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Backyard in Bloom...

While Bud and I were continuing our project of clipping out winter kill from the time we had a freezing temperature of 26 degrees this past February...I took some photos of our flowers in the yard that are blooming right now in April...


My first Amaryllis Blossom of the Season


My favorite hibiscus [the pale pink] and the double petaled salmon orange hibiscus


My favorite rose - Don Juan and one of several potted blooming cactus from our home in Tucson


The Magenta-colored Bougainvillea


The first blossom of our gardenia and the red Bougainvillea [color name San Diego Red]


One of two Lantanas with a moth on the blossoms and Duranta [purple]


42 comments :

  1. Lovely blooms in your backyard. Wonderful colors!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Hello, pretty blooms and images. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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  3. I love your pretty flowers, and hibiscus reminds me that you live in a tropical paradise! :-)

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    1. Thanks D J....paradise in blooms anyway.

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  4. What gorgeous flowers you have! We had a fight with the frost this Spring and lost most of the blooms on our Tulip Magnolia. Hopefully, the rest of Spring will be more flower friendly.

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    1. Ya, it was biting cold for a couple of days here, and the weaker plants...well, we're still cutting out winter kill [waiting and hoping they'll come back before much trimming is done]

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  5. We are still hoping and waiting for the daffodils and it would be good to see a crocus! Your flowers are inspirational and lovely.

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    1. I really like daffodils, but around here, it doesn't get cold enough for them to flourish as they should by spring. I think the tubers rot in the soil.

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  6. Hi Anni, beautiful blooms. Thanks for sharing. Jo

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  7. I think I smell that beautiful gardenia.. we have purple and pink bougainvillea but no red. we have the pink and salmon like these also. we had zero winter this year, never went below 48 and that was only 3 times. stayed in the fifties as lows and not a whole lot of that. I hope we have no summer.. ha ha.. and no hurricanes either.

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    1. Ditto on the summer temps/hurricanes!!

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  8. Lovely... I have found now that I am in Florida everything seems to have a prickle... makes gardening often a painful experience. Looks like you don't have the same issue.

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    1. Bud used to say the same about living in the desert...everything pricks, prods, or poisons us.

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  9. You have a gorgeous garden! You need to feature it more. So many beautiful and exotic flowers! It must make you smile each time you walk out. My favorite is the Bougainvillea, I have never seen anything like it. And the COLOR!!!

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    1. Which reminds me....we should thin out our 'exotic' bird of paradise...it has stopped blooming.

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  10. Beautiful colors! I missed my Amaryllis's blooming. I saw they had buds and the next thing I know they were on their last leg.. Oops. Not sure how I missed that.
    Yours were pretty. ;o)

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    1. Thanks Carla...nice to meet you.

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  11. How pretty. Wish we had all those flowers blooming now. I have to settle for finally seeing teeny tiny leaves on the trees

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    1. Most trees never lose their leaves down here...but some do. Our pecan tree in the front is finally budding out. Seems later than usual tho.

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  12. oh my gosh, so pretty! back in Orlando we had a gardenia bush, bougainvillea, two hibiscus bushes, mornings glories and I miss them all. as soon as we buy a home here I will be making our yard beautiful. thanks for sharing your lovely yard.
    btw I thanked you on my post. I went right out and bought some kale. :)
    hugs,
    Marie

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    1. You and me both will be healthy whipper-snappers in no time!

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  13. Those are all beautiful flowers. What joy they must bring you, Anni.

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    1. That, they do. Thanks so much.

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  14. Stunning beauty on your yard.

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  15. Wow! The blooms in your yard are just amazing. I'd love to wander around with my camera!

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    1. well...come on down. You have an open invitation Mari.

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  16. Dear Anni, Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Thank you for sharing with me about your grandson. So very thankful to the Lord that your grandson survived. I am hoping to get my laptop back by next week...I am "limping along" using a very old one that is driving me nuts! lol I wish you both a blessed Easter with love. Thank you for your friendship.
    I enjoyed your flower photos so much. We love lantana and have several plants in our yard. They love the hot sun and poor soil here in GA!

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    1. Lantana are so colorful...they 'spruce' up any yard!!

      Thanks Mildred

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  17. Sure is a pretty Lilly I won't see any until July and August.
    Coffee is on

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    1. By that time of year, down here, it's pretty much finished with growing season. Too hot.

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  18. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Anni everything it gorgeous and such brilliant colors
    Hugs madi and mom

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  19. What a great variety in your backyard! We are just now greening up. Flowers to come soon.

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  20. the amaryllis is gorgeous. and I bet the gardenia smells heavenly

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