Sunday, April 10, 2011

Springtime in the Courtyard

I had planned to take my camera for a walk today and take pictures of all the beautiful azaleas in bloom, but the wind is blowing so did not think many would turn out well.
Instead, I will share what is blooming in my courtyard right now. I potted annuals Friday, and still have a few more to fill. Will go one day this next week to get more - not sure just what.
No, that is not a helicopter in the sky - The carpenter bees are back!

Last year both of the azaleas bloomed at the same time and were beautiful. This year one has no buds at all - maybe a few tiny ones, and this is all the other one did.


Left the hook on the impatiens for now, as don't know if I will end up hanging them - depends on what I get this week.
I am linking up with Mary @ "Mosaic Monday"
and Susan @ "Outdoor Wednesday"

Have a great week!
Glenda

25 comments:

mustard seeds said...

Pretty, pretty! I need to plant something with color. Thanks for the inspiration, Glenda. I guess your yard survived last week's terrible weather.
Sheila

Betsy said...

Glenda, your yard is gorgeous with all the beautiful colors. Can you send some out my way? Thanks for the inspiration; I need to get busy with some planting.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your courtyard is very pretty. I just recently heard of carpenter bees, they must be huge.

Carol said...

Very pretty courtyard, your blooms are beautiful!

Vee said...

I've enjoyed seeing your plantings and knowing how things are going in your corner. This is the work that I can not begin until the end of May so it's very nice to see your flowers. Carpenter bees? They don't sound at all nice.

xinex said...

Your courtyard is so pretty, Glenda. You have it decotated so well and arranged the flowers beautifully.....Christine

The Green Pea said...

Glenda, your courtyard is so pretty.
Have a nice week. sandi

Snap said...

what a lovely courtyard! i'm not going to hang my impatiens ... i like them just where they are. happy Monday!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great week ahead.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There's that corner that I love! I'll hope to have flowers like that in about 2 months from now. Windy here yesterday too!

Cat & Cricket said...

Love your courtyard...and am jealous of all your pretties ...waiting in the Northeast patiently!
Hope to see you in May at Sand and Sea Sundays!
Smiles~
Cricket

Tina said...

Your courtyard is gorgeous - it reminds me of New Orleans. You seem to have a green thumb. Just lovely.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The flowers are gorgeous. We haven't bought any yet. I was afraid it was a bit early and with our Saturdays taken up with nursing home visits and the work we've been doing inside the house...we just haven't found the time to go to the nursery yet. Your photos make me want to find the time!

Your courtyard is always so pretty!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Some of our azaleas are in bloom. I love all of your photos, beautiful! We had storms roll thru here today also, but not nearly as bad as they thought, thank goodness. Glad ya'll survived.

Pondside said...

Your courtyard is beautiful. I'll bet it holds the heat of the day so that you can sit out and be comfy in the evening at this time of year.

Donna said...

Love all your pretty flowers! Doesn't it make you happy! I am buying my flowers this week to plant!
Hugs,
Donna

Diann said...

Gorgeous Glenda...just stunning!

Nezzy said...

Your courtyard looks amazin' sweetie!!! I have to wait 'till mid May to put out annuals due to frost but that doesn't mean I don't have the fever big time!!!

Thanks for sharin' your beautiful bloomers! Heeehehehe...

God bless ya and have an amazin' day! :o)

Domestic Designer said...

Everything looks so pretty! I just love this time of year.
DD

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a gorgeous new header Glenda. What pretty gardens. Love that little girl on the bench..My Mom would love her!

Kim said...

So pretty - love all the color. And how wonderful that you have a courtyard! Be still my heart!

Light and Voices said...

Enjoyed the cyber tour and your courtyard. Just lovely.
Joyce M

Richard Cottrell said...

A courtyard is a dream of mine. I loved the bird cage. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House

Linda said...

What a lovely courtyard! Thanks for sharing!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday Participant to share a piece of your world. I love your courtyard planting.