Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WHAT'S BLOOMING IN YOUR GARDEN?







WHAT'S BLOOMING IN YOUR GARDEN?

With warmer days the flowers are blooming their little hearts out. I wanted to make photographs of the blooms while they are at their peak and looking so pretty. With the wind from all the spring storms  and the warmer days our flowers have already started to loose their glory. Here are a few of my favorites in bloom now.


Beautiful Roses for a Casual dinner with friends

Centerpiece

 Roses from the garden and Floating Candles
Mini vases from Auction
Antique cut glass bowl




Williams Sonoma Dinner Plates
Ralph Lauren Beverage





Lovely Candlelight Dinner





Planting the garden


Seed Packet of Bluebonnets






French Lavender





PETUNIAS








IMPATIENTS







MY TWO IVY TOPIARY'S USED IN MY SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW'S WEDDING ARE TWELVE YEARS OLD






LANTANA 









VERBENA


                     DO YOU SEE THE BUTTERFLY?







DAY LILIES









WHITE EASTER LILY







OLD FASHION CLIMBING ROSE








JASMINE





LAVENDER






GARDEN PHOTOS



I love that my urn grows hair











MOTHER'S DAY GIFT FOR MY MIL



MEXICAN HEATHER





SWEET POTATO VINE





CALADIUM





This is what I have blooming in my garden now.  I would love to hear what you have blooming in your garden.

~Emily

To all my party host,  Blogger had problems and I may not be linked back to you. I lost part of my post and all except four of my comments. If you will kindly let me know I'll set up another link.

Linking here


72 comments:

  1. Love them all-especially the roses! I'm still needing to purchase my annuals to brighten things up!

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  2. Beautiful flowers--and I am jealous! I did get some gorgeous ideas though--thanks for sharing. Patty

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  3. Hi Emily thanks for coming over, I thought I was following your blog, I have lost all of them... Not sure what happen... anyway I am now one of your followers.. thanks for such a nice comment

    Pattie

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  4. A lovely assortment of beauty!

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  5. Emily, your colorful garden looks beautiful. Love those climbing roses! Thanks for sharing all this beauty. ~ sarah

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  6. Petunias are such simple flowers--but so friendly and warm and inviting!

    GOING FOR THE RED

    “If forced to make choices,” she said,
    “I’d go for the crimson and red.
    I’d let go of green,
    (Some think it’s obscene),
    Embracing magenta instead.”


    Dancers in Red

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  7. Loved seeing the photos of your garden and your tablesetting is so cheerful. I have those same RL glasses and love them. BTW, I was WOWED by all your Quimper in your hutch. Just gorgeous.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  8. Gorgeous post, Emily! I love the color theme of your tablescape and the floating candles have created such a beautiful ambiance...am loving all the wonderful topiaries in your garden.. you have a beautiful garden! Can't wait for my garden to start blooming.I'm so glad we are neighbors at Tablescape Thursday. Thanks for stopping by.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love all the beautiful flowers - looks like spring to me! Wish I could grow them!
    Gloria

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  10. I just found your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I love to find fellow gardeners! Beautiful flowers! Stop by and check out what I had blooming today!

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  11. Hey Emily, thanks for visiting, it was lovely to hear form you.

    Your have some lovely plants flowering in your garden at the moment and that butterfly is an absolute stunner.

    The Easter Lily is beautiful is it perfumed?

    Not much flowering in my garden as we head towards Winter, but the trees have put on a stunning display for Autumn.

    Claire :}

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  12. Beautiful centerpiece!! Your garden is so pretty..full of blooms..must be fun to sit there and watch the beauty around!!!

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  13. Al the colors are gorgeous! and I love the mix of the candles and fresh flowers!!

    Thank you for sharing at Voila!

    xo
    jill

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  14. Emily, thanks for your visit! This is such a gorgeous post, starting with those beautiful dishes in your cupboard to the loveliness growing in your garden. I love the planter 'growing hair'. I am following your blog too. xo, (Jiffy mixes are just about the best buy in the supermarket today!)

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  15. Beautiful garden! Love it!!!

