Garden Tour

April 12, 2016, posted by Gina – My love of flowers doesn’t stop at making arrangements but extends to the garden. When we moved to our new home 3 years ago there were only a few shrubs in the backyard.  We found a wonderful landscape architect who transformed our yard into a pretty oasis.

I think my love of gardening and flowers began with my great grandmother.  When I was a little girl, we would work in the yard together.  I can remember planting cannas, autumn sedum, tulips, boxwoods, nandinas and mint.  Even though this was nearly 50 years ago, it seems like yesterday.

Let’s go on a little tour of my newly planted garden and see how things are doing.

In this photo, you can see how the azaleas line the walkway:


The first bloom of many more to come in a grouping of more than 10 drift rose bushes:

rosesThis is sure to be a colorful site for much of the summer.

In the photo below are my chaste lilac, just beginning to sprout a few buds, knockout roses and light pink azaleas.  The colors in this area are so pretty once everything fully comes to life.  The purple blooms of the chaste lilacs combined with the hot pink roses are so pretty.


The agapanthus below is just beginning to make its way out of hibernation.  These have the most beautiful purple star shaped blooms that are gorgeous.


Ahh, the light pink azaleas.  While these blooms look so pretty, fertilizer is in store for them as they are very thin.  They were planted last year and a survived super hot, dry summer.

light pink

Here is the view of the path with all of the plants.  I love how the boxwoods line the beds.


This Japanese Yew’s green color combined with it’s unique texture make this such a pretty evergreen for my garden.


And finally, these hot pink azaleas were here when we purchased the house and are a bit more mature.  Is there anything that ushers in spring better than a row of beautiful azaleas?

hot pink

Do you like gardening? Are spring bushes and plants starting to come to life where you are? We’d like to hear your comments and thoughts. To leave a comment, click on the title of this post and the comment form will appear at the bottom of the page.

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