Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Garden Walk & Mr. T

After severe thunderstorms and buckets of rain my garden is blooming everywhere!  I love perennials as each year they multiply and reward me with lots of flowers.

The sun came out this morning and it is a gorgeous day outside.  My garden walk is always a reminder of 
God's love and care.

Roses are blooming...

and my iris border has never looked better.  I don't know how many are planted in this bed.   This border is behind our fence and was planted by the previous owner and over the years the number has multiplied.  I enjoy them so much and there is plenty for cutting!

This honeysuckle smells so good right now and the  'Henri' clematis is in
 full  bloom.

My roses finally made it to the top of the arbor... it took three full growing seasons!

I love azaleas in bloom..they are the prettiest pink!

The hydrangeas are in the back of my shade border and are loaded with blooms...can't wait till they are ready for cutting! 

Pink double knockouts add so much color to this corner of my backyard!

'America'  roses are blooming too...my hubbie gave me three climbers for  
 Mother's Day!

East facing border

Japanese Snowball bush with a few blooms of a wisteria vine mingled through.    I love the fragrance!

Dutch iris

I actually started this red knockout rose from a cutting three years ago..they are so easy to grow, care for and propagate..if you don't have any of these roses I highly recommend them!   

Mixed border

Double creeping buttercups make a great evergreen ground cover and bloom in April with the sweetest little
 yellow flowers. 

I edge my borders with this 
hardy little plant!  

Double variegated impatiens...just couldn't resist purchasing this at the nursery....

and look who showed up in my garden
two weeks ago...

Mr. T!  

 I just love seeing him after a long winter...he's been in my yard for years and I'm always amazed he has made it through another year...drought, cold weather,  softball size hail and even a very busy lake road and he still survives!   

Hope you get out and enjoy a garden walk and some spring bloomers!

I'm joining 

Susan's Outdoor Wednesdays
Tootsie Fertilizer Friday
Beverly's Pink Saturday 
Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday


  1. This is one of the most beautiful Spring seasons that I've ever seen here on our prairie. Your yard and gardens are glorious. I agree; I can hardly wait for the Hydrangeas to bloom! Thanks for inviting us for a stroll. Cherry Kay

  2. Hi Sonia,

    Your flowers are so pretty and your yard is so lush.

    Mr. T is a adorable!


  3. your garden looks beautiful, your iris are even ahead of mine, i don't even have buds yet... which shows you we are still in winter!

  4. What a beautiful garden. Please share your secret on the iris. Mine don't want to bloom. Today I noticed that the leaves are a bit yellow. Do you feed your plants?

  5. Shut the front door! Your gardens are gorgeous. Have you ever divided the Iris? I can't believe they are that crowdscaped and still blooming. I love the Snowball Viburnum too.

  6. Thank you for taking us on a tour of your lush gardens - very gorgeous!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. Wow your garden is wide and performing beuatifully. I love most especially that hibiscus with 3 simultaneously opened flowers all facing at one direction. However, i feel sorry for their too difficult looking entwining trunks. I hope they don't feel uncomfortable!

  8. Sonia,
    What an amazing post! Filled with so much beauty!
    You have a beautiful garden! My perennials are popping up all over in my small garden but temps. have taken a dive and we are predicted to have snow showers!!! Yikes!

    Thanks so much for always stopping by!


  9. Hello Sonia,

    What a beautiful and colorful garden. Here in NY things are still growing, no iris blooms quite yet for me...but hopefully soon.

    Yours are lovely.


  10. Oh wow!!! Talk about a magazine shoot. My heart was doing flip flops with every incredible picture. Sonia, I keep forgetting you live where it is warm. Lucky lady!
    I won't see anything like this until late June. Such a beautiful post...
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs Rosemary...xx

  11. Such gorgeous gardens!

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Be sure to check out my most recent post for info on my GIVEAWAY.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Oh how beautiful,your garden is a delight. Mr T is so cute. Fancy him coming back year after year,amazing xx

  13. Your garden is so lush and beautiful. Your climbing roses are amazing so early in the spring. The gathering of iris is breathtaking. Everything is beautiful. Exquisite garden.

  14. Hi Sonia...

    Ohhh my...your garden is already looking GORGEOUS, dear friend! You really do have one of the prettiest gardens/yards in blogland. I sooo enjoy seeing all of your lovely blooms! The lavender Iris are sooo beautiful...such a pretty color. We are a bit behind here in Colorado...my lilacs are just now blooming.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely garden with us today...it never fails to inspire me! I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit, dear friend! I always enjoy your sweet notes! Have a wonderfully sweet week!

    Love ya,

  15. It's just lil' ol' me again! Hehe!

    I wanted to say a little something about your Mr.T! I'm sooo curious...what do the turtles do during the winter? It got me to thinking. We have turtles here as well...and of course...you never seen them during the winter. Wonder if they hybernate?

    Love ya,

  16. Absolutely stunning! I wouldn't want to ever leave!!!


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