Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good morning

Good morning Friends ~ What a lovely, cool morning it is. We had gray skies, Sun and Monday, with rain off and on Monday. It was really windy yesterday too.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter week.

This is George Tabor azaleas.


Duchesse de Brabant

Don Juan

Don Juan and Bon Silene growing up over the main garden arbor.

Don Juan

Bon Silene


Crape Jasmine and Vanda orchids


I think these are either Old Blush or Bon Silene.

"Gardening is all about cultivating the senses:

the palette of colors,

the scent of the flowers,

planting for songbirds.

It's the closest I can come to creating peace and solitude."

From: An Affair With a House', by Bunny Williams

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Floridagirl said...

Beautiful flowers...all of them...roses, frangipani, azaleas! You have an amazing garden, Flower Lady! :~)

I have seen those Don Juans blooming beautifully with healthy leaves here in Central Florida. I need to find one for myself. I'm crying a little right now over my freeze-burned plumeria. Didn't protect it well enough. :`(

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Beautiful as always. I love seeing your tropical gardens and spring blooming roses. Enjoy the days before the heat sets in. Hope you're feeling better.

Becca's Dirt said...

You sure have some beauties there. They are all so pretty.

Have a good day OK.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

You have so much going on--it is a smorgasbord for the senses! So many blooms--all of them lovely.

Ami said...

Oh, how lovely! I love all of them. Your Roses are amazing! I need to write down those names to include in my watch list. Can you let me know if they can stand our florida's summer as well (i.e., no black spots)? They look very healthy in your picture.

Azalea is definetly on my list for next year. I am in a plan to open another flower bed so that I can include more shade loving plants.

Thanks for a beautiful post to brighten my day!

aims said...

I've been catching up after my 4 days away - and my heart and mind feel at peace here now. Thank you FL for your wonderful pics and soothing beautiful music. It does my body good to come and rest here a while.

Skeeter said...

I do not have roses in my garden as I dont have luck with them. But yesterday, I actually picked up a couple and almost put them in my cart! I saw the price then was soon reminded of our poor soil for roses. Sigh, back onto the shelf they went. I will continue to enjoy such beauties as are in your gardens….

Kiki said...

Wow gorgeous blooms..it is always so dreamy and inspiring here! Love the pinks..magnificent! I can almost smell the flowers here!! beautiful!

Sandra said...

I just love your flowers, you have such amazing roses. I only wish to have a garden half as beautiful as yours one day :)

NellJean said...

Spring, ah, Spring!

George Tabor is my second fave azalea.

Rambling Tart said...

Such cheery bursts of color on a cloudy day :-)

Mrs. Mac said...

your 'babies' are beautiful! thanks for sharing. enjoy the nice weather .. still waiting for the rest of spring to arrive ... soon.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

They all look so fresh with the raindrops. I just love how the Azalea looks surrounded by the ferns. Sounds like your weather is about like ours.

NanaK said...

Such pretty flowers. You really have a gift with your roses. I am just beginning to try some roses myself. Do you spray yours? I'm trying not to spray as I have limited sunny areas and my butterfly plants are there too.