Friday, April 06, 2007

A Garden Tour...

Spring has sprung around here!!! Yes, even in the midst of freezing temps revealing itself around parts of the South, we still have some lovely plants growing in our yard and I am SOOO excited about it!!!

Would you please join me for a quick turn around our yard?

I plant petunias every year in the front of our house. They are annuals and never ever come back. I was pleasantly surprised to walk out our back door recently and discover these beautiful smiley petunias!! How they got there... only the birds know!!

Here is some Carolina Jasmine. I planted two last summer and I didn't even know that they bloomed!! I bought them because they smell so lovely. I can't wait to smell their sweet perfume!!!

I just LOVE irises! They are so old-fashioned PLUS they grow so nicely right under our bedroom window. I have yellow, white and purple (both light and dark purple) planted but so far only the darker purple has bloomed.

These are some new leaves on one of my hydrangea bushes!! Oh how I love my hydrangeas!! I have two planted on either side of my front porch. They get bigger and bigger each year and I look forward to seeing how big they will grow this summer!!!

This is the new growth on some oriental lillies I planted last Spring. I planted 25 of them and only about 12 grew last year (and only 2 bloomed!!). It looks like all 25 are already growing this year and I purchased 25 more to plant! I can't wait to see all the lovely blooms and have them to clip and bring indoors to brighten our home!!!

This is my lavender plant. It hasn't grown very quickly, so I'm not sure I have it planted in the best place. I did get some blooms last year and was able to smell that lovely, calming lavender scent.

Here is the beginning of one of my hostas peeking through the soil!! I just love hostas- they are easy to care for, come back year after year and grow so pretty and green each summer!
Thank you for touring my garden with me. I can't wait to invite you all back when everything is in full bloom!!


Tammy said...

Your plants are lovely! What a special surprise the petunia was, I'm sure!

Kelli said...

Your flowers are just lovely, Mrs. U! The Iris is incredible, I'll bet they are wonderful right under your bedroom window! I just planted my first hosta this year and I've heard they are addictive. :0)
Thank you for sharing your flowers with us!

Kelli said...

I also wanted to wish you and your family and blessed Easter!

Dee said...

I enjoyed taking a turn with you in your yard. Funny today me and my son did the same thing in our yard, looking for plant life. I will take a cue from you and blog like you did on my site tomorrow when I break out the camera and take a turn in the yard.

Amanda said...

That was a wonderful tour! I love jasmine. We have it in both our front and backyard, and it smells so yummy. :-)

Betty said...

The pictures are beautiful. Hydrangeas and roses are two of my favorite flowers.

Happy Easter to you........

Betty said...

Thank you for your visit with me. The eggs are bluish-green naturally.

I just keep them in the basket. I have seen them cut and hinged like Faberge eggs with miniature scenes inside.

Candy said...

Very Beautiful!!!
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Candy :)

Paula said...

Thanks so much for the garden tour, Mrs. U!

Hopefully the blooms won't be devastated by tonight's forecasted freeze. :-I

Have a blessed Resurrection Day!

Beach Girl said...

Hi~Greetings for Yahweh's Retreat on Hatteras Island!

I found your blog on a "bunny trail" (linking) and am looking forward to returning often. I have added you to my link list.

I also wanted to invite you to stop by my blog:


FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh I am so JEALOUS..!! Living here up north I still have NO green anything.. boo hoo!!!

LOVELY site.. I'll be back!!

Sarah said...

Last summer, a dear friend gave me some hostas. One day, last fall, they just disappeard. Seeing your hostas peeking out of the ground gave me hope that they will return. Mary in upstate New York

Julieann said...

Wow, I can't wait to see 5o lillies all in bloom:) Your garden is lovely Mrs. U:)


Charree said...

You have a beautiful garden. I just wanted you to know that I tried your French Bread Recipe nad it was delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I thought I would drop by and see what you've been up to. I really loved the garden tour. Beautiful, colorful flowers and plants..Spring has sprung!

Praise and Coffee said...

I a so jealous! I live in the north and we had snow last week. I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt!!
Your flowers are beautiful and I love you blog!



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