Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring is Here

Spring Is Here

I've noticed all around my neighborhood flowers are starting to bloom, even though there aren't a lot of different kinds.


But as you can see from the picture, the azaleas are the stars of the show. I inherited this with the house. They are way over my head!

This is looking from the back towards the front. Strangely the ones that got more sun had more blooms and bloomed first.
This is looking at the front of the row of my azaleas.
If you look closely you can see another space forming.........

In The Garden

Lola

40 comments:

  1. Good morning Lola. What beautiful azaleas you have there even though over your head. :-) Your bushes are a bit ahead of our area. Our island bushes are in full bloom but they are always ahead of the larger blooming azaleas. The larger ones have buds on them but only a sparse bloom or two for now. They should start to open up this week though...

    We are off to see the Wizard now! Everyone have a great week...

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  2. The azaleas are beginning to wind down in our town. I'm telling you our city looked like a crayon box exploded it was so beautiful!!

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  3. Lola, you lucky girl! I love azaleas, but you sure have to have the right conditions to grow them. Yours are beautiful! Have you been to Brenda's "View From The Pines" blog? She lives in Tyler and has some pictures from Tyler's Azalea Fest. They really say SPRING!!

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  4. You're ahead of our spring, but I'm seeing redbuds blooming and my late daffodils are starting to bloom. The azaleas will be along soon.

    Cameron

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  5. Lovely Blooms, I've got azaleas this year and hope that some day they will show up as beautiful as yours!!

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  6. Hi Lola, Azaleas are definitely a sign of spring in the garden! I have some just like yours that I inherited with my home too. Such a nice pop of color at this time of the year. Mine are alittle behind yours, they are just starting to bloom. :)

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  7. Those azaleas are beautiful Lola! It looks like they make a great border. It looks like you've got a birdbath garden starting!

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  8. Good morning, Lola; your azaleas are gorgeous! They must put a spring in your step each time you walk out your door and see them.

    I wanted to tell you the buttercups you sent are popping up now, but no blooms yet. I haven't seen any sign of the asparagus yet, though. I'll post some photos when they bloom.

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  9. I love azaleas, though they don't always do well here. No one on my street has many flowers, but one neighbor does have an awesome redbud tree whose bloom I eagerly await each year.

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  10. Good Morning Everyone,
    Skeeter it seems mine is about 2 weeks ahead of your. They are pretty but do not stay long.
    You be careful but have a wonderful time with your family.

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  11. Darla I know what you mean. An explosion around here with color. Mine are just the one color which is quite nice.

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  12. Lola, I am glad you are enjoying spring in your garden and around the neighborhood! The azaleas are beautiful~~I inherited some ugly euonymous bushes and you already know the tales about the invasive plants! The pinkish azalea really are my favorites...Have a delicious day! I hope your birthday was lovely! gail

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  13. Thanks Dawn. I think so too. Wouldn't mind another color but garden is too small.

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  14. Janet I like them too even though they are short lived {bloom wise}.

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  15. Meadowview Thymes, Thank you so much. I haven't been over to Brenda's but will make that a priority now.

    Hi Cameron, yes we do seem to be a bit earlier. But each year is different. Always a breath holder. My daffies have been finished for quite some time.

    Zindagi, thank you so much for the compliment. It won't take long for them to be that big.

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  16. Perennialgardener, It sure is a sign of Spring even though some smaller flowers bloom earlier. Inheriting some plants are nice.

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  17. Thank you Dave. Those azaleas do provide a privacy fence of sorts as they are on the property line. Yes I do have a garden going but it's my Flag Pole Garden. That's another story when finished.

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  18. Hi Rose. Thank you for the nice comment. It does provide a pleasant view for me. It does need a bit of trimming when finished blooming.
    I'm so glad the bulbs are coming along. My asparagus is up & I've had a few sprigs to eat raw. I like it.

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  19. Monica the Garden Faerie I know what you mean. Not too many on my street has flowers either. Since I've lived here some have started to try. Wish there were more.

