Thursday, March 10, 2016

Around the Garden

Looks like an early spring
for us
in the Lone Star State!
We've had strong storms this week.
Spelling out~
Welcome to Texas in the springtime!

Before the storms,
I took a walk in my garden.
So many of the plants and blooms lasted all winter
for the first time ever!

Here is what greeted me in the garden~

Camellia all in red and blooming gorgeous!


They've been blooming since February.


Pretty light blue pansies.


The color is stunning!


Violas and rosemary all in bloom.


Gardenia's in white and dark green leaves.


Day-lilies popped up through the ground and thriving.


Berries on the trees in brilliant red.
The birds are very happy munching away in the trees.


The ferns made it through the winter over the pool shed!

Carolina Jasmine sunny and bright in yellow.


and
A few first pink roses.


Yes
Spring is here
and
soon we will be here~~


Are you seeing signs of springtime?
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

xo

Be sure and stop by the blog hop from Texas tomorrow.



47 comments:

KUNIs little white castle said...

Aaaaw very beautiful

Latane Barton said...

Nothing like you have... I've seen a few jonquils and two pink flowering trees, not sure what they are. That's it.

Stacey said...

Good morning Celeste. Aren't we having the most amazing early spring? I'll take the rain too.

Question - is your gardenia in the ground or in a pot?

Lisa said...

Your garden is amazing Celeste! Your gardenia are so luscious and full! The smell is intoxicating, isn't it? Enjoy your beautiful garden!

Joyce Mayer said...

Very pretty. Daffodils have broken through the earth, Pussy Willows are beautiful this year - it's there second spring in our garden.

Happy Thursday.

Kim said...

Things in my world are just starting to wake up and stretch. Hoping for big color soon!! :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Celeste, your flowers are simply gorgeous! Isn't it amazing that most continued to bloom this year? An extremely mild winter for us. I certainly hope the summer might be the same. Wishful thinking, huh? :)

My favorite aunt had such beautiful gardens and always had flowers in her home. I believe that's where I began the desire to have them too! Her gardenias were stunning and oh my, the fragrance. Anytime I smell a gardenia my thoughts go to her.

I do hope you're feeling better! It's been a rough week for migraines. I woke up at 4:30 this morning, just miserable. Right now it's easing up but I'm having trouble seeing on the computer.

Have a blessed day!
xo
Pat

Silvana Joanne said...

I love the colors of those flowers! Boy spring has really arrived in Texas! Not here in Italy quite yet but we're getting there! Great pictures

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You have lots of pretty blooms. Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I enjoyed my stroll around your yard, Celeste. All the colors are so pretty, and I especially loved seeing your camellia and gardenia.
I hope you're feeling much better, my friend. xo

Christine said...

So pleased for you! The blooms are beautiful & spring has brought much colour & joy to your garden, Celestina!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The other day I noticed the crepe myrtle getting new green for the season...but lately, I haven't had a chance to walk through the puddles in the yard!! Lots o' rain.

Beautiful images.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning My Sweet Texas Neighbor!
I am loving every single inch of your garden and indeed Spring is arriving early in our homeland state of Texas!
It's been so great hasn't it? Well, up until this deluge of rain.
Now I am so worried over my wee little garden that popped up out of the ground so well.
Looking forward to sharing in the blog hop with you tomorrow and seeing what wonderful Texas inspiration you will be sharing.
Thank you too for joining us today At Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
xoxo
Jemma

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Love the spring Texas weather and your post. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden pictures.
LJ

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would love to walk thru your garden. All your flowers are beautiful! It is a colorful post, with these gorgeous images. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

My camellias are blooming....can't wait for the other flowers to bloom....your flowers are beautiful!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos of spring! I love the gardenias! So pretty and they must smell divine. They don't grow here. xoxo Su

Eilis said...

Wow- you do have a lot blooming. Everything is beautiful. My plants are all cut back and blah looking right now. I can't wait for the perennials to come back. I need to get planting some annuals too.

Conniecrafter said...

How wonderful to have so many beautiful blooms already this time of year. I am getting excited that the trees are starting to bud and their is some leaves popping up on our tiger lilies and Iris plants. My hubby is itching to take pictures of anything growing that he was out taking pictures of the flowering weeds before I picked them.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Wow! You have a lot of beautiful flowers blooming! My parsley and chives from last year are still going strong. That is it here, since the HOA here takes care of the plants and they have not planted flowers, just shrubs.

craftyles said...

I can't believe your garden is so pretty already. I love the color of those pansies. I'm sure all this rain has helped it out as well. I can't wait to get started on planting this year! Happy Thirsday!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Beautiful walk thru your gardens Celeste! Thanks for sharing~ Love the inspiration you've given us.
We are not quite at spring yet here in CO! But for now it IS
unseasonably warm; so I will soak it in~ Wish we had some of your rain friend!
You know, our usual 'first flowers' are pansies and viola's (Johnny Jump-ups!: ) And I am always amazed. They are such sweet, small, delicate looking flowers to me - yet so hearty! to endure CO spring chills. They are brave, and stronger than they look : ) Have a blessed week-end~ Karen O

Dorthe said...

