Friday, April 13, 2012

More Colors in our Yard

Every week is a little different in our yard... It has been a fabulous spring here in Fairfield Glade.  Some of the 'colors' I have showed you so far are: Crocuses, Hyacinths, Periwinkle,  Daffodils,  Tulips,  Phlox,  Candy Tuft, Red Bud, Forsythia and Dogwood.  Today,  I will share five more 'colors':   Pansies,  Irises, Azaleas,  Dianthus and our first ROSE of the season.   Hope you enjoy more of the Spring COLORS in our yard.  Above is a group of the many PANSIES we have in our yard.  We plant them in the late Fall each year and they will last until it gets horribly hot in July. Be sure and click on the photos in order to see them larger.




I love this little blue PANSY.  She is different from most of the others --and for that reason,  I think she is special.




We have 7 AZALEA bushes in our yard,  most of which are a little different,  one from the other.  The blooms are different from one bush to the next.  Today I will share with you three of our Azalea blossoms.  This bloom is from our Dwarf Azalea --which was a gift several years ago from a friend.




PURPLE AZALEA




Another PINK AZALEA (different from the one above the purple one)




This little 'cutie' is a DIANTHUS (Pinks)...  The same friend that gave me the Dwarf Azalea gave us these pretty little 'Pinks' several years ago...  This little flower is just so pretty ---so I got George to get her picture at close range.




This IRISES are blooming in our yard this week.  We have five different varieties/colors blooming now --with more to come.  Today, I'll show you a couple of groups blooming in two different flowerbeds... This picture is in our upper side flowerbed (the one which had alot of Daffodils and Tulips not long ago)... Aren't they pretty????  (Soon there will be lots of lilies and daylilies blooming in this long bed.)




These pretty yellow IRISES (Honey Glazed) are in the road flowerbed out front... This bed has more irises,  some daylilies, lilies and ROSES in it. Bearded Irises are just gorgeous.




Finally,  we have our FIRST ROSE BLOOM of the season.  This is SONIA ---and  she has 3 blooms on her already... (Things are so early this year ---blooming at least 2-3 weeks earlier than usual.)  And here's the good news:  My Gorgeous Groom brought one of Sonia's blooms INSIDE for me on Tuesday.  Most of you know that he spoils me by bringing in a new rose bud/bloom almost everyday once the roses all start blooming.  I love it-love it-love it...   (If you are new to my blog, I need to tell you that we have about 55 different rose bushes/varieties in our yard.  George grows hybrid tea and grandiflora roses---and they are INCREDIBLE.)

Have a fabulous weekend.  We're going to visit our son and daughter-in-law-to-be (October wedding) ----AND we're visiting some old friends whom I haven't seen since the '60's....  Should be a terrific weekend.  I'll see you on Monday.

Hugs,
Betsy

80 comments:

Ms. A said...

Have a great weekend, I'll see you Monday!

Beth said...

Beautiful, Betsy. My two rose bushes are not ready to bloom, but they are much further along than usual for this time of year. I love that first rose and I must plant more Irises---they are just so lovely.
Have a great and safe weekend. :>)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your flowers always make me smile !
So many varieties, and colors, they really make your yard pop...
We had frost again last night, though none predicted, I see you had it again too, darn.
Have a wonderful weekend.
~Jo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm always in awe of your beautiful flowers!

Oh how fun, enjoy your visit with your friends!

Joe Todd said...

Love all the color Betsy..What a great header..Hope all is well with you and George

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Your gardens are certainly colorful! I love your yellow Irises, they are one of my favorite flowers, I just wish they stayed around longer!

From the looks of the weather radar, we are going to have a good weekend. Enjoy your visits with everyone!

Janice K said...

Hope your weekend is as beautiful as your lovely, colorful flowers.

Snap said...

Beautiful eye candy, Betsy. Love the iris ... I can't grow the bearded iris here and I miss them.

Chatty Crone said...

Have a wonderful time this weekend. You got your first rose and I know that you have many to come. I think of God when I see your yard and think of all his handiwork. Hugs, sandie

Crystal Mary said...

They are all so beautiful. My favorite are the Iris's. Ray and I have been doing lots in our garden this week. It gives you such joy to watch them come out into bloom.xx

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous pictures of your flowers! I wish MY Sweetie liked to work in the yard like your George does!!!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have a fabulous weekend. Each of the flowers are so pretty. I couldn't pick a favourite if I tried.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love.those.iris's!
Have a fantastic weekend with all your visiting; bee safe.
xoxo

amelia said...

Your garden is spectacular Betsy!! We have some tiny green shoots coming up but have no idea what they are. Seeing as this is a new place to us, it will be interesting this year.
Have a great trip to visit your family. I just got back from visiting mine!

Sandra said...

enjoy your trip, to sad you have to leave all these wonderful plants home alone. i cant pick a favorite, i am torn between the pinks, the special pansy and the purple azalea.

linda m said...

