Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pink Azaleas, 2012

Happy weekend y'all!

I think it is early but who wouldn't be confused with this kind of weather? One day it is 74 degrees, the following night, it is 36. Even the flowers are confused. Having said that, our azaleas are in full bloom.
I am not complaining, I am enjoying the pretty flowers.

In case you wonder what that round thing is, it is a wet deck we had built for the grandkids to enjoy when they are here. Water shoots up from the ground in different heights when it is on.

The flowers perk me up every morning cause this is the first thing I see when I get up. In a day or 2, the peach blossoms behind the azaleas will be visible too. They are starting to open up. This past winter was so mild that John just left the citrus outside and they still have fruits on them.

The secret garden needs a lot of work but the weeds got too long making me afraid to go down there because of my phobia with snakes. But I have a guy coming on Sunday to help me clean it up.

I love my blue squirrel against the pink flowers!

More kumquats. I use them to season fish.

Can't wait to dive into the pool. AJ will be spending her spring break here the first week of April and if the water is not warm enough by then, we will definitely turn the pool heater on, so won't be long now.

Not sure what kind of citrus the one below is but there is one fruit at the lower part of the tree(definitely not a kumquat cause it is a lot bigger)  and lots of blooms. They smell so good.

I just added these last 2 pictures now. See the peach trees blooming behind the azalea bushes?

I am so happy that the garden has come to life again. 
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Debbiedoos said...

It is interesting weather Christine all across the nation. Your pool and flowers are divine! I bet you can't wait to dive in:)

Terra said...

Your garden is giving you lots of great blooms to share here, and I think the deck with the water shooting out sounds like fun for adults too, not just your grandkids. We like kumquats at our house, just to eat plain, but your idea for cooking fish with them sounds intriguing.

Traci said...

Our flowers are confused too. All of my azaleas are blooming & my hibiscus even look like they're about to start blooming. Sadly, the pool is very, very cold!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty blooms. Everything is confused around here also. I have a few buds on my azaleas, but the temps are dropping as I type. It was 71 when I got up this morning and 51 now.
Enjoy your evening.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Just look at all that gorgeous color! OMG! I love it! Your weather certainly sounds like ours but I don't have nearly the amount of beautiful colors around here that you do. I love this post as I need plenty of planting ideas, both in pots and around the yard. Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots of inspiration!

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful garden Christine. My plum tree nd pear tree is blooming like crazy! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jean Campbell said...

Azaleas are early this year. Yours are lovely; grand backdrop for the pool!

Zinnia said...

There ae feast for me in the north to see your tropical and beautiful garden. My lemons and be able to farm perikor. Your pool looks very inviting. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Zinnia

Anonymous said...

That is just one more thing I love about the south...the Azaleas! These are gorgeous Christine.

Beth said...

It looks very springy and beautiful in your yard and by the pool. Love the azaleas! We have them as well, but it will be awhile before they bloom here. So I'll just enjoy yours in the meantime!
Blessings, Beth

sabri said...

hey ,nice to run into you in blog land..last time i saw you was on your blog..xo ~sabri~

Becca's Dirt said...

The pool is so inviting and beautiful blooms on the azaleas. Have a nice weekend.

Kathleen said...

Amazing to see blooms! Although it has been mild this winter, there isn't a bud to be seen.
I have never seen a wet deck before! If ours want to get wet they have to walk down the block to the Bay. :)

Unknown said...

I just love looking into your home and gardens. Everything is always so beautiful!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh those Azaleas are so gorgeous Christine!
I am jealous...we still have some snow on the ground so it will be awhile, but thanks for sharing this!

Unknown said...

Envy, Xinex!!! Your florals are breahtaking, as is your gardens.

Have a lovely PS weekend ~

~Giveaway ends 3/15 ~

Tootsie said...

Lots of Azaleas this week!!! I wish I could grow them here to be so lovely!
I am just so happy to have the chance to visit here today!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could tour each friday's flaunting gardens together and in person? I would love it!
I wish I had more time to visit all of my favorites everytime you post!
Thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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J.Rylie.C said...

So pretty! Come link with me with my Color Connection meme.

Broken Leg with a bit of pink. Have a great weekend.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

How beautiful they look!!
Even though it has been warmer than usual here in Pa., we still will not see blooms here for another month or so....


Lynn said...

The blooms are beautiful Christine! Love your citrus trees, I so wish I could have a lemon tree:@)

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Christine,
Your garden is looking pretty, with a promise of more flowers to come.Spring is a beautiful time of year.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Bonnie said...

What a sight to see! Your yard is gorgeous! Happy Spring.

Michele said...

Your pool and your blooms are absolutely amazing. What a blessing to be surrounded by such lovliness!

Have a wonderful week!

Sue said...

I do envy the early blooms you're having, Christine! We all had such strange weather this winter, didn't we? Not that I'm complaining, that is for sure. If we had 3 inches of snow all season, I would be amazed! Looking forward to seeing all the azaleas blooming when I'm NC next month for the furniture market.
Hope it'll be warm and sunny when AJ comes to visit. :-) Sue

Unknown said...

What a beautiful pool and garden. It's great to be surrounded by such beautiful blooming flowers. Visiting for color connection.

The Tablescaper said...

Love your azaleas, As always, thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your flowers are so pretty, Christine! Cute squirrel too. Lovely garden and pool. Thanks for sharing.


Zinnia said...

It is exciting to see your garden. With me it is late winter and at your Azaleas bloom. . I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It all looks so pretty. Spring seems to be in the air everywhere!

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