Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header this month is a beautiful CROCUS in our Yard. When the Crocus and Daffodils bloom --that means that SPRING 'may' be on the way!!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

MAY in our Yard ---2017

Mr. Lincoln Rose  (5/18/17)
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL.  Whatever you do today,  stop and say a Prayer of Thanksgiving for those men and women who gave their lives so that we can have the FREEDOMS we enjoy so much today.. God Bless them and God Bless America.

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After the terrible drought last year,  we have been blessed so far this spring with an abundance of rain..  Our yard LOVES it ---and we are thrilled to see everything which was totally brown last Fall turn green again...

Today,  I wanted to show you some of this GREEN  in our own front yard...  BUT--I didn't want to stop with just the greens of spring... SO--I included some of this year's ROSES which are now blooming BIGTIME... Hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you to enjoy...  Click on the pictures for enlargements.


A Green House and a Green Yard (5/18/17);  Lilies beginning to bloom --but the Irises are finished for the season;



Flaminco Rose (5/22/17)---one of my favorites (out of many fav's)



From the garage and driveway area,  looking across the yard toward the road (5/18/17)



Melody Parfumme Rose  (5/18/17)  Love this color!



Looking across the front yard toward the Ivy Bed;  Isn't the grass just beautiful?  (5/18/17)  George added some Rose Containers in front of the Ivy Bed this year. 



Gemini Roses --love the 'triplets'  don't you?  (5/18/17)



A close-up of the Ivy Bed and the Rose Containers;  Even the Ivy and Periwinkle (which struggled during the drought) has come back nicely!  (5/18/17)



Wildfire Rose  (5/22/17)




In front of the big Rose Bed -you will find two other smaller beds.  The bottom one contains this year's Pansies and Petunias.  The one above it contains  Day Lilies,  Irises, Daffodils, etc...


Paradise Rose  (5/18/17)


Oregold Rose  (5/27/17)   Oh--how I love YELLOW Roses!!!





Here's a close up of my little Pansy/Petunia Bed...  I usually plant Panies in the Fall and they will last through the winter until it gets hot in July.  However,  due to the drought,  I didn't plant any last Fall..  I planted them a couple of months ago --and am pleased with all of the pretty colors... Do you like them?  (NOTE:  I don't usually plant Petunias but this year,  I loved their bright pink colors.  SO--I just had to get some.   See them?)



Cabana Rose in our yard  (5/18/17)   We have four different 'splotchy' ones like this --and I love them.



Now you can see almost all of the front yard  (at least the upper part above the driveway);  I could almost sleep on that grass!!!!  (5/18/17)



Double Delight Rose  (always a beautiful Rose,  and one of my all-time favorites)  (5/22/17)



Peace Rose  (another all-time favorite of mine);  (5/18/17)
I decided to close with PEACE --since we desperately need peace in our world now... Prayers for Manchester --and around the world where people are getting killed for NO reason.

Hope these pictures brought a smile to your face today...  Do you have a favorite Rose out of today's group????

Hugs  and enjoy Memorial Day Wherever you are!