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Around the Yard...

Blossoms of Summer this week in our---

...back yard:


Don Juan Rose & Strawberries -Cream Crepe Myrtle


Strawberries and Cream Crepe Myrtle  - Mexican Bird of Paradise


Close up of Mex. Bird of Paradise - Pink Lantana


Hybrid Wine Hibisus...it has RED variegated leaves [seen with flower bud]


Epiphyllum flower bud - Crepe Myrtle oasis with Pelican statue


Yellow Hibiscus


...front yard:

Pink Crepe Myrtle - Lavender Crepe Myrtle

31 comments :

  1. I bet the lavender crepe myrtle smells good(?). Lovely photos, thank you for sharing. Have a joyful day, friend.

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    1. ...a very faint, sweet clove like scent.

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  2. your header got a big oohhhhh and out loud ooohhhhh. i love it. you are soooooo talented... beautiful brilliant flowers. i have my dwarf poinciana today better known to you as Mexican Bird of paradise..

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    1. I know that they're called Mexican Bird of Paradise in Tucson, so I keep calling them that...didn't know they're also poinciana! I learned something from you today.

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  3. I believe crepe myrtle and hibiscus are my favorite tropical flowers. Just beautiful, Anni. Love your new header. :-)

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    1. I do so love hibiscus for sure....I think it's 'cause they come in so many colors. [And they make very pretty leis] lol

      Thanks D J

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  4. Wow, those flowers are just gorgeous.. We have two crepe myrtles here and they are white. Your new header is just terrific. I really like that.

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  5. What a beautiful header! And your yard must be like paradise right now! So many beautiful and exotic flowers! I love your Mexican Bird of Paradise and the large shot of your beautiful yellow hibiscus the best!

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    1. The mex bop is one of my favorites too.

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  6. What a pretty back yard you have with all that color. I don't have too many flowers and right now even the grass is looking rather brown

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    1. We need rain desperately.

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  7. Such beauty. Appreciate you sharing.

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  8. wow you've got lots of beautiful flowers. the crepe myrtle kind of remind me of lilacs a bit.

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  9. I love your header! The flowers today are gorgeous and that yellow is just bursting with cheer!

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    1. Hibiscus are truly a beautiful flowering bush. Thanks Mari.

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  10. You have beautiful flowers in your yard.

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    1. Thanks...with the rains in May, we seem to have a LOT more blossoms.

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  11. Such beautiful blooms you have in your yard! We have plain dark pink Crepe Myrtles in our front yard here, but holy cow I LOVE that strawberries and cream! I want one of those ;o) I've never seen a Hibiscus with red leaves - how neat!

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    1. Well, being a hybrid, they don't come 'around' often in plant nurseries here either.

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  12. Anni what a glorious back garden you have. I bet it is a bird and butterfly haven
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. I wouldn't know right now....too much heat to enjoy. lol

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  13. Love your yard flower photos. You almost knocked me over with all of the wonderful colors! (My cane is made of crepe myrtle.)

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    1. Oh I bet the cane is very attractive!!

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    2. I posted a picture of it last year. It is the last photo in this blog. http://nookworm-connectionsmore.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-for-spring-in-pa.html

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  14. Such gorgeous, bright flowers! I've always loved hibiscus and crepe myrtle, but we are too far north. Love all the happy colors! x Karen

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    1. "Happy Colors"...I like that reference, thanks Karen.

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  15. Beautiful blooms!
    Love the Hibiscus!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    Lea

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    1. I am...thanks, and I hope you are having a glorious week also Lea.

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