Friday, July 8, 2011

After dinner tea

Welcome blog friends for tea after dinner.  I'm linking with Bernideen for Tea in the Garden Saturday.
Today, I'm sitting out the front on our bench and using a teacup by Colclough that has blue cornflowers on it.
The grocery store had a 2 quart container of blueberries on sale this week so blueberry coffee cake it is with our tea.
A tiny bouquet of clematis flowers from 'The President'.
As the evening is cooling off it's the perfect time for tea and cake after dinner.
Just beside the bench which would be behind this photo is the butterfly garden that runs down the side of the driveway.  It contains larval host plants such as pearly everlasting for the American lady and two varieties of milkweed for the monarchs.  The nectar plants are different types of echinacea, bee balm, butterfly bushes, garden phlox, liatris, lavender, many asters and some daylilies.
A monarch on a butterfly bush.
I hope you'll visit the other ladies for tea in their garden.

21 comments:

  1. Your blueberry coffeecake looks delicious and I love the monarch on the butterfly bush!

    Have a great weekend,
    Carolyn

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  2. BEautiful photos of your flowers and your teacup is very pretty. Enjoy the weekend! Pamela

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  3. Every detail is just PERFECT Judith - loved your post here and thank you for participating!

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  4. Delightful photos...it must be very pleasant to enjoy tea there being able to see your garden and the butterflies.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful flowers!!

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  6. Looks like a perfect tea!!!! Love that coffeecake!

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  7. Looks wonderful, the tea setting, the blueberry cake and the flowers.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  8. Lovely today at Lavender Cottage! Thanks for the butterfly flower list. I shall have to check that out to add more among my wildflowers!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

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  9. Hi,Judith!
    Your tea cup is lovely. Blue colored tea cup is always my favorite.
    I envious of your beautiful nature! It is hard for me to notice that beautiful butterfly in my area. I hope I could take photos of such beautiful butterfly some day!!!
    Please enjoy your weekend!
    Tomoko

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  10. Hi Judith, Blueberry coffee cake would be a hit here. 'The President' has given you beautiful blooms to adorn the table. Take care and have a fabulous weekend. Jen.

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  11. What a lovely tea!
    Your garden is so very far ahead of anything here. The butterfly bush here is still a long way from blooming.

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  12. What a nice way to enjoy the evening.

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  13. Wonderful. I love butterflies. I'm trying to plant things they like and I always keep a couple of orphaned saucers full of water for them drink out of.
    AT

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  14. The coffee cake looks delectable, Judith, and the flowers are lovely. I particularly like the photo of the butterfly. That butterfly bush is clearly fulfilling its purpose!

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  15. YOUR TEA POST IS LOVELY JUDITH, I LOVE YOUR TEACUP VERY PRETTY, AND YOUR GARDENS ARE SO NICE. HAVE A LOVELY DAY. RIZZI

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  16. Judith, Your butterfly garden is really pretty. I like the bouquet you made with clematis too. The blueberry coffee cake looks great! I made a blueberry pie yesterday with berries from my bushes. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your family.
    Blessings, Beth

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  17. What a perfect place for tea. The clematis is just the right touch and color for the table and that blueberry cake looks so yummy.

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  18. Judith,

    Beautiful Colclough cornflower teacup and clematis blooms. I have been chasing a butterfly today waiting for it to land on my coneflowers ... lol.

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  19. I really like blue color this summer, so I just love your teacup. Blueberry coffee cake looks so delicious. And what a lovely butterfly garden you have.

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