Beautiful flower pictures. I get "green" with envy. Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

It must be a joy just to get up in the morning and look out a window at all the beauty in your yard.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Incredibly beautiful!!!!! The photos are all luscious, in color, texture and sunlight....but the one 'posey' I like best is the almost hidden deep purple pansy in the top photo just to the right of the fence post[?]

I have an award waiting for you

Have a great day.

Arkansas Patti said...

You really have such a wonderful yard. My first rose bloomed this week also. Ah spring!!
Have a great visit.

Marcia said...

Lovely photos. My irises will be blooming in profusion soon too.

Nancy said...

What beauty surrounds you my friend...All gorgeous....
We are a little behind you so it's nice to see all your beautiful flowers......

Karin said...

So pretty! What a lovely garden you have - lots of work no doubt! Have a very special week-end!

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous like always!

nanny said...

I would hate to leave that yard for even a day!!! Always so beautiful!

Have a good weekend and a safe trip.

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your visits. :) love those 'pinks'!

imac said...

What a great showing - I reckon you are just the person ---- vivid my blog to see. You would be perfick,lol.

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous flowers and colors! Hope you and George have a wonderful weekend -- it sounds like it will be such fun!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Wow, I'm stunned. Even your Azaleas seem better and have more petals, Almost doubled. What is that bit of red in with the pansies? The dianthus are very cute. You really could charge admittance to your garden...it seems you could be in the local garden society or something, yours would be the showiest one. so how much do I owe you????

Rose said...

Beautiful flower show, Betsy.

Hope you are having a good time!

Small City Scenes said...

You are way ahead of us in the color department. We have had a very wet and cold spring but stuff is starting to open up now. A few days of sun sure does the trick.
It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful weekend. Have fun. MB

Lynn said...

I love that purple azalea with its ruffles no less. Oh that is stunning. Congratulations on your son's engagement. How very exciting for all. Should be a joyous family weekend. October in TN will be beautiful for a wedding. My parents were married Oct 15 and my daughter and SIL, Oct 26th. I just know your heart is ready to burst with pride and happiness. Safe travels. Blessings.

Connie Arnold said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I'm pleased to discover your blog and am following you. I love spring, and your photos are terrific!

Kay said...

Beautiful flowers Betsy. I don't know how you find the time to garden and make all of the trips you and George make.

mudderbear said...

I really enjoy looking at your flowers. They are the ones I get to see close-up and I thank you for that. Have a safe trip.

joy said...

Well,I am an admirer of your beautiful garden. Here, we are noy starting agrdening yet. Coz we still have snow. late spring. Anyway, thanks for showing us your beautiful flowers:)

Neal said...

Betsy, those are so gorgeous. I cannot pick a favorite because they are all beautiful.

Nezzy said...

Oh my Miss Betsy, you have bountiful beds of color there.

Beautiful and those pictures are spectacular!!!

God bless ya sweetie and have a marvelous weekend!!! :o)

Faye said...

I've about decided that I won't worry about flowers in my yard Betsy--will just come and visit you and George daily! Love everything about the iris from the extravagant colors to the fragrance. In another life, I was a serious rose grower from micro minis under grow lights to special cold hardy varieties ordered from Canada. Then I fell in love with dogs. Four big dogs and roses didn't co-exist so well--even with raised beds for the roses.

Giga said...

Takie piękne widoki będą w naszych ogrodach za co najmniej miesiąc. Miłego weekendu i pozdrawiam.
Such views are in our gardens for at least a month. Have a nice weekend and best regards.

Angela said...

All of your flowers in your yard are just gorgeous! George must stay busy keeping them all up and all. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Angela

Eva Ason said...

You have so much beauty in your garden! The photos are gorgeous. Wishing you a lovely weeekend!

Eva

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betsy, I love love all your colors and flowers. The blue pansey does look special and the irises are my favorites. You do have a lovely yard, thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend!

Janie said...

I love your new header, Betsy!
The colorful flowers from your yard are so beautiful. We don't have anything blooming in our yard yet, but the apple trees are about to blossom.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend trip!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Betsy, It's so nice of you to post your flower images. They are all beautiful, the pansies, irises, azaleas, Sonia rose and dianthus. Sounds like you have a great weekend planned, enjoy!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Welcome Sonia! So many pretty colors in your garden. Have a great weekend visiting everyone.

Carletta said...

Beautiful color!
I was just looking yesterday and my Dianthus hasn't bloomed at all. Still hoping the deer didn't get it.
That rose is gorgeous!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Travels to you and George and stay safe!

Cicero Sings said...

Look at you with all that colour. I finally got a spec of colour in my own yard the other day! So there!

Chad said...

