I walked out into the front yard on Saturday morning to find it filled with blooms.
Since I am on spring break, I thought I would share something not rusty, not crusty, and not a vintage find.
No distressing or tagging or sanding involved either.
Mother Nature has really put on a show on our street.
I guess she remembers all the curses about the extreme winter.
Enjoy this flowery post.
If someone knows this blue flower - a low spreader - let me know. It was an orphan plant I picked up at Lowe's a couple of years ago.
I have several of these salmon pink azaleas.
The color is great for about two days and then they fade quickly.
Yellow Lady Banksia rose with a Pride of Mobile azalea.
My gaudy sisters of the yard.
Love the fuchsia pink with the yellow!
The rose does not have a support - I just let it ramble where it wants.
What a lovely contrast of the white against the coral.
I always call this one "Candy Striper" for the pink stripes on the white. Some blooms pop out all pink.
This one is tucked in right by the front door.
Its foliage is a lighter green - almost a lime color.
A hardy one here - it deserves a big hand for all the color it has put out.
It was smashed by a huge limb and I had no idea if it would spring back.
OOPS! Some rusty fence wire sneaked in.
The lantanna I planted a couple of weeks ago has flourished and is blooming like crazy.
I forgot to check if it was a spreader or an upright one.
Does not matter - I love all lantannas.
This one is special - it has moved with us from our first house to this one.
It was moved when the shed was moved to the backyard.
It was moved and sat in a corner while the pool was built.
I have several azaleas from cuttings from this one -
Which was grown from a cutting from my mother -
Which was grown from a cutting from my grandfather -
Which was grown from a cutting from my great-grandmother.
One last look at the Candy Striper.
Chucks looked over my shoulder to ask what was a "Candy Stripper"!
Naughty, naughty boy.
Enjoy what Mother Nature is giving us now.
I am sure she has something up her sleeve for summer.
I am sure there will be more curses.
Mother Nature does what she pleases!
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