Thursday, June 21, 2012


I've been taking some pictures of some of the flowers around my yard to show you.  Now here they are on Flower Friday!  Sorry........ I just couldn't stop myself from using alliteration here.

The fragrant magnolia in our front yard.  Remind me of this picture when I complain about picking up all of those giant leaves.  It's definitely worth it!

This Amaryllis was one we bought at Christmas a few years ago.  When it had finished blooming, we planted it here and it has just taken off.  The bulb is unbelievably huge now and it continues to create more flowers.  Can you see some of it in the background?

My hydrangea is only a few years old.  It's on the side of the house with morning shade and afternoon sun.  I've been cutting the flowers and keeping them in the kitchen this year. 


These are new red petunias mixed with some ivy that I originally planted in this pot in the fall with mums. The ivy is still going strong, so I left it in for spring.  Last year, I painted this old pot with stone texture paint, because it was looking pretty sad and chipped. This year the paint still looks good!  It really revived this old pot.  

 We always plant some marigolds!  Yellow is a favorite color in my family.

I hope you enjoyed the garden tour.  Have a great weekend!


Cheryl said...

Beautiful, especially that amaryllis!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Such gorgeous flowers - I love seeing everyone's so thank you for sharing.

Izzy said...

Beautiful pictures Michele! Thank you for sharing.

Houseelf said...

So pretty! A friend's front garden in Oxford is mainly a huge scented magnolia tree. Her front room is a dream with the windows open in Summer. Your yard must look stunning with all the flowers.

Needled Mom said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous! I LOVE magnolias in spite of their messy behavior.

Deborah said...

Your flowers are just beautiful! And lovely photographs, too!