Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spring Into Saturday

The Mom LOVES her flowers and growing them so we thought we would start our annual "Spring into Saturday" posts where we will share some of the delights in our garden. Now our garden is no where as nice or as big as as Wyatts or Mitch and Mollies but we hope you will enjoy it anyway :) Things are just starting to bloom and here is what is happening in MY garden at the moment.

The azalias of coarse are blooming - both in pink and white

Mom forgot what this little purple ground cover is called but it is huge this year and so pretty. The Japanese Maple looks so pretty when the sun hits it the afternoon.

And then we have Mom's favorite - her rose which is beautifully scented. Mom had search for ages for find one that actually had a strong perfume. Did you know that that roses actually have 3 distinct scent categories. Floral, Fruity and Musk. For some reason Mom loves "stinky" plants - so of coarse she also has her gardenias in flower at the moment too. Mom was telling me about a carrion cactus she grew back home in Australia. It has the most beautiful leopard patterned star shaped flower - about 2" in size - but smells like dead carrion (rotting meat). Now that is my kind of plant - much better then those stinky things Mom likes!


  1. We love smelling those beautiful roses
    Benny & Lily

  2. Wow carrion cactus....hmm I can just picture the smell....hmmm. Lovely garden. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. The little purple flower is called carpet phlox. Ours is blooming too, but we're still waiting on the roses.

    Such a pretty time of year!

  4. Wow Reilly, you have a really pretty garden! We are just starting here, though the crabapple trees are in full bloom. I wish I could keep it May all year long.

  5. OMG, our mom has spotted your Gardenia! She can't seem to wipe the smile off her face! Your flowers are gorgeous, Reilly and Denny!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. THIS is a MAJOR Beauty of a Post!! Love the pic with you under the azalea. No Worries

  7. That carrion cactus is incredible. We haven't seen one of those before.

    And you're garden is gorgeous.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

    Is Dogville blooming, too?

  8. O M D. We have that cactus thingy growing in a pot on the side of our house and mum never knew what it was. It has only flowered once and the flower looked amazing! YOur garden is beautiful and mum just had to point out how nice, well mannered doggies sit amongst the flowers without destroying them (hint hint to us, hehehe). We love roses too. Thanks for sharing your garden mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  9. Reilly, you are a perfect flower model!


  10. OMD, purple stuff, my favorite! Yep spring has given us all the pretty looking bushes, flowers and weeds and noses are popping out all over!

    The Mad Scots

  11. Roses and gardenias - you must have a very fragrant yard - your flowers are all beautiful. Spring is such a pretty time of the year.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. That is a BEAUTIFUL garden. That leopard one is very interesting. I would want to eat it.

  13. Mommy says pretty flowers. Mommy was talking to Grandma the other day about buying the purple flower. Mommy thinks its a creeping phlox. Anyway mommy was gonna keep an eye out for it in the store. Maybe it will be cheaper when not in bloom?

  14. Nice flowers. Floyd and I took care of our garden... If you know what I mean...

  15. Wowee, I can tell that your Mom has a seriously green thumb!! Those flowers are absolutely beautiful and, I bet, smell gorgeously :-D Spring is definitely at your house!! Can Domeek borrow some of her gardening skills? Hehehe!

  16. The rose is absolutely gorgeous!

    Your garden is so beautifully decorated by flowers, Reilly!

  17. Love gardenias. Too much of that perfume can give me a headache but they're gorgeous.

  18. They are just magnificent, wonderful. We are all behind as werking like Dawgs to get the auction out tomorrow xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. WOWS!!! Your garden is magnificent!! And you guys make great landscape models!!
    Ewwwwwe, rotten meat??!! Ma says she'll pass on that one!


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