Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What is Blooming???

Love and Peace Roses
We go to the beach every year around the first of May... Each year,  when we get back home,  we are always 'anxious' about what we'll find in our yard... AND---depending upon the year and the weather,  every year is different from the previous ones.   This year was no exception. 

Even when we left FOR the beach,  there were lots of Roses already blooming.  It was hard to leave the yard---but we 'forced' ourselves.. ha....    BUT---coming home was even more awesome!!!  Not only were the Roses blooming,  but also lots of the Lilies and even a Daylily were all blooming.

Today I'll share a little of what we found when we got home from the beach on Saturday,  May 12.    Hope you enjoy seeing more of the beauty in our yard!  Be sure and click on the pictures to see them larger.  The first two pictures were taken on May 3 --before we left on our trip.  All of the rest of the pictures were taken on May 12 when we returned.




This picture was taken from the side, looking across the driveway at two of our Rose beds.  Can you imagine how hard it was for us to leave all of this beauty????   Luckily though,  it was still there for us when we got home!




This is what met us when we drove into the yard that day.   These gorgeous lilies are named Montenegro and the roses in the background are named Veteran's Honor.




Aren't these lilies pretty?   They bloomed for us ---when we came home on the 12th.  They are appropriately named  Lollypop.  




This picture was taken of one of our round flowerbeds in front.  This one is the middle bed --and it's full of lilies and pansies...  The names of the lilies in this picture are Juanita.




We even have one set of daylilies blooming already.  This one is named Wild Horses.




This bed (near the front road) is full of color now... The irises are mostly bloomed out ---but the roses and lilies are really showing off.   All of those red roses (Veteran's Honor) are on ONE bush--believe it or not!!!!!  The roses on the right are named Double Delight,  and the yellow roses are named Welcome Home. 




Finally,  here is one of my all-time favorite roses,  named Peppermint Splash.  This one had not bloomed until we returned from our trip.  Isn't it beautiful?

Hope you enjoyed seeing our flowers today!!!!!   AND--I also hope that you have a fabulous  day!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy 

67 comments:

Ms. A said...

What a wonderful welcome home!

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, your roses and lilies are just gorgeous. So many beautiful colors. Your yard and gardens must be the envy of the neighborhood. Your header shot is gorgeous too. Have a great day!

Sandra said...

blaze of glory came to mind as I browse your garden. so very beautiful. the peace roses at the top are just stunning. what a wonderful sight to greet you when you got home.

Sharon said...

My goodness, those are all just beautiful. Several years ago before we started traveling in May/June, we planted about six different kinds of daylilies along our screened-in porch. They do bloom at different times, but for the most part, we miss them. Oh well, our neighbors and the people who take care of our house sure do enjoy them. Have a great day! Bet there's another adventure already in the works for you two!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a lovely sight to see on your return home.
I think the flowers are just blooming their hearts out this Spring, the colors are spectacular.
Thank you for sharing Betsy, I'd be tempted to stay home for awhile, and enjoy your gorgeous flowers :)
~Jo

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. All of them. Of course, without a doubt in MY mind, my favorites have always been roses, so I especially enjoyed their 'dazzle'.

RoeH said...

I've always fanticized about having an English garden with flowers everywhere and just growing profusely. With no work involved though, you know. :) Your garden is just beautiful! What a joy.

Darla said...

My goodness at the color in your gardens! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite here.

BlueShell said...

Wow ...you do have beautiful frlowers ...I love those roses, especially the "Peremint"...BUT I DO NOT KNOW what "Daylily" are! Is there any in your photos???

Kiss and hug you. Isabel/Bhell

Neal said...

Wow, that is colorful and beautiful. You guys sure do have a beautiful yard.

Fun60 said...

Those lilies are unbelievable such a riot of colour.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think your yard just gets more beautiful each year. WOW!!!

linda m said...

Betsy, you have the most beautiful yard I have ever seen. How can you leave it? I will be planting my flowers today - it is finally warm enough to put plants in the ground.

Dorothy said...

Betsy, your yard is gorgeous! Love those red roses and red lilies!!! How could you tear yourself away from this paradise to go to the beach????

joy said...

REally enjoyed the sight and really beautiful flowers. By the way, who watered your plants when you were away?

Karin said...

That's one amazing garden! Love looking at your flowers before I go to work in the morning!

BlueShell said...

Thank you, dear! Now I know "what " they are. My favorite is the Hush Little Baby Daylily

Hugs
BShell

Tabor said...

So...you have no deer and no rabbits, lucky you. And how many gardeners take care of your yard when you are on travel?

Small Kucing said...

those are gorgeous!!! You certainly have a way with plants :)

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Small Kucing said...

those are gorgeous!!! You certainly have a way with plants :)

kathy

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Out on the prairie said...

I know that feeling of coming back to your flowers.Lovely blooms, you have put lots of effort into that yard.

the cuby poet said...

What a splash of colour such a lovely welcome home.

TexWisGirl said...

those scarlet lilies are gorgeous!

Retired English Teacher said...

I just love those lilies! The many varieties are fascinating. Coming home to these truly must have been a thrill.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I would go to the beach too...but nice to be welcomed home by such beauty

Beth said...

Wow...your flowers are stunning, Betsy! Lucky you---to go to the beach, then come home to such splendor. I love them all, but those Montenegro lilies are amazing. And I really, really love that you had a rose called Welcome Home to welcome you home. :-)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I think I will they to develop a rose garden here in my farm yard near the house. I have been so busy lately with the sale prep for the lake house, my veggies and every-day chores that it has been hard to find time to develop more of this property. All in good time. You yard is prize-worthy for sure! Have a wonderful day!

Sylvia K said...