    I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  16. So many beautiful flowers. I like your French theme. We went to France in 1999. Great trip. I was so impressed with the size of the Eiffel Tower. It looks so much bigger than it does in pictures.
    Charlotte

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  17. Your flowers are gorgeous....how great about the ivy plant!!! I have a plant from my dad's funeral...it's 21 years old!! :)

    Have a great Pink Saturday. dana

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  18. Your garden is lovely. It's so colorful and full of life! You set a beautiful table and the way you used your flowers is so creative. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri

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  19. Your garden and flowers are lovely! I don't have a thing blooming in mine yet because it's so cold here. The tulips are up but haven't opened their pretty heads yet. I'm glad I can visit around and enjoy everyone else's! Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Pink Saturday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Emily it's soooo pretty at your house! From the table to the garden! I don't have a bloomin' thing bloomin *winks* It's a sad sitch at my house. We still haven't gotten any sun....I'm hoping we'll see it before next year. Vanna

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  21. Ooooo, so many beautiful flower photos - I'm in heaven!! Things are barely blooming here yet.

    Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday and am your newest follower :O)

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  22. Nothing blooming in my yard that would ever compare to yours. Absolutely beautiful.

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  23. Your garden florals are fabulous. Just getting a good start on blooming & now it is cold again, ugh!

    Just getting a good start on blooming & now it is cold again, ugh!

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  24. Beautiful flowers~ Im your newest follower!;) Hugs,Rachel
    French Farmhouse 425

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  25. There is a lot of beauty going on in your garden right now. I really did enjoy the tour. You caught a great photo of a butterfly.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  26. How beautiful, Emily! I have many of the same flowers in my garden! And...the same butterfly visits my verbena! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  27. Hi Emily, I just love all your pretty flowers and ivy. Wonderful images, and looks like you have a gorgeous garden. Hope you have a lovely weekend, xxx tami

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  28. Your photos are just lovely. I am enjoying my gardens before the raging summer heat arrives. My roses were gorgeous about 2 weeks ago - and now they are feeling the heat already. You must live in a cooler climate - everything looks so cool and inviting. Hugs, Patti

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  29. We've had so much rain that so far I've only got a MAJOR abundance of forget-me-nots. Wow...I can not believe how much they've spread since last year!! Definitely a space filler!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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  30. Love all your wonderful flower pics! Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and sharing them.

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  31. Wonderful work!
    Have a great day...
    Glad to be following you!

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  32. Beautiful flowers.

    I'm starting to love the garden here. It is wonderful to have fresh flowers indoors anytime we want them.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  33. You have so many beautiful flowers in your garden. So many wonderful blooms. And the visiting butterfly is gorgeous. I am visiting from A Rosy Note's spring party. Lovely blooms!

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  34. You have featured so many of my favorite plants and flowers.
    Love ivy topiaries and I also love to use single blooms in vintage vases and containers.
    Thank you so much for all of the floral beauty and for linking to Treasure Hunt Thursday.
    (I think the party givers had linky trouble too - I did!)
    Rhonda

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  35. Hi Emily, Your flowers and photos are lovely. I can't keep ivy alive for three weeks and you have two that are twelve years old...I am in awe. Thanks for joing my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  36. Happy Pink Saturday Emily Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. Your garden is full of beauty and scents everywhere. I couldn't pick just one favorite, as the beauty surrounds you.

    Love that head vase. How wonderful it looks with the plant growing for hair. I love that truly.

    I have never seen such a gorgeous butterfly. How lovely that she stopped by for a visit.

    I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. Thank you so much for sharing with me today. Many country hugs, Sherry

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  37. What a gorgeous post~ such pretty flowers! I love lantana too...and lavender, and roses and verbena and they are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  38. I may have commented but it was lost due to the Big Blogger Blooper! Such beautiful flowers and I love the planter that looked like it was growing hair! xo,

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  39. Look at all your pretty flowers. I love the verbena with the butterfly. Thanks for sharing your post at PFF :)

    ~Tricia

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  40. Oh I so wish I had more flowers in my garden.We have lived here for 8 years and we had to put in a yard slowly and I now wished I had planted more roses and flowers.Yours are all so pretty! Your grandson is darling, lil boys are so active.Thanks for the visit~Cheers Kim

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  41. EMILY MA CHÈRE!!!! I am so pleased to meet you dear and thank you for coming by to tell me you will join in on the Paris link party on May 28. I see you are a fellow Francophile! I am a French teacher and love all things French as well. My your BAHUT is filled with such marvelous treasures on your header!!!! I will put you on my list and take your link now. Merci bien mon amie! Anita

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  42. Oh, I'm smitten with your flowers! They all look so wonderful! One can never have too many flowers!

