Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - 5/15 - Roses, pansies and birds!

Spring is definitely here and Outdoor Wednesday is the perfect showcase for it! Jump over to Susan's at A Southern Daydreamer for more outdoor adventures!

The weather has been pretty cool here but some lovely sunny days. Here's some pics of how the yard is progressing.

With the cooler weather, the pansies are still blooming. I just love their cheerful little faces.

The knock-out roses are starting to bloom. If you don't have knock-outs, I highly recommend them. They are disease resistant and bloom constantly!

The knock-out tree rose. I can't wait until it is in full bloom!

Even the magnolia "Little Gem" trees are loaded with blooms. I love the smell of a magnolia bloom...such a clean, crisp lemony smell.

The Stella daylilies are just loaded with buds. In a few weeks, they should be putting on quite a show.

My favorite for today? Remember the little bluebird next with the pretty blue eggs?

Well, they are hatching! Look at these little birdies singing for their supper!'

See the one little egg left - He's a late bloomer I guess!

So with all this blooming going on, Here's a closing thought for today -


Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything looks beautiful! Pansies are my favorite and I can't have them because the bunnies eat them. Now I can enjoy yours. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous yard!

Domestic Designer said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything just looks so pretty! Your birdies are precious! Thanks for sharing your lovely yard and have a great day!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy! Your yard and flowers are just beuatiful! I love pansies and wish I had planted some earlier! The heat is coming though and they'd be gone!
Oh, the sweet little birds! How darling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Judy,
I am new to your blog and it is just beautiful. Your landscaping looks beautiful, especially those rose. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!

Lois Christensen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the pictures of your garden and the beautiful flowers in bloom already!! It is still so dreary up here in PA, and rainy!!! The roses are so pretty. I cannot believe the pictures you got of the bluebirds!!! How adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Your flowers and yard are beautiful! I have a monogramed garden flag like that. :) Thanks for sharing.

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips

Such sweet pictures...I love the roses.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

BEE-yutiful!!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

flmom said... Best Blogger Tips

The baby birds are too cute! I always enjoy seeing bird pics as we are studying flying creatures for science this year. All your landscaping is wonderful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said... Best Blogger Tips

Your yard and your home is just beautiful Judy..Love the little blue birds..I didn't know they were born blue..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Christy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the baby blue birds. I have a blue bird nest I am watching, too. Now I really can't wait for the eggs to hatch. Love the yard.

Olde Dame Penniwig said... Best Blogger Tips

What amazing pictures! So beautiful! Those precious baby birdies! And your tree rose is gorgeous.

joyh82 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful home and gardens you have. What sweet birdies too.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pansies, such a cheery flower!

SmilingSally said... Best Blogger Tips

Your yard is gorgeous. I love everything and those sweet birds are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Keetha Broyles said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I hope you are enjoying all that beautiful spring stuff down there - - - it's 40, cloudy, wet and cold here. Very sad face!!

Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

All your flowers and your whole yard is just beautiful - but those baby birds!!! SO sweet! :D Jewel

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful flowers, and I love that fountain! Your home and your yard look gorgeous! Love those beautiful double doors on the front of your house. Those baby birds are just so sweet! I can't believe you were able to get such a good picture of them. laurie

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Judy Bug...
Sorry I haven't been around as much lately..... I haven't felt good. Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Susan B said... Best Blogger Tips

Your yard is beautiful! The flowers are all pretty. The little birds are so cute. Thank you for sharing all your pictures!

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy,
Thank you for visitng my blog, it is so amazing to meer so many new people.

Have a great day!

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

You have a lovely yard. Thanks for sharing those birds chirping for their dinner. How cute is that? Very cute!

Beth at Aunties said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed you post very much. Your pansies are so pretty! The 'Knock Out' roses and magnolias, lilies and all the rest are going to be so spectacular very soon. Your yard is so lovely and the large porch is just perfect for memories to be be made on.
The babiy birds are adorable. I bet your little ones love to see them.:-) Even the big people!
Thanks Judy Bug for sharing. I am late getting around....yet I always like visiting you!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohmygosh, what beauty! Love, love your porch, especially the brick pillars holding it up. Reminds me of my childhood. :) Okay, will have to get some knockout roses. The birds--amazing!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Your flowers are gorgeous and those little birds are adorable, hope the little late bloomer catches up, Happy weekend, Kathy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said... Best Blogger Tips

I love spring and your garden and awakening with the season. sigh*. I love that you have so much room to plant such pretties. Our "lot" is a good sized considering where I live, but it's still to small to be able to plant a lush area. I do have some pretties though. Touches here and there.
Sweet little birds. We have a finch nest in our patio cover right now. She's got 4 eggs in there but they haven't hatched yet. She is quite the attentive momma bird and hardly leaves. I can't wait til the birdies arrive. Every year my hubby says he won't let them build a nest and every year I say "yes!". Of course, every year I win out. lol!
Enjoy your day!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness Judy, everything is just gorgeous. I absolutely love your front porch, it is just my favorite thing. I could sit out there all day and look at all the beautiful flowers blooming in your yard. The arbor is stunning also. Such fantastic curb appeal. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

The flowers look gorgeous! Your home is amazing! Love the porch! I can only dream, I live in a cookie cutter house.

Vintage Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips

You have a beautiful home I've really enjoyed your blog which I just happened to stumble upon I'm now a follower so I will be back often!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the fish tacos as much as we do. Your pansies are just gorgeous...haven't they been pretty this year. I hate to pull mine up to get ready for summer planting. Oh well. I love your knock-out roses. Mine are just now budding, and I am anxious to see how well they do this year. The bluebird pictures are precious. I think our houses are being ignored so far. Maybe soon. Come again.

Yellow Rose Arbor said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great post! Your yard is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it all, I need to look for some of those knock-out roses. Wonder if they come in yellow??

Those little birdies are so sweet!


Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy,
Your landscaping really is lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad to here you all have places that still need work too :)
Although your landscaping is giving me alot of good ideas. Probably bad ideas for my nusband though? Haha


English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Judybug, your yard is as pretty as the original garden must have been! Darling daughter and I love the blue bird nest pics. Although she is worried about that last little egg :-)
Re: about the same age - IMHO, 1955was a VERY FINE year :-)

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy those pics are awesome and I am so looking forward to Spring...we have had a tease of Those birdies how precious.

The Muse said... Best Blogger Tips

you have given this Muse, HOPE...thank you for sharing the joys of spring!

kayleeg2005 said... Best Blogger Tips

Just came across your Beautiful Blog today, everything is just beautiful, your yard is lovely! I love the blue eggs, how sweet to see such a thing....

Margaret Cloud said... Best Blogger Tips

You have one gorgeous yard, love all the flowers. The baby birds are so cute, I wonder how safe that open nest is from predators. I will be glad when my flowers show their heads, it is so cold here, it spit snow today.

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