Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Weekend...Down South

Yesterday and today we've been working in the yard adding cypress mulch, weeding and doing Spring maintenance.
The weather has been so warm for the last week or so, and almost everything is in bloom here in Georgia. While I was taking a break, I took a few photos. Hope you enjoy them.


This is an American dogwood we planted as a twig in 2001. It didn't bloom for several years, but look at her now.


This blossom is from a wild dogwood in the side yard.


The first blooms this year from Madame Alfred Carriere climbing rose...partially open...


...and here fully open... 


...and Deutzia gracillis...sorry, I don't know the common name for it.  If you know please email me, 'cause I always get funny looks when I give the botanical names for plants.


 Thanks for visiting my garden...actually, it's more a yard than a garden, but somehow garden sounds so much nicer. 
I'm going now to put my feet up. My legs are sore from weeding, planting and putting out the mulch.
Hope you have a great Sunday.
Babs
Joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.

20 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This weather is just weird. We worked in the yard all day, too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs your flowering trees and shrubs look beautiful!!

vignette design said...

Loved the garden tour Babs. Now go relax--you deserve it!

The French Hutch said...

How beautiful your garden grows Babs. I've planted many twigs only to move away and leave them. We are a long way from a mature garden here. Your Dogwood was worth the wait. So beautiful. Madame alfred Carriere is a beauty, and I love the color. Wish I could help you on the while Deutzia gracillis, I don't know the common name either, but it is lovely. Thanks for the help with the Japanese Kerria, exactly right.
Hope your Sunday is lovely.

~Emily

Sue said...

Hi Babs....beautiful flowers in your garden....I have one single rose that has bloomed and ofcourse my yearly case of poison ivy.....my landscaper is suppose to pull weeds for what he gets paid for the month...I need to send him the bill for my prescription I had to have filled!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I love the dogwood.
I worked in the yard all day too. Things are just beginning to come up and trees just budding. But we are still about a month ahead of schedule.

Olive Cooper said...

Your dogwood is lovely. All of our have that disease and are dying.

a8383 said...

Oh Babs, Your yard is gorgeous! Our dogwoods are really pretty this year too- they must have liked the tornado weather! My roses aren't blooming yet but leafing out nicely. Well my Lady Banks rose is blooming and so sweet and pretty. LOVE spring- even in March! Get some R and R today! Angela

Priscilla said...

Your Deutzia doesn't really have a common name, just Deutzia. it is a type of Hydrangea.

Emreen said...

Wow ! Beautiful shots Babs ...!! Love the flowers especially the roses... !!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Babs, I've found my way to your blog through Sandie at Chatty Crone's blog. Beautiful photos - I love flowers. Have a fantastic Sunday!

Eva

Kelly said...

Your flowers look so pretty. That dogwood is quite a standout! Loving how pretty everything looks right now. Not enjoying my new sinus infection that I now have as a result. I'm having a pity party today. My black dog comes in looking yellow from all the pollen. This has got to be the worst pollen outbreak ever!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Babs- Your dogwood is fabulous! I have the Deutzia Gracillis too and the only other word I know is Nikko. I looked up a picture of mine from last year and it was just starting to flower June 7th.... we are a ways off from your area for sure! Your rose looks wonderful!

Sarah said...

The dogwood were blooming in Dallas. So beautiful! Wish we could grow them here in Austin. ~ Sarah

Richard Cottrell said...

A rose already. We only have a touch of green. Dogwoods are almost ready. Yard work, I am trying. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jo's This and That said...

Lovely yarn! I got to get busy on my Tartan project.Love your new header.Thanks for sharing Joann

Pat said...

Everything is blooming like crazy up here too. I heard the dogwood are blooming at the lake. There is a Dogwood Festival in April, every year. That is when they usually bloom!

Gorgeous photos, Babs.

SavannahGranny said...

Your dogwood is awesome. From a twig, go figure.
We have paid upwards of $50. and 3 to 4 blooms.
Hugs, Ginger

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, everything looks amazing. So pretty. We have a ton of weeds to take care of and a lot of yard work to do.

Thanks for the visit. I got a real kick out of your comment on the frames. I am sure if we lived closer to each other we would have a ball shopping. Hugs, Marty

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Hi Babs, I've been reading through your blog this afternoon and thinks its wonderful. and I think I may be able to help with the common name of Deutzia gracillis. It's common name is the Japanese snow-flower, quite a nice name too.
All the best from your newest follower from the UK.

Paul