Wednesday, April 27, 2011

After the Showers...and Prayers!!

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom."  ~Terri Guillemets

We are just passing halfway of this week back at work, I have to say, I think more everyday about retiring and that wonderful beach/island life in Florida.  We talk about it all the time!! Thanks to my parents, coming over and watering my plants mid week last week, we have blooms coming up all over!! I have to say, it is really pretty here in the spring.  I have one garden dedicated to the tropics, which has lilies, calla lilies and Hibiscus.  I have to plant the Hibiscus every year though because they just can't make it through the winter here, but that's okay, that just means they change every year!!  I saw some Hibiscus trees at the store today, but they weren't exactly what I wanted, but they are expecting another truck any day and will call then my gardens will be complete!!

Here are some things that are blooming now, these pics were taken after today's rain...I love the spring....every week we have new flowers!!  Enjoy!!


Clematis are beginning to climb the trellis!


Chinese Orchids

Columbine, I continually pull these because they are growing like weeds...I finally gave in and let some of them stay!!

Iris Twins


Princess Lilies

My patriotic plant is beginning to fill in!! (Thanks to Dad and Mom!)
I wanted to update you on the wind tunnel progress at work....this is how it looked on Monday, after a week and a's all gone!!  They are now working on the other end....before long it will be a parking lot!!...So Sad!! 

(Click Here to see how it looked at the beginning!!)

Please join me in sending prayers to all the people in Georgia and Alabama after the over 100 tornados tore through there tonight!!



  1. The gardens look great!! So glad the clematis came back.

    I love you!


  2. Your clematis and hostas look great. Love all the shades of purple flowers you have!