Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some of my 'bloomers'.......Life........

Isn't spring time a wonderful time? All the flower beds wake up, as well as the pesky weeds and grass....God's creation just puts on a show....the beautiful trees....and my favorite....the gorgeous blue skies with the fluffy clouds...how can we not say,"Lord, thank you and I love you!"This has become one of my favorite tree roses...Belinda's Dream.....very fragrant.

This isn't a bloomer but unique....a Staghorn Fern.
One of three planters on the back porch...
Another planter....
This is an area I'm working on...years ago we had concrete rectangles poured to use in a wet area....recently we intended to pour a walk way here and then I remembered the slabs so we used them instead...now we will pour river rock around the slabs...I re-arranged the wrought iron arbor and added the recently purchased large cast iron urns....a steal at $50.00 each. They are planted with Bacopa, Lobilia and Geraniums.
A new crop of lemons...
In the south bottle trees are not uncommon...
Cleome or Cat's Whiskers.....
An old, old bunny .....
One of the new Hibiscus......
Bird nest and cast iron bird....
A David Austin rose....I have others that have been absolutely gorgeous but are between blooms now....
One of Edward's day lilies....
Windchester Cathedral....I think....a David Austin rose....

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As you know, well you do if you've been a previous reader, our new den floor flooded not once but twice when we had almost 19 inches of rain in a short period of time...it has to be replaced. We recently honored our graduating twin granddaughters with a garden reception so the yard became our priority rather than the inside of the house. It will be the end of June before we get the floor done, Lord willing...

Life gets in the way of many of our plans and has to be dealt with immediately...other things get done when they get done.

What have you been doing this spring? I'd love to hear about your projects....


21 comments:

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Friend Betty......

I have so much enjoyed reading this post and lingering over your lovely pictures....... Filled with nostalgia and recalling memories of last year...... when on this very morning 19 May we greeted the day having spent our first night on American soil at Mindy & Chip’s home..... then, after that delicious family breakfast we set out to meet up with Imogene and Miss Mary Hayes for lunch..... followed my first experience of the many beautiful shops were were to visit during our stay with you..... I remember it so well.... it was High Cotton Simply Southern........ wonderful, wonderful memories...... John and I will indulge ourselves in the pleasure of reliving each of those precious days we spent with you and Edward in the forthcoming days.

It has been such a delight to see your garden again Betty..... the changes you have made as well as sights that are so familiar to me..... I see the new path you have laid and note that the flower pot man is still there. I admire the cast iron urns each side of the flower arbour you have told me about.... all is so lovely.

Thank you for your newsy e-mail received earlier....... (another SiG). I’ll be in touch very soon. Bestest Love - Marion

Rhondi said...

Hi Betty
Your garden is beautiful. Isn't this a lovely time of year in the garden. EVerything is fresh and it hasn't got too hot yet. Enjoy the day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Allidink said...

Your garden is so beautiful! How sweet that you are going to have a graduation party for them there it will be so nice! I love the urns :) I've never seen Cleome but I am in love with it! It totally looks like cat's whiskers LOL. I was not aware that a bottle tree was a southern custom, what is it exactly? Or what's it's purpose? Just decoration? :) Beautiful backyard!

All the best,
Allison

Ruthann said...

Hello dear sweet southern sista of mine...Miss Betty! Just had to come by to say howdy! I always love to see a dear comment from you over at Sugar Pie Farmhouse! I see you have been a busy bee in your beautiful garden! Those roses are truly a gift from the Lord! Gorgeous! I'm so sorry to hear about your den floor getting flooded! That must be hard on you! That was a lot of rain for sure! It rained here in the Ozarks for almost two weeks straight! Today, thank the Lord, the sun is shining and everything is blooming!I hope you get your nest back in order soon! Bless your heart! Thanks for being my sista! Say hello to sweet Amy for me! Blessings to you and your family!
Ruthann

Cathy said...

Everything looks so pretty, Betty. I love your roses. I love to take pictures of the sky, clouds and the moon, of course. Sorry about the floor taking so long to be fixed.

cityfarmer said...

I WOULD LOVE TO LINGER LONGER IN THIS GENTEEL SETTING.
YOU CERTAINLY HAVE THE FLAIR

NICE RECONNECTING

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Your garden is beautiful! I love the roses especially that Winchester Cathedral! I have one David Austen rose and have always wanted more.

That looks like quite a project you have going on with the concrete squares! Love the planters on the side of the arbor!

Manuela

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful garden! Your roses are so beautiful. I walk out every morning of spring and thank God for the beauty he gives us:>) Spring makes me so happy! We are working on adding raised bed gardens and weeding the old beds. I have perennials to move and flowers to buy. Our gardens are just beginning here in Michigan!

Betty's corner of the world said...

Hi Betty ...I just found your blog and had a nice visit walking through your beautiful gardens and spending some time in your home ...it's very cozy and inviting .. I could move right in ... I'll be back again .... Hugz ...from one Betty to another.

Shelia said...

Hi Betty! Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your floors! That's really too bad.
Your garden and plants are just beautiful. I have little teeny tiny lemons just like yours on my lemon tree!
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kelli said...

Your gardens are wonderful and I especially love the beautiful pale yellow roses...my favorite color. :0) Have a great long weekend!
~Kelli

Florida Sue said...

Oh Betty, your pictures and projects are just wonderful. Your flowers and those urns are beautiful. I had to laugh at the "bottle tree." I have a Bottlebrush tree, but I will have to go to the nursery and see if I can find this new specimen! My poor Staghorn looks pretty pathetic compared to yours. Glad to hear that your inside renovations are almost finished. Have a wonderful weekend dear heart.

Sue.

Betty's corner of the world said...

Hi Betty ...it's me again ..Betty.
I just thought I'd tell you that I sat here looking at your blog and as I scrolled I kept seeing things that were "me" .. and I also wanted to share with you that one of my favorite books is "The Shell Seekers"
Hugz ... Betty

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful, peaceful stroll through your wonderful garden on this Spring day. It was just what I needed. Have a great day. connie

Betty said...

Hi Betty ... I've been meaning to tell you that I love every thing in your first picture ... I especailly love the red check and blue willow together ... You can find that in my house too ... and I also have a Hen Lamp on my table .. Told you I could move right in ...lol
Hugz ...The Other Betty

Barbara said...

Nice to see your early summer garden Betty, the flowers, roses, birds nest, new planting, arbour, bottle tree etc. etc.

We are hosting Sara of Much Ado About Something from California this week and I know you know what that is like.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Betty your garden pics are outstanding...makes me want to come sit in the middle of your yard and look in all directions. Simply gorgeous:-)

cityfarmer said...

it's so nice seeing your name again

yes dearie, we've been bamboozled with pea gravel ... I see you re in love with rocks, too.


Off the subject, but we're gonna be grandma again....

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Betty,
I have had the most pleasant visit walking around in your garden, your flowers are so beautiful, I love David Austin roses, and the way you have arranged everything, certainly shows a lot of work. I am hoping that your flooring will be fixed soon, and you can really get to enjoy your new room, with all the hard work that you all did.

I agree it would be great if we all could shed a lot of old stuff that weighs us down. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and as always for leaving me such sweet words of encouragement. I am glad to see you back blogging again
Blessings,
Sue.

Florida Sue said...

Betty Congratulations!

I drew your name for the Kath Kidston pillow. If you would email me your full name and address to floridasue2@gmail.com - I will get it right out to you!

Sue.

Sandi said...

Betty,
I have a surprise for you over at my blog...come on over and read todays post!
Blessings~