Absolutely gorgeous examples of colors! Thanks so much for posting, I can always count our your posts to brighten even my most yucky days!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi betsy, You have an extra-beautiful yard full of stunning blooms! Good gardening! I was in the Glade yesterday and noticed many azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom there. Have a super good time visiting.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi betsy, You have an extra-beautiful yard full of stunning blooms! Good gardening! I was in the Glade yesterday and noticed many azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom there. Have a super good time visiting.

Ann said...

your yard is gorgeous. Love all your flowers

Retired English Teacher said...

Your yard is way ahead of ours. Right now nothing is really blooming. I love the first rose from your garden. George is such a sweetie.

I haven't even cut my roses back yet. I thought I might do it today. That was my thought until I saw the forecast. It is supposed to be very cold this weekend. Snow is in the forecast for the mountain, and could even move into our area. That is why I never cut back my roses this early in April.

Catherine said...

You are so lucky having all those pretty flowers already! Wishing you and your sweetie a fun weekend!
xo Catherine

camp and cottage living said...

Betsy
Your flower gardens are beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Rohrerbot said...

Hope you have a great weekend! I love your Azaleas. Sometimes I wish they grew here. May you find some more waterfalls this weekend:)......

Ann said...

How big is your garden? In New Zealand, there are people who open their garden for charity. They are very happy to give guided tours knowing they are raising money for a good cause.

Micupoftea~ said...

Beautiful blooms, pretty photos! Our Irises are lovely right now too. Love to have you stop by for a cup of Persian Tea~
http://poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com/2012/04/persian-teatime.html#comment-form
Shawn

SquirrelQueen said...

All of your flowers are beautiful Betsy. I can't believe you have roses already, mine are just starting to bud.

Have a great weekend with family and friends.

Daisy said...

I love the azaleas, Betsy, but they are all beautiful. I hope you have a nice time on your visits. :)

Tracy said...

Betsy, the dianthus are adorable and the iris' as well..and of course, the azalease are stunning.I love seeing your raindbow of colors!

HolleyGarden said...

Dianthus is one of my favorite plants. Such a hard worker. And your irises are stunning! But you know I'm excited about your first rose bloom! And how special it must have been to get that bloom brought in for you. I can't wait to hear all about your other roses as they start blooming!

Heidrun Khokhar said...

WOW! spring at your place has everything on the go! What beauties.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Not only stunning to look at but the perfume? must be glorious. I love your camera!

Leontien said...

The flowers look lovely Betsy! I am still waiting... and waiting... and waiting... haha but then i have to remember it is only April! So i just have to wait a little bit more for our flowers ;-)

Big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow-- your irisis are so beautiful, Betsy! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

NatureStop said...

Beatsy,

What a joy to visit your beautiful and colourful garden.Lovely post!Have a great Sunday!

Shantana

ladyfi said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

Wonderful flower shots.

BlueShell said...

I dear! What a gorgeous garden you have. Some flowers I do not: other we do not have here...I suppose!
Sorry to be late but I have to answer to all my visitors and sometimes I do not have the time.
Today I have a lot of paper to see: my pupils had an exercise about Literature and now I have to see the papers carefully.
My husband wanted to go out on a little trip but I do not have time to "travel"!I have work to do. I only go to Church ...then I'll come home to go on working.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Congratulations for you garden.

Betty Manousos said...

oh, you yard looks heavenly, dear betsy!

fantastic flower shots, great blossoms, too!
thanks so much for brightening my day.

hope you have a great remainder of your weekend!

big hugs!

Big Dude said...

Lot's of color Betsy - I thought Wedsnesday's post was your yard.

Fun60 said...

I can't believe you call it a yard - wow it's like parkland to me! Your flowers are so beautiful you must spend hours gardening.

Happyone said...

Oh what beautiful flowers and colors. It must be a little bit of heaven to walk around your yard and see so much beauty.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Gorgeous flowers! One day I hope to have some beautiful flowers in my yard.

Gracie said...

We have pansies in norway and i used to plant it the first three weeks of spring, it's called "stemor"(step mother).

Beatriz said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, no more words!!!
Dear Betsy, have a nice week!!!
Bia

www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

momto8 said...

amazing!! your colorful flowers are so beautiful!..wow! lucky you!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful! Lovely blog! I have just discovered you, and I'm a new follower!
Best,
Anne ♥

diane b said...

Spring certainly has taken hold in your garden. The flowers are all beautiful. I love the azaleas and of course the rose named the same as my beautiful daughter. Have a great weekend with your family and old friends.

Mary said...

I love pinks, iris and pansies! Actually, I guess there aren't many flowers I don't love :-) I've been trying to stitch a pansy on one of my quilt squares and they are harder to stitch then to just enjoy the beauty of them. I like all the different colors they come in.

Ashwini said...

Wow!!! What a gorgeous garden!! You must be caring for all these plants just like a mother... that's why the flowers look sooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing these lovely photographs!!