Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday: Some Favorite Spring Blossoms

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Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Please visit her for lots of outdoor inspiration. Thanks so much Susan for being our hostess.

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. In the south we have lots of plants and trees that bloom only in the spring. I look forward to the show these plants put on each year. This is one of my favorites-a dogwood.


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This one is a Lady Banks Rose. When we sold our other home several years ago, I had just planted this. Since we sold to a commercial developer, I dug up this plant and brought it with me. With all I had to do to unpack and organize, I didn’t put lots of thought into where the Lady Banks was planted. I planted it by the driveway, and every year I consider moving it, but don’t want to lose it!

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Thanks for dropping by today. Please leave me a comment and tell me your favorite spring flower!

Diane

32 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Diane! You lady banks rose is petty...mine is just starting to bloom... Favoite sping flower? unnn.... I guess tulips maybe..but hard to choose!
Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Your dogwood is lovely; we don't see a lot of them here. One of my favs for spring is narcissus; showy and heavily perfumed.

Bella Casa said...

Hi Diane,

Those sure are pretty! I love Dogwood.

I can't wait for Spring to sprung..or something like that ;)

ellen b said...

Oh so beautiful! I love Dogwoods and your Lady Banks Rose is so lovely! Happy O.W.!

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

I'm not too familiar with rose bushes because I can't grow them with all the shade I have, but your Lady Banks looks perfect by your driveway.

I have a Red Twig Dogwood in my backyard that will be blooming next month. I love to bring a few branches in to put in a vase. The fragrance is wonderful and the white flowers just gorgeous!!

I would have to say that tulips and daffodils are my favorites. It is too cold to be outside any earlier for anything else!!

xoxo
Jane

xinex said...

I love your dogwood and Lady Banks, Diane. Very pretty. Love how much flowers they have...Christine

The Muse said...

Spring to our cottage means daffodils...they pop up everywhere!

And yes I agree...dogwood is just lovely!

The White Bench said...

My favorite Spring flower?Hard choice! I love all of them!! Well, I'd say tulips, daffodils and forget-me-nots as blue is my fave color!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday,
Monica.

Bo said...

Hi Diane...I love yellow roses so I love your Lady Banks Rose...I think Azaleas must be my favorite since Mr. Bo planted 28 Encore Azaleas & this house came with one spring only bloomer. Have a wonder filled day! ;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely photos, Diane! I loved seeing these gorgeous flowers.

XO,

Sheila :-)

April said...

What a perfect Outdoor Wednesday post! Your pictures are breathtaking, Diane!

Smilingsal said...

Tulips, daffodils, and crocuses are my favorite spring flowers.

Helen said...

Hello there! Your blog banner is spectatular! Spring always makes me thing forsythia....

Chandy said...

Lovely flowering trees! My fave Spring blooms are anything purple! Pansies, petunias, tulips, iris. As long as it is purple colored, I'd love it in Spring! :-)

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I love Dogwood...we don't have that around here. The flowers are just so pretty!
~Kim

Joanna said...

Oh I love Dogwood trees. These were also my moms favorite.

Together We Save said...

Well I love buttercups since they are the first sign of spring.

Sheri said...

beautiful photos! So spring-y!
Hugs,
Sheri

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are beautiful. Anything that is blooming is my favorite of the moment! laurie

Cathy said...

Don't you just love spring!!!
Your flowers are beautiful.
XOXO
Cathy

Christina said...

Love your blooms. I'm so glad you posted your lady banks rose. I posted a small picture of mine today, but we will have to cut it down and move it soon because it is climbing on the house. I thought we would have to have a trellis, but *love* how yours is sprawled on the ground. Yay!

My favorite is probably forsythia.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I bought a Lady Banks a year ago. It's very lush with leaves. But no blooms yet!
Brenda

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

I love the dogwood tree...I saw a pink one in bloom today on the way home...beautiful!! Have you planted yours yet?

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

Oh, that South of the Border place has some pretty wrought iron trellis' for sale. They are decently priced too. I bet your Southern Living piece would be pretty too with the Lady Banks Rose planted in front of it!!

Picket said...

Diane I love seeing the dogwoods in full bloom..mine is loaded with buds and will be snow white in a few days....I planted a ladybank rose when we first move here and I kept it cut back into a round bush...it kept growing so big...I finally had Bill dig it up but I would love to have another one in a different area..I saw my first red rose bloom today on one of my knockout rose bushes...ohhhh you know I was squealing! lol lol Happy Outdoor Wednesday girl!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nothing growing here as yet, Diane so I enjoyed looking at your pretty Spring flowers!

Happy April 1st!

Hugs, Pat

Steve Buser said...

Over here the top spring flower is the bluebonnet, with a touch of Indian paintbrush dropped in for effect.

Jadehollow said...

Hey Diane..
Our Dogwoods are just now starting to open.. Beautiful Lady Banks, I've never seen those before. THanks for sharing.
Debbie

Beth at Aunties said...

I am loving Dogwoods from all the blossoms I have seen today! They are so gorgeous!
You Lady banks is pretty also. These are plants I do not see grow in Utah. I am glad to see others dig up and take with them their beloved plants. I sure did....:)

XO
Beth

Light and Voices said...

Agreed dogwoods are just lovely! We had a few inches of snow in Illinois, then a rainstorm and so I am so happy to see your beautiful spring blooms.
Joyce

Southern Lady said...

I love your Lady Banks rose, Diane. It is such a graceful and elegant looking plant.

I have so many "favorite" flowers it would be hard to come up with just one, but dogwood and narcissus would be top contenders.

Hope you have a good Thursday. We're supposed to get some thunderstorms today which will probably be coming your way, too.

Take care ...

Janie

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I think you took the spring weather back with you from NYC because it's been cold here ever since. ;-) Hopefully we'll get some pretty blooms at the shore house SOON! 'Til then, I'll enjoy yours.