Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In the Yard

Been out catching a few pics of blooms. I still don't have much blooming just yet.The salvia(hot lips, I think) is blooming and looking good. Arkansas Blue star is opening up. I love this grass. It turns a lovely gold color in the fall.Cheddar pink dianthus blooming. I like to brush against the blooms and smell the sweet aroma.Not sure how many blue bird babies we have in the house. We've been enjoying watching the feeding times.Proud papa.I have to admit I cheated on this pic. We were in Memphis a few weeks ago and I took this pic at Mud Island. I think this is a lilac but I may be wrong. Had a nice fragrance.Then I had a take a pic of this viburnum bloom. Looks like a big ole snowball. No smell but beautiful.

Lots of perennials coming up. Hopefully I will have more blooms to post soon.



35 comments:

Marlene said...

Your new blooms are beautifull and you even had a cute frind visit.
xxx
Marlene

Dorothy said...

It's about time you posted again!☺
You have a lot going on in your yard! Beautiful flowers and bluebirds. I peeked in one of our boxes and a bird was sitting on the nest and she didn't even fly!

Carol said...

Looks like spring is in full bloom all around your house. I love blue birds, beautiful!

Smiles,
Carol

beckie said...

Susie, wow that salvia is red! Love the pinks too. Such a pretty color. I think all the blooms seem bigger ths year and soo much more fragant. Can't wait to see some of your oher bloomers. :)

Becky said...

Sister.....everything looks soooo pretty!!!! YEA for spring!!!! When I got home this evening I noticed my iris and my purple salvia were in full bloom. Who knows, I might even blog about them!!!! I love you!!!

Ginger said...

I can't believe your salvia is already blooming! I bought two hot lips at the master gardeners' sale a couple of weekends ago.

How exciting about the bluebirds!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, thanks for showing me your Dianthus.... I never knew the name because the girl who gave us ours just called the PINKS. Have you heard that????

Yours are much farther along than ours though.. Our Phlox is still blooming and looks so pretty. Love your Salvia and your Arkansas Blue star. Gorgeous!!!

Congrats on your Bluebird family.... Soon you'll be having little ones around. How exciting!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Diana said...

Hi Susie, been missing you and now see that all is going well. Those bluebirds are wonderful; we added a new house for them, just no birds. ;( Hope you are having a wonderful beginning to your week. Diana

Darla said...

Susie it's so good to see you've posted. I miss following your gardens. Looks like things are waking up around there.

Jen said...

Susie your yard is blooming beautiful! Congrats on your Bluebird family, they are really making a comeback. And yes that's a lilac, Our bush is bigger than ever this year and the fragrance is the best. Enjoy!

Bill S. said...

The flowers are beautiful. And the ground here is dry enough to start digging, but freezing temps are keeping the flowers at bay.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Susie great shots. I love spring time and all the new birth of birds and flowers. It's God's sign that life is worth renewing.
I love your white Lilac bloom picture. They do smell great. I had a large bush in my yard and DH backed his 4 wheeler trailer over it and broke it down, never did come back or bloom again so I dug it up...sigh...men, like bulls in china shop...lol...
Thanks for sharing all your shots. Love proud papa...
Molly

Roses and Lilacs said...

How exciting to get bluebirds!

That salvia is perfectly named, it does look like lips:)
Marnie

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great pictures. I luv the snowball. Finally got one to live after many failed attempts.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The Pinks are so pretty, that's the look I'm going for at the front of part of my bed this summer.
That's great the Bluebirds were back again, I've always wanted to see one in person.

Terri said...

Love the flowers and the bluebirds. We're starting to see a lot of blooms here, too, but I am not nearly the photographer you are!

perennialgardener said...

Look at all those pretty blooms you have in your garden! I love that Viburnum, the blooms look a bit like Hydrangeas. :)

Meadowview Thymes said...

Glad to see a post Susie! I have missed hearing about your garden.
Beautiful blooms. Everything is slow this year for all of us. I think we are on our way though. Yea!!

Deb said...

Susie...beautiful photos....love the bird.....

George said...

I love these pictures from your garden. The bluebird nicely complements the color of the blossoms.

marmee said...

love the ground level dianthus photo. yes that is lilac...it smells wonderful and only blooms for a few weeks. we are also enjoying our bluebirds...we put out several more house this year for them.
happy spring.

A. Joy said...

Things are really coming along over at your place! Dianthus is probably my favorite of all flowers because when I was little my parents had it in our yard and I would wait all year to stick my nose in it! I love how they smell!

Rose said...

Hi, Susie! Good to see all the blooms in your garden. The only Dianthus I have was planted in a pot a few years ago, but it keeps coming back year after year--now that's a hardy plant! How lucky you are to have bluebirds visiting you--hope they're the bluebirds of happiness:)

Daisy said...

Beautiful flowers, Susie! Must be fun to watch those bluebirds. I love the way the lilacs smell. They are just starting to come out here. Hope you have a great day! :)

thewritegardener said...

I think that's plenty of bloomin stuff. And I think you're right, I believe that is a lilac and they do smell lovely.

Rosey Pollen said...

Fantastic white blossoms... so pure and reminiscent of snowball bushes we used to put on my grandpas grave. Cute bird too.

I am so happy spring is springing for you!

KathyB. said...

Isn't it funny ( or sweet)how precious the first blooms of spring are to us? I can almost smell the fragrance of some of your flowers ...especially the Dianthus. Gardening weather is here, finally! Can't wait to see what you have in store for your gardens Susie.Really!

Mildred said...

Hi Susie, Pretty blooms and I love the blue birds. You are good to be able to photograph them - I always miss the bird and get a blurred tree limb! I'm taking a blog break but my email is oldmissy@hotmail.com - hope you have a nice weekend.

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Susie ~ Catching up on all your writes ... I love LOVE your flowers. Have never seen the Arkansas blue flower ... awesome. I'm just ITCHING to dig in the dirt, but about 2 more weeks to go ... tho buying all the flowers now to 'get ready'.

Sherry left this AM & now we are off to Ansel's 9th birthday party.

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Jacquie said...

I love everything about Spring (well, except for the pollen and severe storms). Have a fun Sunday!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Those are the sweetest blue birds I have ever seen. How lucky that you were able to capture those pics. Love all your blooms you've got going on too. I do believe that is Lilacs--my favorite flower--too bad they don't grow down here.

Hope you have a good week.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie, saw one of your comments on another blog today. I was worried that maybe your area had been hit by those terrible storms over the weekend. Glad to see you are ok. The news said something like 17 counties were effected. That is a lot of people with damage.
Marnie

Leedra said...

I also think it is a lilac bloom. My snowballs are blooming right now too, if the wind didn't bloom them away last night. (Been in Rockwood today....hope the house is still there when I get home tonight too!)

trailrider731 said...

hay hay,

Love the color! Isn't it fun this time of year, watching everything wake up!!

So far most everything I have looks like it may have survived. OOPs, still waiting on signs of life from the Mexican Firebush and the Lantana. They are some of the last to wake up though.

seeya
LM
the best is yet to come!!!
LOVE MY BLUEBIRDS TOOOO!!!

A.VinczeBPs said...

Was just browsing and saw your pictures, very beautiful! Sorry if you don't like random comments. :)