المياه . والتى تنتج عن وجود بعض الاجزاء التالفه فى انابيب المياة داخل الجدران,
ومع استمرار تسريب المياة فانها تشكل عبئا على العميل نظرا لارتفاع قيمة الفاتورة التى تستنزفك ماديا كل شهر
وهذا ما يجب ان ينتبه اليه البعض من ضرورة سرعه معالجة هذة التسربات فى البداية وقبل تفاقم المشكله .
وشركة الكمال لكشف تسربات المياة تقدم لك الحل لكى تقول وداعا لارتفاع فواتير المياة فى منزلك
فنحن نقدم لك الحل الامثل عن طريق خدمة الكشف عن تسربات المياة الكترونيا باحدث الاجهزة والتقنيات وعلى ايدى كوادر فنية ماهرة يقوموا بالكشف عن اماكن الخلل الكترونيا
بدون تكسير او اتلاف ديكورات المنزل مع اعطاءك الضمان على وجود الخلل والضمان على الاصلاح فى حال رغبت ان يقوم طاقم الاصلاحات باصلاح الخلل سواء
( حمامــات – مــطابــــخ – شبكـــــات مياه
بعض العلامات الد اله على وجود تسربات مياة
1-وجود ارتفاع ملحوظ فى فاتورة المياة
2-وجود اثار رطوبه فى الجدران او الاسقف
3-وجود اثار ارتفاع فى بلاط الاحواش او بلاط الاسطح
4-سماع صوت خرير ماء فى داخل الجدران
فى وجود هذه الحالات وجب عليك ضرورة الاتصال ب شركة كشف تسربات المياه تفاديا لحصول مشاكل اكبر
اتصل بنا الان ويصلك الفنى فى الحال
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
شركة الكمال خبراء تسليك المجاري بالشرق الاوسط و وبجميع انحاءالمملكة العربية السعودية نحن هل تبحثون عن أفضل شركات تسليك المجارى
؛هل تريد ون التخلص من كافه المشكلات المتعلقه بالصحية ومشكلات التنظيف التى تسببها المجارى من روائح وقازورات ؛
هل ليس لديك الوقت الكافى للبحث كثيرا عن شركات تسليك المجارى وتحاول الوصول الى حلول من شركات متميزة وذات كفاءة عاليه وخبرة محترفه ؛
نحن الشركة المتميزه التى تساعدك على ذلك ؛
شركة تسليك مجارى بالدمام
فنحن نعتمد على أفضل حلول التنظيف وتسليك المجارى العالمية اعتمادا على أفضل التقنيات والعاملين المهرة
الذين يستطيعوا أن يثبتوا كفاءتهم وخبراتهم من خلال القيام بأعمال تنظيف رائعه ومتميزه سواء داخل الشقق أو الفلل أو المنازل.
مشكلات المجارى فى كل مكان وانسدادات أمام المنازل ؛ وهذه المشكلات نتجت عن عدم الاستخدام السليم من المواطنين ؛
فهم يقومون بالقاء المواد التى تحتوى على مواد الزيوت أو المواد الدهنية داخل اماكن الصرف الصحى والتى تتسبب فى انتشار انسدادات المجارى فى كل مكان وخروجها على شكل مياه صلبه ؛
بالاضافه الى ذلك فالمواطنين لا يأخذون فى اعتبارهم أن القاء مثل هذه الموادالصلبه والسائله قد يتسبب فى العديد والعديد من المشكلات الخطيرة .
شركة الكمال يمكنهاالحديث عن النتائج السلبيه والموثره تاثيرا كبيرا لانتشار المجارى فى الشوارع:
-والمتسببه فى تدمير المنازل اذا وجدت أن مياه المجارى تنتشر وتتسرب حول حوائط المنزل الخاص بك ؛
فلابد أن تعلم أنك فى مشكله كبيرة وخطيره ولابد من مواجهتها فماعليك سوى الاتصال بنا لنصلك اينما كنت

Brittany Seiber said...

To know more about Chief Dr Lucky you can visit his website (
 A friend that suffered from Herpes and was cure with the help of this great herbal doctor Chief Lucky so i decided to contact him for help in getting rid of my families genital herpes virus 1/2 which i did and all i was told to provide was just some useful information and some materials used in preparation of the natural cure and that i did and now i am the happiest person on earth because i am writing this testimony of mine with joy and happiness in my heart to the whole world to know that natural remedy is real because i am a living testimony of Chief Lucky traditional herbal cure and i want you all to contact Chief Lucky via his email: or WhatsApp him +2348132777335 am sure he will help you too.


design + development by kelly christine studio