Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Play of Colors in the Yard

We just got back from Florida the other day so I missed my garden. Yesterday, I took pictures of the flowers that are blooming. The gazebo has orange trumpets climbing up and snap dragons on the ground near the bridge.

The pink azaleas are almost gone.

I have some orange trumpets climbing up the brick in the front right outside the window of the laundry room.

The honeysuckles are really blooming. They smell so good. These are by the veggie garden. I like how these flowers have 3 different colors, pink, white and yellow.
The roses are blooming in the backyard.

Is this a variety of geraniums?

These honeysuckle plants are growing wildly along the fence at the bottom of the secret garden, We can smell the blooms from up on the deck.

Aj is vacationing for her spring break this week. We brought her from Florida. Although the water is warming up, we still turned the water heater on because we like the water to be around 84 degrees. We swam for the first time this year yesterday.

I saw this frog camouflaged while clinging on the trunk of the orange tree. Do you see that little black thing on her head?

Aha! It's a bug!

The kumquats survived through the past mild winter.

The roses in the front yard are also blooming.

and so are the snap dragons around the mailbox.

One last thing, the birds nested on one of the hanging planters on the back porch. They do this every single year. I took this picture before leaving for FL.

Today, I took more pictures and look! The birds have hatched. How many do you think there are?

 I say at least 4, maybe? Do you see the big eyes of the one in front?

The knock out roses by the front gate are also blooming.

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So glad you posted my friend. Such fabulous weather you have over there, almost like we do here, although this is more like spring than summer! I love your gorgeous garden and the great gazebo, so nice for afternoon tea. I see your pretty AJ is enjoying the swim. HAPPY EASTER!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW!!! Your yard is gorgeous. I think that plant is a Begonia.How do you get your trumpet vine to bloom so much? I have a yellow one but don't get many blooms on it. You have a great selection of plants:)
~Debra xxx
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Beth said...

Oh, Christine, your gardens are looking fabulous! The baby birds are adorable too. So glad AJ got to spend time with you. I know she is a very, very special granddaughter and you have a very close relationship. Enjoy!
Blessings, Beth

Kathy Walker said...

What an amazing backyard. I would love sitting in the gazebo and listening to nature....gorgeous, gorgeous!

Lynn said...

Wow, spring truly has sprung for you!!! Great pics and I look forward to the next few weeks when we catch up-enjoy:@)

Olive said...

Christine, the plant you thought was a geranium is a variety of begonia. The gazebo is lovely. Everything here is blooming too. Happy Easter. hugs, olive

Olive said...

Christine, the plant you thought was a geranium is a variety of begonia. The gazebo is lovely. Everything here is blooming too. Happy Easter. hugs, olive

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

The baby birds are darling. We have bird nests around our yard sometimes.
I love the trumpet vines. We have some on our arbors coming down the steps to the pool.
Your other flowers are so lovely. It must be nice relaxing in the pool now. I will wait until it's gets warmer.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine your backyard is beautiful and all your blooms look so pretty! Enjoy your visit with AJ!

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

So glad your little birds came back again to have a new family. A.J. sure is growing, and into a lovely little lady. Everything in your garden looks so wonderful.

Judy said...

What a lot of plants you have, and so many of them in bloom! You are lucky to have the birds nesting in a place where you can watch them!!

Marigene said...

The orange trumpets are so pretty. Last year we had a robin build her nest in the tree outside the kitchen window...what fun watching them grow and fledge.

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

This post is making me look forward to Summer as it was in the 20's this morning here in Pa.
It will be a bit yet before we see pretty blooms like your here!!
Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

Traci said...

Everything is so pretty! All of our stuff is blooming & I love it. I just planted some snapdragons by our mailbox too. I can't get in the pool unless the water is at least 84 & it was Sunday! It was great.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I am in love with your home! Outside and inside! WOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

I just had to PIN your backyard!

Richard Cottrell said...

OMG, In the pool the first of April. The trumpet vines are my favorite. What a retreat it is at your home. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So many beautiful pictures. Your yard is gorgeous. Love the frog and the bird nest! So glad you brought Aj back with you. Enjoy your time with her.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Christine
I was admiring the bridge and gazebo in your yard, and of course your flowers blooming.
Great shot of the tree frog - and the bug!
Enjoy the time with your granddaughter.

Sue said...

Your yard is so beautiful and this time of year...perfection! How nice to be in the pool. It has been warm enough here to swim too, but we have a cold snap coming (and we also don't have a pool)! Enjoy AJ!

Sue said...

Christine, Your yard is looking soooo good! What a difference from the midwest to the south! You're way ahead of us. Your roses and trumpets are amazing. I can't wait for my knockouts to bloom so I can see some color. How fun for you to have AJ with you- I remember you saying that she'd be there. Have a wonderful visit together. :-)

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Christine!

Your yard is so beautiful. I love those orange trumpets. I bet the honey suckle gets a little rambunctious... do you have to trim it back all the time?

I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Thanks for sharing at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Kathleen said...

That looks so beautiful, like the tropics!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Very beautiful Christine! You have a little bit of heaven there right at home. Isn't it funny, when I travel I miss my yard also. My flowers are just started to come out. Early Spring bloomers are full of buds and I can't wait until my garden is full of color as yours is!

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