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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We have been busy, busy, busy around here. I'll try to play catch-up some today. It's Bloomin' Tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com drop by and take a look around.
Lemon Tree
Apple Tree (thanks to my husband for bending the blooms ever so gently so I could snap a photo)
Grapefruit Tree--see the tiny balls in the center? That's the little fruit.
Tomato
Society Garlic
Not your average Wisteria, this blooms about three times during the Summer and is not as fragrant as the wild Wisteria. (kind of stinks actually)
Thanks again Gail over at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com for the PPPP. I believe she has adjusted to her knew home quite well.
One of my 6 Clematis Vines
Gerbera Daisy not only survived our very cold winter, but also a recent move from one of my other gardens.
Marigold--it's a garden staple around here.
Look! The House Wren babies...
Husband and I took a drive over the weekend to Bradley's Farm...we had planned a nice walk around this pond. There was a party preparing for a wedding, I can see why. Isn't it beautiful?
There is even a brick walkway that leads up to the Pergola. Nice. What I could see from the truck as we drove around, there were bows on the front of the porch facing the pond.

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Today I am just Thankful!

36 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

What wonderful blooms! Especially the Gerbera and the Apple!

Dani said...

I've got tomato blooms now too!! Woohoo!

FlowerLady said...

Those apple blooms are so sweet. Love the grapefruit too. You have a lot of wonderful flowers blooming and that park looks like such a restful place to walk around.

Have a great week.

FlowerLady

tina said...

Cool on the grapefruit blossom. I've never really seen one before.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I've got a rooted cutting of that evergreen wisteria. To me, it smells like camphor. It's not the best fragrance in the world. The blossoms are nice though. And it's cold hardy in my zone, barely.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The Apple Tree blossom is very pretty. The grapefruit tree reminded me of a day long, long ago when I was in Florida. I was visiting a friend. At breakfast time I walked out into their yard and picked a grapefruit. I thought that was such a cool thing to be able to do!

Randy and Jamie said...

I wish we were far enough south for fruit trees!

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

That pond does look like a great setting! It will be a while before we have tomato blooms - but I didn't get them planted yesterday. 20 in the garden with a few more to go. Peppers too. I have a little grapefruit tree I grew from a seed, It hasn't bloomed yet but is probably to young.

Suzanne said...

What beautiful blossoms! The apple tree is so pretty and I love the grapefruit tree. I've never seen one! Gorgeous!

Ami said...

Beautiful blooming garden! Love both apple and grapefuit blossoms! This is my first time to see these flowers for such common fruits :) Happy tuesday!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I'm so envious you already have flowers on your tomatoes. I haven't even planted mine yet.

Gails PPP's are quickly making their way around the country:)
Marnie

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: You are blooming so beautifully, so many different plants showing their color.

Lola said...

Great looking blooms. I'd like to have a grapefruit & lemon. Maybe one day.
I got my tomatoes planted & some other stuff. I hope they make this yr. Nothing last yr.

Skeeter said...

I will have two outdoor weddings this year. One in June and one in Fall. I only wish they had such a beautiful setting as this lake for their wonderful day! I planted Gerber Daisy this past week. I found two beauties and just had to have them. I hope they will be happy in my garden…

Today, I am thankful for my wonderful neighbors…

Amy said...

Darla ~ It all looks so beautiful! Your trees are wonderful. :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful blooms! Love your daisy and marigolds. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

George said...

I can't believe the variety of fruits and flowers you have in your gardens. Bradley's Farm looks like a great place to spend some time on a beautiful Spring day.

Lois said...

I haven't been out to Bradley's in awhile! What a beautiful weekend for a wedding. I love the baby birds!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Oh---what a gorgeous place to have a wedding.. George and I got married outside --and loved it. It just 'happened' to be a beautiful day.

Love your flowers. The Apple bloom looks a little like the Dogwood, doesn't it? Love the Grapefruit bloom--showing the little grapefruits. Wow!!!!!

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla. I never saw a grapefruit bloom before. They are really pretty aren't they.What a great plant that Gerbera has been. Still so pretty.

Dar said...

Beautiful blooms. I envy your citrus trees. Have a wonderful Day.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous blooms! Love the Apple blossoms!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wow tomato flowers already! I bet the grapefruit flowers smell good. It all looks so pretty there.

perennialgardener said...

I love all the fruit tree blossoms you have in your garden. So lucky! No tomato blooms here yet, just planted my veggie patch this week. ;) Happy Bloomin Tuesday!

Becca's Dirt said...

You have so much going on in your yard now. Beautiful color on the gerbera daisy. Also loving the fruit on your trees. MMmmm grapefruit. I love it.

Elena said...

Just beautiful! I have never seen a grapefruit bloom. I didn't know they were so pretty and exotic looking. Thank you so much for sharing!

Paula said...

I always love coming to your blog each weeek - love your flowers ! Thanks for sharing, Paula

Jean said...

Thanks for posting some forgotten beauty! I love all the fruit tree blossoms. Jean

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Dear, I LOVE this location!!! And you know what I'm talking about!

Your header photo is just fabulous.

Leedra said...

Never had Wisteria that wasn't wildly fragrant, so I must have always had the wild Wisteria, including my white Wisteria. Didn't know the grapefruit had such a beautiful flower.

Julie said...

You got a whole heck of a lot to be thankful for, Darla!!! Isn't that so wonderful??? Thank God!

Beautiful plants and blooms!!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hey Happy Blooming Tuesday, I see your lovely garden is coming along right nicely this spring!
I love the color of your Gerbera Daisy! Wow, wisteria that blooms 3 times a year?? Sign me up!
~Ann

sweet bay said...

That must be our native Wisteria. Sadly, it does stink. It's pretty and very unique-looking though.

Tammy said...

I would love all those fruit trees. Beautiful pictures. especially the close-ups of the bloom.

Mark said...

hi! enjoyed visiting your gardens!!! thanks for sharing!
Sherri

Twisted Fencepost said...

The grapefruit...that's the first time I've seen the fruit in front of the bloom.
And the wisteria...that's only the second time I've seen that type. Someone posted a picture of one of those on another blog. I have the wild kind. I dug it up from the side of the road and transplanted it in my yard.