Sunday, April 8

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden ~ LOL

So, you're getting mostly tulips, azaleas and dogwoods! In the top photo, I was standing on my neighbor's porch looking across the cul-de-sac to my yard. Aren't I lucky to live next door to such pretty flowers?! My neighbor was having a party for the women who live around here, to show them her flowers, so that's why there were so many cars in the street.
They have both red and yellow tulips, but for some reason, I snapped pics of the red.

This pink dogwood stands right off their porch. It is wonderful to stand under it and shoot up into the tree. I am not a fan of the color pink, but in a dogwood it is wonderful!
More pink, tempered with white and buttercream tulips. These raised beds will hold tomatoes in a few months. Maybe if I'm good, they'll share!
This water garden is hidden from the house and the rest of the area; you can barely see it until you walk behind some taller beds of azalea. It's such a peaceful spot. They also have a gazebo, which is a good spot to sit and read, but I never see anyone in it. Maybe I'll ask to borrow it this summer.
Clicking to enlarge is a really good idea!

23 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Beautiful flowers...Of course now I'll have that old Lynn Anderson tune stuck in my head, but that's not such a bad thing.

Happy Easter...

Michele says hi!

sage said...

wonderful photos Kenju--Easter down south. Up here, what few flowers are up, are snow covered.

sage said...

wonderful photos Kenju--Easter down south. Up here, what few flowers are up, are snow covered.

Last Girl On Earth said...

How I miss Spring! It SNOWED today in the city. I hope the cold doesn't kill off the buds. Sorry I missed you when you where here. PLEASE let me know when you come back again and we'll meet up! Happy Easter.

Mike said...

Wonderful pictures!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Michele sent me.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Yes, these are gorgeous photos, Kenju. You are indeed fortunate to live next door to a yard like this and I'd heartily encourage you to ask to use the gazebo, the pond and waterfall, and ask if you can cut some of the flowers for the house. That's what neighbors are for, yes? Hope you had a happy Easter.

Marty: said...

I just caught up on all your posts. I was riding trains in NJ into NYC about the same time you were! The flowers next door are awesome. You get to enjoy them while they do the gardening.

claude said...

Great flowers and great photos, Kenju

Princess said...

Wow, they are gorgeous! I love the Tulips!

Happy Easter :)

Have a great weekend.

Here from Micheles

xoxo

Bob-kat said...

What a lovely garden they have and you took some smashing pics of it. Thanks for sharing them with us. The area you live in looks lovely :-)

ET said...

Beautiful!

Anna said...

Beautiful! Aaaahhhh.....Carolina in the springtime...cant beat it! :)

terrilynn said...

Those are really nice. Wilmington is so beautiful this time of year, and I'm going to take a little picture-taking stroll by the lake once it warms up today.

I would love to have a pretty yard like that but I am far too lazy.

Raggedy said...

Beautiful pictures!
All that beauty in one yard. Amazing.
I just want our snow to melt.
I hope your Easter was wonderful!
Huggles and Love,
Raggedy

I caught up on your previous posts. Thanks for the grow the flower link. I enjoyed the things made out of fruits and vegies. Your Easter cartoons were great.

rosemary said...

How lovely....looks like a TV neighborhood...this can't be real stuff. What kind of digital camera do you have? Mine is 4 years old and takes really grainy pics no matter what I do. I want a new one.

Cris said...

Judy, your pictures look like painting, really, they are amazing today! I keep starring at them, and I am ready to walk through those flowers and smell them!

Carolyn said...

Lovely yard! Your area is so pretty, under the trees and all :)

Wordnerd said...

Oh my! How lucky you are! You get all the beauty without having to tend to it! Absolutely gorgeous -- you live in a beautiful area!!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW, Judy! Sooooo Springy and lovely....You live in such a beautiful area and your neighbors yard is WONDERFUL!
Love those tulips!! I love ALL colors...and so the pink of the Tulips really plesases me...and of course, the red, too! (lol)
That Gazebo sounds truly peaceful and serene...!

Awareness said...

BEEEE UUUUUU TEEEEEE FULLLL!

I am feeling so jealous! Our winter is just not over yet. We have new snow on the ground and the wind is brisk. Just last weekend I spotted some crocus growing.....but NOW?

Hopefully things will start blooming soon......in the meantime.....I will live vicariously through your beautiful photos.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Wow! With landscaping like that, one would almost think you were a florist! ((grin)) Beautiful pictures.

John

Weary Hag said...

Wow. Pretty pretty yard. I could never have the patience (nor the moolah) to put my yard into such classy shape. And yes... you're lucky to live so close to such beautiful "park-like" yard!

Shephard said...

Wow, how did I miss this post?
Gorgeous flower photos!
~S