Welcome home, Betsy, hope you and George had a great trip! Your flowers are absolutely breathtaking and such gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing the beauty with your wonderful photos!! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

I love the Peppermint Splash, it seems to have more red and less white this year. Also my next favorite is Love And Peace! You could be your own little Botanical Garden and charge admission, I would certainly pay! We have a Hone & Garden association here and the best gardens get put in the paper and people can tour them on Garden Weekend. Do you have something like that...I would think you would be their first choice.

Happyone said...

Your gardens were all in splendor to welcome you back home.
Gorgeous photos!!

Jean said...

What a wonderful welcome gift!
Your garden is beautiful. It must be hard to leave.:)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your roses are gorgeous. Your daylilies are also beautiful. My roses need some help. I have not been home enough to tend them and my hubby does the best he can which is not good help with the roses.

Linda said...

So beautiful, Betsy. You two are going to have to restrict your travels to the winter months. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How wonderful to come home to all those flowers!

Pat Tillett said...

How beautiful your place is! I'm sure it takes a lot of work, to keep it that way...

Kay said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I have a rose bush that puts out roses just like the one you call "peppermint splash". People are always asking me what kind of rose bush it is and I always said I didn't know. But now I will know what to tell them.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Such pretty colors in your yard and I bet it smells divine, too!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

imac said...

What a welcome back eh, great.

Maple Lane said...

A lovely way to be welcomed home. They are all so pretty! Have a nice evening, Betsy.

Ann said...

So pretty. What a wonderful sight to come home to. It's your very own garden paradise

Janice K said...

My, oh my---Your yard is beyond my wildest dreams. So, so beautiful!

Rohrerbot said...

You must secretly have someone watering your garden or managing your place while you're out of town:) I love love love your flowers. You have the done a great job with your garden. I do enjoy a nice rose.

Janie said...

You certainly had plenty of beauty waiting for you at home. Seeing it all must have made your heart glad.

Sandra said...

what beautiful flowers you have!

Daisy said...

What a beautiful welcome home! Your flowers are just so gorgeous, Betsy! I'm glad you had such a nice trip to the beach.

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Betsy, The flowers are gorgeous!!! I love all of them but especial the orange yellow roses. Your camera takes wonderful snaps.
I ventured into your Blog the other day and saw all the pics of you and your hubby and the water falls. I love the way you both have matching t-shirts.. I would never think of that...it just shows how much you love each other. xxxx

carolina nana said...

Hummmm ?? can't decide which rose I like best, the love and peace or the peppermint !! also love the lilies.
Thanks for the photo size reducing info, I was already reducing mine, just not enough apparently. I reduced them to what you do and they are downloading fine and I've seen no more notices about running out of space.
Blessings
Marilyn

Faye said...

What a welcome home! When I was working always hated to be gone from home in May especially--which was prime conference time for Farm Bureau. Regretted what I'd miss blooming in my garden--especially the peonies. Glad you and George had such a colorful welcome home.

Do you grow annuals as well? Container plantings? BTW, wouldn't even try to pick a favorite out of these photos--it would always be the next one I scroll to. :-) Although, I do like the Lolipops.

mudderbear said...

wow...I wish I could come see your beautiful flowers. They really are exquisite.

In Love With Sunflower said...

These are lovely blooms Ms Betsy! It is indeed difficult to leave such beauties behind. However, our good Lord takes care of His creations though you were not available for a couple of days away from home. What a blessing! God bless, Farida :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Betsy, you and George have the most beautiful yard. I always like to see your roses and other flowers. The Montenegro lily is just stunning!

Arkansas Patti said...

See, providing them with a wonderful home makes them able to survive with out you.
Not sure I could leave such beauty. Really like those Wild Horses.
People must drive past you place just to sniff.

Catherine said...

You sure have lots of beauty surrounding you Betsy! Wonderful!
xo Catherine

ladyfi said...

Your roses are just fabulous!

KathyA said...

Oh Betsy!!!

With beauty like this it's a wonder you two ever stray from home!!!

Terry and Linda said...

Your yard is just delightful! It's full of color for the eyes, scents for the nose, and peace for the soul.

I love seeing every inch of it and how you and George have it designed!

Just lovely!


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Brenda said...

WOW, Betsy, lots of beautiful colors and varieties!! You and George put in a lot of time in your yard for it to look so wonderful! But you are getting good exercise and good clean air for your bodies. THAT's also a plus!! I am amazed at all you do. That Peppermint Splash rose is very beautiful and I can see why they call it peppermint. But the other roses are stunning, too. SHOOT, the WHOLE YARD IS STUNNING!! Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Brenda

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! I love your roses. They are so beautiful. You have such a splendid flower garden. What a nice welcome to coming home from the beach. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos.

Glenda said...

Betsy, I'm sure folks love driving by your place just to see your beautiful blooms! I know the beauty doesn't just happen!

nanny said...

Your flowers always amaze me!!!! Such beauty and I know this takes lots of TLC from you and George .... Good job you two!!!!

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

Breathtaking! Absolutely breathtaking!

Daddy said...

Wow..such beautiful flowers..I love them but unfortunately I don't have green fingers...Everything that I attempt to plant so far has turned brown !! Hahaha...

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

the roses are so colorful :) but i love those in pastel shades

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Pam said...

You certainly are surrounded by beautiful flowers of every color combination imaginable.
Thanks for sharing the beauty, Betsy. It just made my day brighter.
Hugs

Chatty Crone said...

What a great welcome home blessing for you and George. Sandie

Jeevan said...

Absolutely fantastic and colorful! The flowers are very pretty Betsy, the roses and wild horse flower is my fav here.

Twilight Man said...

The Roses and Lilies are beautiful with so many rich colors! Over here, we only get fake flowers in bright colors! I wonder who watered your plants whenever you went away?