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  20. Lovely! I miss having them, they don't grow here in the north, not the evergreen kind anyway.
    Marnie

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  21. Good Morning Gail. I am enjoying Spring. The warmer days are good for gardening. I do try to do a little each day.
    I don't like invasive plants as they are too hard to get rid of not to mention they take over. I have a rose that anywhere it touches the ground it roots & here we go. I've threatened to cut it down if it doesn't bloom this year. It's supposed to be an old rose like Seven Sisters but I don't think so.

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  22. Marnie they do signify the start of another productive year. Even though they are short lived the blooms are a welcome sight each year.

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  23. Azaleas seem to be having a very good year in my area as well! Color back in our gardens! I love this time of year~Jacque

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  24. How pretty. Most azaleas seen are much smaller, it's the rhodies that can get huge here. It does look like spring is there!

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  25. Oh they are gorgeous Lola. I love then and always have but have never had any of them or the Rhododendrons. I have a neighbor that has 2 very large Azaleas, a bright lilac color and a almost neon orange and I so look forward to seeing them each spring. Thanks for giving us the great color on this dreary morning!!

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  26. Lola, they're lovely! The ones around here are almost finished blooming, though for some reason ones I planted around my big cedar just opened up a few days ago. They're much smaller than any others I've seen. Must be a dwarf variety, and I'm guessing the cedar steals some of the nutrients so their blooming is delayed. They are sure hardy things. Hope you have a wonderful spring!

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  27. Hi Lola, love those azaleas. The color is just shouting SPRING! I am in my glory right now here in TN with my lilacs. I already have cut and placed some on my kitchen table. I just LOVE the smell of them --it's magical --nothing compares to it. I am about to clip a few for my neighbor -she loves them too. Sidekick will help me and we will surprise her:) Have a wonderful day!!!

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  28. Yahoo for spring! It is pretty nice here too-finally! They look great Lola!

    Hi all, I am out of the net this week and will try to check in as able, but it may not be possible. See ya when I get back!

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  29. Jacque they seem to be abundant here this year. All colors.

    Catherine they could be dwarf. I have a few. One is pink & the other is a red. I brought them back from N.C.

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  30. Hi Jean Thanks much. I'm glad you liked the color of Spring. I didn't know azaleas grew this big till I moved to Fl. I love the native orange & wish I had one. Maybe some day. I really like those rhodies. They get so big & are different colors too. I had them in N.C.

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  31. Walk2write,Thanks for comments. I've learned there are different sizes as well as colors. I've noticed too that when they are around trees they tend to be smaller. Mine are planted on property line be themselves. There are oak trees in the neighbors yard. That's why the ones in the sun bloomed first.

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  32. Hi Anonymous, We have azaleas & you have the lovely lilacs. I really like them but they won't live down here. It would be nice to bring them in the home as the smell would be delicious.
    How sweet of you & Sidekick to surprise your neighbor. She will be in heaven with that glorious smell.

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  33. Hi Brenda, Seems I remember some of the Tx blooms from when I lived there.
    Sure wish I still had the brick that I plucked from a relative's walk. It had the brick co. in Tyler on it.

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  34. Hi Tina, yep, Spring is sure here. Things are popping all over more so since we got a rain. About 4" when it stormed the other day. The water from the ditch was almost up in my Flag Pole Garden. I was sweating {perspiring} bullets about that. lol Sure didn't want the water to wash my topsoil away. Need more castle rock.
    You take it easy & don't overdo. Will see ya. Can't hardly wait.

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  35. Beautiful azaleas -- a nice thing to come with the house! We got our first open azalea bloom today in NC.

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  36. Thank you sweet bay. Yes it was a nice bonus. I love the flowers in NC. Had quite a few when I lived there. I say "lived"---we had a summer place there. I dearly love the mtns.

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  37. There is nothing like the south during azalea blooming time! I was in Savannah last week and they were gorgeous.

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