Sunday, May 6, 2012

~~~Around the Yard on Cinco de Mayo~~~

 Hi everyone! I have not shown you anything PRETTY for awhile, (moving is NOT pretty) so I thought I would share some beauty around the yard. This is a gorgeous time of year around here. We have about 40 rhododendron bushes and more azaleas so things are very colorful right now. It is amazing to watch the unfurling of a flower. God's artistry at work.
 The columbine are just starting to show their colors too. I will show some other ones tomorrow. I just saw that they are blooming out by the driveway too.
 These rhodos started out here at about 18 inches tall. Now, they are about 20 FEET tall. This is ONE bush, FULL of buds and blooms. It is right off our back deck.

 Last night I went and bought my flowers for the window boxes and pots and last night and tonight got all the window boxes planted and most of the pots. I will share the deck "all gussied up" later this week.

 These are deciduous azaleas. There is an orange one and a salmon colored one. Some lavender azalea is shoing through behind them.
 The salmon bloom.



 This rhodo is Joe's favorite. Just that one speck of color on the white flower. SO pretty.
 This is a red rhodo. My old boss was THROWING IT OUT and I asked if I could have it. She thought it was dying. Well, it has been here for about 18 years and thriving:):)
 When it is in full bloom it is beautiful and I will get a shot of it then for you.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. I am going to share this at these parties:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Remodelaholic's Anonymous on Friday at Remodelaholic
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
XO, Pinky

27 comments:

  1. Everything is just simply gorgeous, Pinky!

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  2. Pinky,
    This post brought to my mind the song..."The Hills are Alive"...only here it's "with the gorgeous flowers of Pinky"! What a lovely collection you have! My pots on the front porch and back garden are still vacant...waiting for our Annual Garden Club Plant $ale this Saturday! I'll be watching to see what you've done as an inspiration!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  3. Gorgeous....all of those vibrant colors! =) xo ~Liz

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  4. Just gorgeous Pinky! Your post with such lovely flowers made me happy and now I have a smile on my face. Such vibrant and gorgeous colors and nature's beauty has no comparison. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Take care of your back while moving things around!
    FABBY

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  5. just a test, some have said they couldn't comment....

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  6. Pinky: What fabulous collection of roadies and azaleas. The colors are outstanding with the green background. Just beautiful..Happy Monday..Judy

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  7. Very pretty landscaping, love the tour!
    Cindy

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  8. Wow, your flowers are so beautiful! It looks like spring is alive and well in your gorgeous yard!

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  9. Beautiful! What a glorious part of spring!

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  10. You have a beautiful yard...I am sure you just hate leaving it....but then again, you will start over and make another gorgeous garden!

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  11. Everything is so pretty! Will you miss your yard or will the new house have lots of room to plant?

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Pinky. I love the pics of the flowers - I can't believe they are in your own backyard! Good luck with the move. I'll be back to see what the new house looks like!

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  13. Such amazing color in your garden. It was a very dry spring here. I forgot to water and my lilacs are just kind of dry, shrivelled things. The azaleas and rhodos are amazing. Joni

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  14. YOur home is so beautiful... only to be outdone by how glorious the outside of your home looks now! I was thrilled to see that stunning rhododendron dripping over your porch stairs... in real life!!!!
    Your plants are putting on a grand show!
    xo

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  15. Pinky~ I always think fall is my favorite season until spring rolls around! How gorgeous to see all those blooms~ our azaleas are done, I so enjoy seeing yours! Good luck packing :)

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  16. Well, these are all JUST BEAUTIFUL and such a joy to be able to see. Thank you so much for sharing those great photos with us. I saw your post over at "Wow Us Wednedsay"...and you surely did "wow" me!

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  17. What a beautiful garden you have! Thanks for your visit to my Sanibel post. Yes, the shelling was wonderful and I hope you get there too. It's a wonderful place to just relax and enjoy the sun and sand.

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  18. Hi Pinky .... Beautiful flowers.... love the pinls so beautiful you post makes my heart happy.... really lovely one ....
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    With love
    Farah

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  19. Pinky - The flowers are lovely - I smiled the whole time looking at your pictures!

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  20. Pinky how beautiful they all are!!

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  21. All of those plants are blooming beautifully! I love all of those purple flowers.

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  22. Beautiful yard Pinky. I love all of the colors that pop. Flowers are so beautiful and they bring us alot of happiness and smiles. Thanks for visiting Pinky and have a wonderful Mother's day. XO Linda

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  23. So many beautiful colors. It must be a pleasure just to look out the window!

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  24. What an absolutely beautiful garden. Your flowers are so pretty and the colors are incredible.

    Thanks for the inspiration today.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  25. Oh, Pinky,
    Such gorgeous flowers. Your outdoor space is amazing! How will you bear to leave it all? (I would dig it all up and move it to the new house under the cover of night!!!)Ha Ha
    Hugs,
    Patti

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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