Friday, April 22, 2011

April Flowers

The weather has been so unpredictable

during this month…hot then cold.

The bad part is we have not had

a good soaking rain in months.

However, my perennials are

fairing pretty well. I have been

watering them some though.

 

The annuals I have put out are looking

terrible…in fact the impatiens are just

sitting in the pots…losing part of their

leaves and putting on a few new flowers. 

The dusty miller and petunias

are looking okay though.

Verbena plants are so-so. Also

forked over

some money

and purchased 5 knock out roses.

If they live – the decision is

unknown at this time.

I do want you to see how pretty thee flowers

have been during the last three weeks.

Lots of pictures – so settle back with a drink of

your favorite beverage and a few cookies while

we wander around the Watkins garden.

 

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Salvia

 

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Ajuga

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Bleeding Heart

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Columbine

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Vinca

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Lilac

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Dianthus

 

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Azalea

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One of the old roses…100_6083

Lovely petunia100_6084

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An early morning sight from the deck!

 

There are still more flowers I could have

have shown…but this is enough for now.

 

This is Easter weekend – please attend church

of your choice and praise God for all the

wonderful blessings.

 

 

♥Amelia ♥

7 comments:

Hazel said...

You just brightened my dull rainy day, maybe I could send some rain your way .How nice to sit here and look at your beautiful flowers ,we need a little of that color here in Ontario.

Michelle said...

Oh, your flowers are beautiful. It is still cold here in Iowa. 45* and raining right now. My peony bushes are just starting to poke up out of the ground.

We have had your share of rain, along with ours, and the Mississippi river is covering the lower streets of downtown Davenport. We don't need any more rain.

Hoping you'll get rain soon.

Your deck and the view are beautiful. That would give reason to be happy every morning!

http://www.radioiowa.com/2011/04/22/mississippi-river-expected-to-hit-crest-in-davenport/

julieQ said...

You have such a wonderful yard...just beautiful...another of God's blessings for us! Happy Easter, Amelia!

Amanda said...

It always fascinates me how flowers behave differently in other parts of the world. Here in the UK our azalea are just coming into bloom, but we won't expect to see roses for another month yet. Mostly we've still got spring flowers, bluebells, primrose and primula, the last of the daffodils, grape hyacinth, hellebores especially. But like you we really do need some rain; the sunshine is lovely but the rain would be really welcomed by gardeners and farmers.

Val said...

Oh Happy Easter!!! Your gardens are beautiful. I see you have martin gourds. Do you have any yet? We have the most we have ever had in ours. Have a wonderful blessed weekend.

bj said...

What lovely flowers. We are in the middle of a severe drought here in West Texas..my flowers, lawn and trees are not looking well at all.

I notice you haven't been posting the last few months...hope everything is ok.
xo bj

Rebecca said...

Amelia~

Thank you so much for visiting me today sweet friend. I am amazed at the generosity of people out in the world sometimes. You'll never really know the kids you are helping and how far your giving will actually go.

You are indeed an "Onie Smith". Blessings to you as you follow where God leads.

Happy Sunday. I loved looking at your pictures again. I can only DREAM of having such gorgeous flowers in my garden.

Love to you~

Rebecca