Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bloom Day in the Deep South

It's the time of year in the Deep South when every humble dwelling becomes a Fairyland behind loads of Azaleas the size of a minivan, mine included. Dogwoods that usually accompany at the height of Azalea season bloomed early and have almost all shedded their petals.

Pink Pearl and George Tabor, with Pink Ruffles in background.

The secret path to the Upper Garden


Poppies have popped everywhere.

View from the Upper Garden side.

Younger Azaleas at the north side of the Upper Garden.

Calycanthus has bloomed, adding spicy fragrance.




Baptisia with spikes of bloom in front of Pink Ruffles.

I have many more pics, but I know you need to hurry on to the next Garden Bloggers'
Bloom Day blog which you can find linked at May Dreams Gardens, hosted by Carol.

You can find today's Blooms that were not Azaleas on

31 comments:

  1. You are having a lovely Bloom Day!

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  2. Oh my oh my - heaven on earth!

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  3. My garden looks so green compared to yours! You have such a wealth of blooms, and your poppies really grab the eye!

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  4. You must just be heaven right now! Simply gorgeous. Thanks!

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  5. Really pretty! I would say your garden is very much in bloom. Beautiful poppies, too.

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  6. Oh I love all that colour. I just wanted to sit a spell on one of those white chairs surrounded by spring blooms :) thank you!

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  7. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    ~~Linda...

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  8. NellJean your beds look so beautiful. So much color from those azaleas. Wow. Your poppies are blooming so beautifully.Mine are just starting from seeds.Ahhh, someday LOL!

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  9. Nell ~ I just love Pink Pearl. The rest of your azaleas are wonderful too and I love your views, but Pink Pearl zapped me.

    FlowerLady

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  10. It's all so beautiful ... such a stunning garden. I would love to stroll down that secret path to the Upper Garden ... it's such an inviting spot.

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  11. Neil Jean,
    It does not get any better, awesome gardens! I removed a Calycanthus from the path where I was building a porch, it is in our garden now blooming but no fragrance yet.

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  12. Wow, look at all that color! It's awesome to have such a large property to have plants of that size. The smaller blooms are beautiful, too.

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  13. I am very jealous of your giant azaleas! Those chairs really show the azaleas in scale. What a perfect place that would be to enjoy a book and and a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day.

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  14. What a delightful spring walk through your garden, Sue. Your azaleas are stunning!

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  15. Your azaleas are gorgeous and I loved seeing them in their entirety...and walking along through your garden. I need to get some shots of entire bushes - I didn't have time to post more than just a few closeups. Hopefully in another post...

    It must be just lovely in GA right now. The dogwood here are just coming in to bloom as the azaleas are beginning to pop open. Funny how the same plants can operate on such different schedules in our environments!

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  16. A fairyland is a great way to describe it! I love your secret path to the upper garden. I have a love/hate relationship with my azaleas. they have struggled so whenever we have had extended drought, but now they are gorgeous. I even bought a few more this spring.

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  17. The garden has awaken and spring is indeed well on its way. From now onwards, it is showtime for gardens in the Northern Hemisphere.

    I love your pink azaleas.

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  18. Stunning azaelas which I had enough room to grow lots

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  19. Lovely garden - I liked the picture of the two chairs with the azaelas the best!

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  20. NellJean - Your azaleas are gorgeous! I would like to plant azaleas in my woods. Thank you for your pictures. :)

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  21. All I can say is Ooooh! Aaaaahhhh!

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  22. You really can't beat azaleas. They are the quintessential southern plant, and they are most welcome in spring. Love your poppies!

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  23. aloha nell,

    you have some amazing blooms today...i am in awe, love your huze azalea trees!

    have a great weekend.

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  24. I think azaleas are gorgeous... and I think since I probably have to replace the bushes in the front garden azaleas are whats going in there! Pretty shots!

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  25. I am jealous. Just gorgeous!

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  26. Really fantastic! Your azaeleas are so beautiful and deep with intrigue! I could sit ther for hours! Love your poppies too!

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  27. Gorgeous Nell Jean... I especially love the first cluster of shrubs... all are beautiful... it must be delightful to be in your garden now!

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  28. Beautiful, Nell Jean. The popping poppies are delightful. Glad to know your dogwoods flowered sort of off-schedule, too.

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