Friday, March 13, 2009

Floral Friday - Pretty in Pink and Dreams of Spring

It's been a beautiful last few days here in northern Georgia! For the last several days we've had temps in the mid to upper 70's, and mostly blue skies. I'm typing this post on Wednesday, and it's a lovely day, but by the time you read this on Friday we should be having some spring showers, and they are predicted for all weekend. And I'm so glad! The last 3 or 4 springs we've been sadly lacking in the spring shower department, and follow that with few summer and fall showers, too. We've been in a terrible drought, but we seem to be finding our way out of that now.

I don't have many things blooming right now, but I wanted to share them with you anyway. There are just a few blooms on my favorite camellia bush - it's called April Remembered, and is a very pale pink bloom. We planted it about 4 years ago, and it had not bloomed again untl this year, and I've been so excited to see those gorgeous pink blooms!



Also, I have a flowering Magnolia, in these parts sometimes called a 'tulip tree' that is just beautiful right now. The blooms are a paler pink on the inside and a deeper fuschia/purpley pink on the outside.

This second pcture is the top of the tree, looking up to the sky. The lamp post is in the corner of our yard.

And I've been digging in beneath the leaves so I can see what's putting out a little bit, and wanted to share a few of my plants that are dreaming of spring.

They are (left to right, top to bottom):

  1. Daffodil
  2. Garden Phlox
  3. Lilac buds
  4. Magnolia
  5. Hydrangea
  6. Hydrangea
  7. Daylilies
  8. Foxgloves
  9. Woodland Poppies
  10. Bearded Iris
  11. Hellebores
  12. Hellebores

I can't wait to see all my beauties blooming this spring and summer! So tell me, what do you have that's blooming in your garden???

Blessings friends! Becky

6 comments:

debbie said...

BLESSINGS BECKY,
MY TULIP TREE BUDS WERE FROZEN ON FRIDAY...IN 8 YEARS WE HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO ENJOY THE BLOOMS TWICE....THEY END UP FREEZING EVERY YEAR......AND THEY ALSO BLOOM IN THE FALL....THERE WILL BE A EARLY FREEZE AND THEY ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TREE.
YOUR FLOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Mildred said...

Our "tulip" magnolias opened this week. Like Debbie's, they often get nipped by the cold weather. The jonquils and helleborous are all doing well too. I hope you enjoy the weekend and a nice, soaking rain.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your magnolia trees are so gorgeous.The blooms are so pretty, love them but just have a star magnolia that has not bloomed yet.

The Charm House said...

Becky, Thank you for taking the time to stop and post a comment on my question. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately with my grandmother going into a nearby nursing home and me becoming one of the primary "caretakers". It is exhausting and I think I have felt that possibly I should give up blogging to do more for her. But now I know that I have to keep this outlet to keep myself going! My blogging friends are my support! And I need them, I reached out last night and they were there!
Thank you so much!
Hugs, Yvette

Niki RuralWritings said...

Lovely photos! We up in the north are still in the fifties temperature wise, but the sun is shining and it's getting more springy everyday!
Blessings,
Niki

The White Bench said...

Becky, sorry you are congested!! Hope you're better now!
These flowers are terrific! Love each and every photograph!Magnolia... aaaaahhhhh!
Monicax.