Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today I’m joining Susan's Outdoor Wednesday. My garden is a little behind this year. I’m sure it’s do to the loooong winter we’ve had! But some things have bloomed and some are on the verge.

It’s funny how the bulbs in this bed have bloomed but the bulbs in  a bed in my front yard haven’t!

The one Mahonia that I have. It has fragrant yellow flowers in the spring and blueish berries in the fall which the birds love.
When the Forsythia starts to bloom, then I know for certain it’s spring!


This HUGE Pussywillow was just a stick when I planted it almost 10 years  ago! It's almost as tall as that Leyland Cypress.


This Camellia always has blooms in the winter and then again in spring.

I always like to have a few annuals in this pot to brighten  my backdoor. Red and yellow my favorite color combination!


Be sure to stop by A Southern Daydreamer to see the other participants for Outdoor Wednesday.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my blooms today. Hopefully, there will be more next week!



Ally's Corner said...

I love seeing the signs of springs.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Seeing this long winter finally end is sooo exciting! Your yard is already looking great. Enjoy the warmer temps this weekend.


Lee Laurie said...

I'm so happy that Spring had sprung! I love your pictures of your flowers and trees blooming.

Lee Laurie

Julie said...

I love your beautiful Pictures...I am so ready for spring

kim said...

Gorgeous pictures of all those beautiful flowers coming up.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Just beautiful! I love all the bright colors….spring is on its way!

Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

Melissa Miller said...

You really do have so many pretty and vibrant blooms! Everything is Spring-y and lovely.

Love the pot by your back door. I'm going to add flowers to the bottom of mine now. I'm inspired yet again. *Smiles*

Julie Harward said...

Ohhhh, it's like nature is saying...it's ok, life will go on! Love it all, your beds are going to be beautiful. Happy Spring! :D

Michelle Hoad said...

We have been working so hard on getting our vegetable garden going that I have totally neglected my front flower beds. I really need some color in my life.

Patricia said...

So beautiful!
I love the hyacinth ~ they smell like spring!!

Becky K. said...

I got very excited today when I saw a forsythia blooming in a yard I passed by.

The tulips are coming up but are still a ways away from blooming here while the crocus have been blooming for over a week in spots.

Your flowers are great.

Thanks for sharing.

Becky K.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Lovely photos!♥

luvtodecorate said...

Isnt it exciting to see spring come! Your yard is beautiful!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

MANUELA! What a great post. Love all the spring plants and budding blooms. I can't stand it. I'm so jealous....we have a lot of dirt here still and can't usually plant till after mother's day! Booohhhooooo!
I would love these gorgeous flowers in my yard...and I would like a blue back door too like yours!!!!

Light and Voices said...

Lovely Spring flowers!
Joyce M

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. Just what I needed after a gray, rainy Oregon day.

Linda said...

Manuela, these photos are just wonderful- thanks so much for sharing them! Our snow is GONE here in Minnesota, so I am hoping it will be an early spring!

Tracy F. said...

Beautiful! Spring is finally on the way!

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful photos. Mom's daffodils and lilly of the valley are blooming, and the trees are all budding out. Such a wonderful sight! Kathy

Megan said...

I'm so glad spring is finally here. Enjoy your beautiful flowers and the wonderful spring weather.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love seeing your blooms, Manuela! I'll be thrilled when I see the first little bit of green poking through the dirt!

Gracie said...

You have an amazing garden!

Sarah C said...

Wow, I'm only an hour and a half north of you but we don't have nearly this much blooming....I guess it's on it's way!

Happy@Home said...

Your yard is looking very springy and pretty. This is such an exciting time in the garden ~ something new every day, it seems.
I love your blue door with "welcome" stenciled on it.

Richella said...

Ummmm. . . I can just smell those flowers! I love hyacinths outdoors. . . indoors the smell can be overwhelming, but out in the sunshine--yummy!

And I love that you have your own pussy willow! What a great thing to have in ample supply right in your own garden!

Julie said...

Lucky you to have flowers blooming. New house so there is not a thing in the yard yet! But hubby has been working hard the last few days since it been in the 60's but they say this will be the last day for awhile (snow and cold is on its way).

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Julie said...

And Red and Yellow are USMC colors!!
Ooo-Rah! Hugs

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Manuela! Isn't it nice to see some signs of spring? I'm waiting for that one last Easter freeze, though! Yikes! Beautiful flowers...hugs...Debbie

shopannies said...

Your pictures show the reasons I love spring what great pictures thank you

Ms. Bake-it said...
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Ms. Bake-it said...

Your garden is going to be lovely! Great photos. I love your blue back door and the pot next to it!

~ Tracy

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Donna said...

Lots of pretty blooms!


Cindy said...

Manuela, It appears that Spring has Sprung in your part of the world. I love all of your flowers and the pot by your pretty blue back door.

Karen June Miller said...

Thanks for the gorgeous garden tour!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Stop by my blog to enter my Harney and Son's "Irish Breakfast Tea" Giveaway. Just post a comment.

Best Blessings, KJ

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

I noticed today the crocus are blooming and a few hyacinths are getting ready to bloom...So happy to see Spring!

jenjen said...

Beautiful and so Spring-y! I love seeing all of the flowers poling their way up. We are not there yet here. I can't wait for Spring!


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This is such a fun time of year as everything gets ready to get SO beautiful!! The color of your door has captured my heart, lol! :)

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*Ulrike* said...

I just notice my forsythia blooming today. It was a long time coming as here in the south it has been one long, crazy winter!!

♥ Kathy said...

Such beautiful flowers and I love that statue! I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day and Outdoor Wednesday :)

mamta said...

The signs of spring are so beautiful.. I look forward to end this winter.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Manuela~
I am all caught up, from the darling Spring mantel to your fabulous Spring flowers! Your garden pictures are always such a treat.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have some beautiful blooms. We've been cleaning out our garden and getting ready to plant. It's so nice to have great weather.

Melanie said...

Spring is on its way! I can't wait to see some green up here at my house.

Your flowers are very pretty.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I so enjoyed seeing al the touches of Spring. I especially love it when the daffodils bloom.

Sherry said...

It definitely looks like spring has come to Georgia. Virginia needs a little time to catch up.

Kathleen Grace said...

You are lamenting that your garden isn't out very far, but it WAY ahead of mine:>) Beautiful blooms and more to come. It is lovely Manuela:>)

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures! I love spring! Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Blessings, Karen

Rachel said...

I planted red and yellow primroses too...beautiful! Can't wait until it's time to plant more flowers.