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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Working In The Yard

A beautiful day here in the desert, so before it warmed up too much this afternoon, I pulled a few weeds and enjoyed some of the flowers in the yard.

The Daylilly is finally starting to bloom.  I can't wait until it spreads more and I have tons of flowers.  The Orange Bells in the background is blooming it's head off.  A new plant this year and it is doing really well so far.

Aren't the flowers gorgeous with such a vibrant color.  It definitely makes this corner shine.

 Even my bug-eyed frog likes it.

 I thought I had lost this bush, but see how much has come back, and you can see some tiny buds on the bare branch also.

 The bottom has filled out beautifully, so maybe it will survive.  Winter did a real number on a lot of plants.

DH just came back from a friend's house that was thinning out some plants and said he had a treat for me.  First thing I saw was the pot.  Love the color and the texture.  Great pot.

 Then he uncovered it and a gorgeous, hugs plant for the patio.  Fabulous treat, I was thrilled.

Hope you're having a super Sunday and enjoying the outdoors. 


  1. Beautiful, Richard at My Old Historic House

  2. Oh Marty! So so pretty. I see that Home Depot has some great deals on flowers this week. Heading over there tomorrow to get some. The only ones I seem to be able to keep alive in the summer are vincas. I love vincas but would like a variety. Any suggestions for full sun flowers for a girl that isn't a very good gardener?

  3. Marty - Your fingers just "drip" with creativity. Do you loan yourself out? :)

    No, we do not have the beautiful weather you are having. It has been the third wettest spring in Nor. Calif. in over one hundred and forty years. Yikes!

    But we are grateful for the rain. Have a great Sunday - Marsha

  4. Looking good....yeah for the beautiful surprise!

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. 99 here right now, so am inside with the a/c.

  6. What beautiful flowers! They are gorgeous in bloom! We too had a tough winter and some of the plants are slow to come back. Flowers are amazingly resilient though, so I have high hopes that they will.

    Great job by your husband!

    Have a great day.

  7. Marty everything look so good


  8. Your garden looks beautiful Marty, and what a nice surprise that plant looks beautiful on your patio! Have a great week, Martina

  9. Love the orange bells...can they be grown in Ohio do you think?

  10. I think you redid your header - nice images.

    Great flowers.

    - Joy

  11. Marty, it all looks wonderful! It's so dry in GA, I don't want to show any flowers! Hope your having a great weekend!

  12. Hi Marty, your yard is just beautiful! You can really tell you enjoy spending time out doors!
    have a great evening,

  13. Marty, it's so interesting to see the different flowers of your area. Here in Georgia my hydrangeas and gardenias are blooming, along with the begonias. Love your desert colors. Linda

  14. Hi Marty! Oh, your gardens and flower beds are so lovely! Love those pretty orangey blooms.
    Thanks for popping in and I do need some lamps - they'r on my list of things I need.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. That DH! He's a keeper! :) And your yard is looking good!

    Our Jacaranda is just now coming back. But it is coming in from the bottom up.... What does that mean... Another 5 years of now beautiful blooms???? waaaaaaaa!

    Everything else looks like it will survive. :)


  16. Gorgeous blooms, Marty. I love your froggie!

  17. Marty, your garden is looking so nice. My flowers don't look as good as they did at the start of spring. I think it got too hot too quickly.

  18. Marty, it looks like you had some helpers!

  19. Oh Marty,
    Such beautiful flowers! I really enjoyed seeing them, your garden is just gorgeous!

  20. Hello beautiful Lady?

    No to worries from my part, Lady M! You post whenever you like and I am on it.

    Just tell me when it ends. I will grab some soonest, §:-)

    I was at the store 2 days ago and I was drooling of Lisbeth Dahl's treasures.

    Perfect for my 3rd bloggiesary on July & your summer giveaways, k?


  21. Marty, you garden looks beautiful. I love daylillies and I have a few in my yard that are just starting to bloom.

    Enjoy your day,

  22. So beautiful, Marty !! I love the bells ... what vibrant pops of color they have. Wow.