What a gorgeous garden you already have ,dear, so many things, which would never grow as beautifully here, as they do in your Texas. The Camelias are so stunning, and love the light blue pansies, which I if lucky, will find here for sale, later in the month :-)
I hope your storms are over Celeste, and wish you a most wonderful spring weekend !
Hug from Dorthe

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing, hugs, Valerie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I loved my walk through your garden - everything is so beautiful. We have had a spring since January. February was the hottest month since they have been keeping records.

My iris are blooming and my roses are full of buds. The rain we have been having is wonderful for our gardens.

Your photo's are stunning. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your garden.
Hugs,
Mary

BarberryLane Designs said...

OMG...gardenias were my mom's favorite. She used them in her December 1945 Amarillo wedding...how about that for a Texas connection. Someday I would like to go and visit the church they were married in...right after the war. Anyway...do you know how hard it is to get gardenias in December...one year I paid $40.00 for two...with no guarantee. Finally we went to fake...Thanks for the memory...Sandi

Rose L said...

Lots of things have been blooming in my garden! I will have to take photios.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I canno t believe the vibrant blues of your pansies, and since February! !! Gorgeous!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh lucky you! Love seeing the pretty flowers. We are experiencing spring like weather so I can't really complain. I wish I could grow Gardenias and Camellias. It drops down too cold for them here. I brought in a pot of daffodils that I saved from last year and they took off real fast so i should see blooms before long. They were buried under 2 ft. of snow but it's all gone now!! Yay!! Is this Bluebonnet Blog Hop closed to only a few?

Red Rose Alley said...

I saw your red flower and had to come over and take a peek. Red flowers are my favorite, and your camellias are so pretty. I can't believe they are already blooming. My roses haven't come up yet, still waiting. Oh, I can smell your gardenias from here. They have the sweetest scent, and we used to have a big bush next to our pool at the old house. Aaaaahhhhh, some pretty roses already for you to enjoy.

love, ~Sheri

Createology said...

Glorious blossoms and berries and to think they survived Winter and are welcoming Spring. Your gardens are truly gorgeous dear. My daffodils were blooming so beautifully and then the snow came and destroyed them all. So...Winter will continue here and I am happy you are having Spring.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, just beautiful! Flowers all winter -- I can't imagine! The color of those blue pansies is stunning. And I just love the gardenias; they seem so exotic to this northerner! We had 70 degree weather on Tuesday. It was beautiful! Cold and rainy today, but it won't be much longer til the warmer weather is here.
Looking forward to enjoying that Texas weather for sure!! xo Deborah

Tete said...

Oh my, you have a wonderful head start on things down there! Love all the colors and all the blooms. We are just getting started with a few crocus here and there. Not mine, yet, though. The grass is greening up and the buds are on the trees. I am so ready for real leaves! Its warming up here. We have robins! They are our first sign of real spring here. Love their songs... have an awesome weekend.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

How lovely that your flowers are blooming! A little jealous, in a good way!
warmly,
deb

Debby Ray said...

Celeste, your garden is so lovely! Oh, I just cannot wait until things start blooming here in NC. Spring is such an exciting time!

Consider It All Joy said...

Spring is definitely here in the desert southwest, upper 80's today! Your blooms are beautiful! I'm so happy you are able to enjoy such beauty in your own back yard! Many blessings, Cindy xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Celeste this week we are in the 80's YIKES!!! But next week back in the 60's, trees are budding and I'm going Pansy shopping on Monday, your beautiful pansies have inspired me. I always enjoy seeing your bountiful vivid flowers.
Happy weekend my friend.
xoxo,
Vera

Blondie's Journal said...

How lucky you are to have these beautiful blooms right now, Celeste! I think we might have an early spring here in the Midwest. I really love pansies (yours are gorgeous!), I can plant them after the freeze, in April perhaps, and then again in the fall around October. Just a planter on the front porch makes me smile.

Wonderful post. Thank you for the pretty photos!

Jane

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, you lucky woman! Spring arrived at your home and it looks wonderful! Here we are still waiting, nights are still cold and frosty, but the sun is coming for more hours now :O)
Enjoy all those Beauties in your garden, and I am sure, you can jump into the pool soon ;O)
WIshing you a wonderful and joyful Spring-Weekend, my dear friend!
Love, hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful scenes from the garden, Dear Celeste! Love those sky-blue pansies! So many pretty blooms - it just makes me smile! Sending hugs xo Karen

Anna said...

Gorgeous flowers !!!!!!
Have a lovely weekend in your garden !!!!
Hug
Anna

Feral Turtle said...

Commenting from Canada where we can get to -40, I have to say it's a little surreal looking at all of your blooms. We sometimes see crocuses poking out of the snow but the flowers you have are houseplants to me....lol. Happy spring to you my friend!

Daniela said...

Spring is definitely dwelling your garden, dearest Celestina, what a joy !
I thank you most sincerely !
May your weekend be blessed with love
with gratitude
Dany

Denise said...

very pretty.

Sue Kosec said...

Love, love, love your yard. The flowers are so inviting!

Be happy!
xo
SuZeQ

cynthia lee designs said...

You have some pretty flowers blooming. I have some purple crocuses blooming now. We are expecting bad storms tomorrow.
hugs,
~Cindy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous garden. I have my camellia in a pot and it did produced buds but they never bloomed. I suspect it didn't receive enough water this year as we discovered a broken sprinkler too late.
You post was truly a joy to read and I hope that you will continue adding your ray of sunshine every week on Thoughts of Home on Thursdays.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..