After the rain

I love taking pictures of roses after rain or with morning dew on the petals.

Knock out roses are blooming pretty much year round around here. Right now they are very very happy. Roses are so inspirational to me they show such beauty in the petals.

Sunday we had some rain so I was able to get a few shots of the roses. I decided to give them each a post over the next week.

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Gate with a vine

This tangerine cross vine is planted on another fence but it decided it wanted to cross over to the gate area that goes into the backyard.

Actually, I love how it photographs with the gate.

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Wisteria blooms

I love wisteria it starts blooming before it leafs out but the purples are just amazing.

For a few days, you see blooms and bark then here come the leaves and even more blooms.

The bumblebees love it so in order to take pictures you have to be willing to share the space with 50 + bumblebees. I really do not mind they never bother me. I even grabbed a picture of one zooming by.

We have wisteria on our back fence and I love it I just wish the blooms lasted longer.

Surround yourself with blooms and your days will be brighter & more colorful.

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The Azalia’s are blooming

One of the first signs spring is near is when the Azalia’s are blooming.

We planted ours about 35 + years ago and they have always performed quite well.

I wanted to plant Azalia’s because my grandmother loved her’s so much and every time they bloom I think of her. They are a gentle reminder that even though she passed away many years ago some people always leave a footprint on your heart & soul.

Azalia’s are not a lot of trouble you just have to remember not to trim back past the first of October or they will not bloom in the spring.

The beauty of these plants is the show they put on each spring as a gentle reminder life is full of beauty take the time to enjoy the view.

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Lowes garden clearance

Every time I go to Lowes I have to go out to the garden center and check out the clearance plants.

I prefer the $1.00 ones and most of the time there is plenty to choose from that still look very good. The dollar ones are normally the pint-sized pots.

This year I have bought 12 Yellow trailing pansies and 20 Red Laser Cyclamen .

To give these clearance flowers an extra boost I miracle grown them 1 x a week for a month.

The normal price of these flowers would be $180.00 I paid $32.00.

Let’s just say SCORE!

I also purchased some red geraniums at Josephs Garden Center in Manvel. I had a few coming back from last year they were red so I stuck with the red and yellow theme for my purchased flowers this year.

I love springtime and adding a little color to the yard is something I do every year but usually, I spend a lot more money.

 

Flower bulb exchange

Would anyone be interested in a flower bulb exchange?

I love flowers and gardening and would really enjoy this if I can get others interested.

We have Louisiana Iris and Paperwhites. Last year I started gladiola bulbs and they were so pretty but Zoee keeps digging them up so I may not have any left.

This is a great way to get a wide assortment of bulbs the cheap way lol.

If you are interested let me know.

 

 

The Paperwhites are blooming

It seems like the paperwhites are blooming early this year.

When the paperwhites bloom it is the first blooms of the year.

I think it has to do with our weather being odder than normal.

They said today was sweaters and sunglasses which is unusual because if its cold its normally raining.

I love these flowers and the bulbs were from my great grandmother Moore’s house they were given to my grandmother who gave them to me.

These bulbs had been sitting for many years and I honestly did not think they would come up. Now I have 100’s of these beauties all over our yard.

Personally, I think they are much prettier in a large grouping.

These pictures were taken with my Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro lens.

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Morning Glory

Good morning to the morning glory vine and flowers.

This flowering vine really puts on a show.

My sister gave me this one and it is in a pot but and I have it wrapped around a small oak tree.

It is one of the first things I see in the morning when I step out the back porch.

Sometimes it is the little things that can put a smile on your face in the morning.

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The succulent Purslane

This beautiful succulent is called Purslane or Portulaca.

It is an annual it works well in pots or planted in a flower bed.

The flowers bloom like crazy as long as the sun is shining but they close up every evening.

This plant is a good bang for the buck for instant, fast-growing color.

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