This is the view looking at our deck from the pathway that surrounds the pond. You can see all the wonderful things we have planted. As far as edibles, we have an artichoke plant, a lemon, lime and even an orange tree. Unfortunately, the poor orange tree (on the far right) is struggling to survive after all of the rain we've received this winter. I hope it pulls through since we've had it for 6 years and the past few seasons it's produced amazing oranges. We then have two hibiscus' (the really tall thing in the middle is a red one, and behind the orange tree you can see, but we have a yellow one), four gardenia plants (in the long boxes up front, they are about to bloom I believe. Yes Mom, if you're reading this, I'm sorry. I know you're allergic). Then we have a mix of flowers and other plants.
This is a closer pic of our lemon tree. Look at the size of our lemons! LOL I can't wait until they ripen so we can make fresh lemonade and use them in tiki drinks.
This is the ledge outside our kitchen window. Don't you just love the tulips? To the left of those are cute little flowers for the hundreds of hummingbirds we have in the area. If you look closely through the window, you can see the huge jug of white distilled vinegar. I must have been dyeing yarn while I took this picture! LOL
IT all looks really pretty, hope you get plenty of lovely fruit from your trees, our citrus trees are looking very sad after the cold winterReplyDelete
aww your yard looks so cute!! We are hoping to plant some things out soon to make ours a little nicer!! I did have RED sunflowers last year though which I loved :-P I like the lemon tree best!! I hope your orange tree survives too...poor thing!!ReplyDelete
We had a lovely sunny day yesterday, so I too was taking photos of pretty flowers. The blue sky is so rare, I had to take advantage of it.ReplyDelete
Ahhhh, I needed that! I am so ready for Spring to get to Michigan. Your deck garden is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! I love the tulips.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flowers! Tulips are my favourite flower, I love spring!ReplyDelete
Well below freezing again here today and last night, and sadly more of the same expected. Soooooo, lovely to see such pretty flowers. Thanks, I needed that.ReplyDelete
Halfpint, thanks! The lime tree is new as of like a week ago, but already has blossoms on it so I have high hopes for that one. :) I hope your citrus trees pull through.ReplyDelete
littleredcraftingcorner, thanks! I can't wait until the lemons start to turn yellow! LOL
CraftyCripple, can't wait to see your photos!
WonderWhyGal, thank you. I'm ready for spring as well, despite living in a warmer climate.
Leah, thank you. There is something about tulips that just make you smile, isn't there?
Andria, thanks! I love spring, too.
Sandy, wow, still that cold where you are? Hopefully it warms up soon. You're welcome. :)
I'm especially smitten with your calla! I love lilies, in particular! :)ReplyDelete
Lily, I agree, calla lilies are sooo pretty. I wish they lived longer. That's the sad thing about most spring flowers.ReplyDelete
Wow, the jealously burning within me has left me with little to say. Just yesterday I said to girlfriend "I so love spring in Calgary... Do you know when we'll see any?"ReplyDelete
Seriously though, your yard looks lovely. Even if I lived in the right climate I am hopeless with plants. Yours make everything look so bright and alive.
The tulips are beautiful. My favorite flower. I'm still waiting for mine to bloom here in the PNW. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the spring flowers-- my crocuses are just starting to peek out, though this morning they had dusty little snow-caps. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Nikki, sorry about that! LOL, but see, I'm SHARING it with you! Spreading the sunshine and the cheer. ;) And thank you.ReplyDelete
Rhonda, thank you! Be sure to show us once yours have bloomed.
Aimee, thank you! I hope your crocuses make it through the latest snowfall.
Beautiful flowers! I am gonna be in so much trouble when my Dad finds out that I managed to kill the amaryllis bulbs he gave me that my grandfather planted over 40 years ago! Forgot to bring them in to the garage and the Indiana winter was not very kind.ReplyDelete
As you know, I'm an ardent supporter of FO Friday cheating. Your deck looks fab, and your flowers make me miss CA a ton. Love the tulips!!ReplyDelete
The flowers are beautiful! I'm envious of your lemons - I bought my husband one of those little lemon trees for our anniversary one year. A lemon tree in Cleveland turns into a sad site very quickly, so no lemonade for us :>(ReplyDelete
Ooh, I am so jealous. Our tulips are just breaking through the soil now, and definitely no citrus growing here :( Love how full and colourful you've made your patio :)ReplyDelete
I love your porch!ReplyDelete