Friday, April 15, 2011

Fragrance in the Garden

I have been enjoying the garden immensely. I walked around today smelling all the fragrant blooms. The jasmines climbing on the arbor smell so good! Hmmmmm!

The peaches in the background are done blooming so they should bear fruits soon.

Hanging baskets on the fence by the driveway. Do you see the honeysuckle climbing up on the iron fence?

This is the first time I planted some peonies. Aren't the flowers with yellow in the center pretty? I hope they come back after the winter. I am not sure it is cold enough here but it remains to be seen.

Roses are blooming also.

Pink Gaura along the front fence

and white gaura in the secret garden in the back

They come back every year.

I can't remember what these are called but they smell good too.

My calamondins are blooming.

And look at the honeysuckle! I planted these 2 years ago to conceal one of the centralized aircon units which is an eye sore. Luckily, the other one is on the side of the house that I never see.

The flowers on the honeysuckle vine start as pink, then turns white and then yellow.

The grape vines are doing very well too.

Aren't they cute?

The flowers on this rose topiary need to be trimmed.

My wisteria vine is cute. The flowers are small maybe because it is in a pot. I did not want to plant it in the ground because I know it is invasive.

Even the orchid started blooming. No smell but I love the flowers.

Do you notice the grass looking plants in the fountain? The one on the left has grown. I placed it there right away after I bought it but I left the other one just sitting in its original pot on the ground until I saw that it wasn't doing well, so I moved it to the fountain also. Hopefully, it will get better. I guess it likes to be soaked in water. Fountain on the back porch

Tabletops on the pool deck and gazebo.

Even if I am late, I am linking with Sherry's Home Sweet Home Friday at

and Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday at

I hope you enjoyed touring the garden with me cause I certainly enjoyed having you around. Thanks to our wonderful hostesses!



How beautiful is your garden, with such great weather for everything to bloom... as most of them are about to! I had a big house with a humongus garden and pool a few years ago, we sold it and now live in a pent House apartment, quite big, just the two of us, my kids and grandkids live far away, so, this is perfect for us, we have domestic help and everything in this condo, it's great, but when I see beautiful gardens and flowers I yearn for my ex house. Gorgeous my darling, enjoy each one of your plants and trees!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Your garden is just stunning and I enjoyed the tour very much.

I hope you and your family have a lovely weekend.

Sonia said...

OH that jasmine and all your flowers! Your roses are so pretty as is that peony..hopefully it will come back for you as they are just beautiful! We have storms all around us so hope you are able to get out and enjoy your looks wonderful!!

Miss Bloomers

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Christine, I adore the smell of jasmine. Your is so pretty. Well, everything in your garden is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of your photos with us.

Ricki Jill

Marie said...

Oh my goodness Christine. Your garden is not half as beautiful as yours! I love the garden tours you give us. It's always such a pleasure seeing all the beautiful blooms and displays you have all around your property.

Happy Weekend my friend.

Marie said...

I'm sorry Christine, what I meant to say was "MY garden is not half as beautiful as yours." I didn't read it before I posted it, but I hope you know what I mean.

mississippi artist said...

Everything is looking lovely in your garden. Do not put that plant in your fountain in the ground. It will take over the city of Natchez!It is called horse tail-funny name- and you can break of pieces and scrub pots with it-I am told peoploe used to do that.

Blondie's Journal said...


You have the greenest thumb I know of or your plants just love that Mississippi climate. Everything is so beautiful!! Are those lemons you are growing? Wow! All of this must keep you busy. I so admire you!! :-)


Beth said...

Christine, Your garden is just stunning! So lush! You do a great job, Christine.
Hugs, Beth

Val said...

Your gardens are gorgeous.

Laura Wilkerson said...

So, so pretty....and a lot of work :)
My mom is wanting to take o ut her last rose bush, she's on up there and not able to garden anymore and it is one my daddy planted...he had so many before he you know when would be a good time to try to dig it up and move it? I would love to try and save it if I can but just not sure when to do it.

Mel Cole said...

I fell in love of your arch! So gorgeous blooms you got. My Fertilizer Friday Hope you can visit mine too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your blooming like crazy. Our Jasmine are not blooming yet. That park you visit looks so pretty. Love the teaparty you had too! Also birds are ugly when they first hatch. Great shot!

Katie said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS! I love your backyard! What a beautiful place! I don't think I would ever go inside if I lived at your place!

Sherry said...

Your garden is beautiful! I love the wisteria and the honeysuckle. You have such a pretty property. I am even later getting around to everyone this week. This was a big weekend. Thanks for linking this up!

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