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  43. I'm loving all your plants, but tell me...is that a nandina trained to standard form? I have so many old nandina plants and never thought to do that. Did you train it yourself? Gotta go back and look at that again. :)
    Happy Sunday,
    Babs

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  44. Hi Emily, Beautiful photos. I especially love what's in your hutch today! Thanks for such nice comments and for visiting. Dianne

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  45. So many pretty blooming plants...just lovely! Your hutch is georgous too. Have a great day.

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  46. Love what's blooming in your garden! I can't believe those topiaries are 12 years old. You have so many different things growing. And I so agree that with the Spring rains, it seems our blooms don't last long enough.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  47. Such colour! What bright and beautiful blooms you have in your garden, epecially the bizzie lizzies and petunias.

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  48. Wow, you have beautiful flowers blooming! I can't believe those topiaries are 12 years old! they look so fresh! Just beautiful!

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  49. What beautiful flowers, made me happy just to see them. And the butterfly was icicing on the cake! Love you, Fifi

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  50. Your garden is a piece of heaven here on earth...absolutely beautiful. All of your shots are lovely captures with vibrant color. Such nice photography and an especially beautiful garden.

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  51. Gorgeous!!! Love all of your garden photos!!!

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  52. Love your roses and the floating candles. A nice centerpiece. I see you have caladiums. I've planted my own for the first time instead of buying full grown. Keep you fingers crossed for their success. Nancy H

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  53. You are so far ahead of us! We have only the last of the daffodils and lots of tulips, magnolia, cherry blossoms and primroses. Anything else is still at least a month away!

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  54. Oh you're so lucky! We're just passing the tulip/daffodil/grape hyacinth season here, but nothing new is budding yet... Oh wait! I forgot! The yard is FULL of dandelions! XD

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  55. You've got a lot of blooming going on in your garden. I love lantana and must remember to get some this spring. The butterflies love it so.

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  56. Lovely flowers! I love the candles and the pot with the bunny and ivy. That one is so very creative. Enjoy your garden this year!

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  57. I also love the urn "hair" as well as the bunny and topiary pots with trailing ivy! Wish I had half of your green thumb!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  58. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Emily.

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  59. GORGEOUS!!!!! Love, love, love!!!

    Visiting from the the "Encouragement is Contagious" linky party at my blog, "Only A Breath"! I hope your week is a wonderful one!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  60. Hello Emily thanks for coming over and I'm so glad your enjoyed my trip to Tuscany. I love your climbing roses they are so sweet.

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  61. Just gorgeous images Emily.
    Just went out today and started snapping a few pics to post in a response this very question...what's growing in your yard!?

    It's slow going here I am afraid. Two chilly days, two warm 80 degree days and rain in between!
    Springtime in Illinois. Gotta love it?
    NOT! LOL

    xoxox
    Alison

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  62. Love all the flowers and your table setting. Just gorgeous!

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  63. Oh how pretty. I wish my gardens looked as pretty. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

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  64. So so pretty. I have never had a garden with so many beautiful flowers. :))

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  65. I can tell you're in a warmer place. . . caladiums are indoor guys here.

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  66. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment and becoming a follower! It seems however, that blogger swollowed your comment with the glich the other day:( I look forward to following your blog!

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  67. Hi Emily,

    Thanks so much for your comment. I usually comment when I begin to follow a blog but yesterday was kind of crazy. I love your blog! Great garden pictures- oh how I want to grow a beatiful garden. Thanks for checking into the sun flower tips for me. Look forward to more of your beautiful pictures and posts. Have a great day! ~ Marie

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  68. Everything looks beautiful!

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  69. Emily, your garden is gorgeous. Love all the bright colors. Sorry I'm late commenting on this. My favorites on my sidebar are still not updating as they should. It still shows your post from months ago. Wish they would get it fixed. ;-)
    Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

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  70. So beautiful! What a fabulously lush garden!
    My roses haven't really flowered yet (eastern PA), but there are a ton of buds. Can't wait!
    Barb

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