Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pink Saturday - Days of heaven.....and earth



Time to show you the splendor of the April garden......because that's where I've been spending all my time this week!  Miracle Gro is good, but someone up there is busy working miracles even more amazing to fill the garden with color and beauty this Spring.



The azaleas are blooming profusely.  The palest pink George Tabor has always been my favorite ~ guess it's because it looks like a true 'shabby chic' style of flower, single open petals and massed loosely on big bushes.......simple but gorgeous.


If you want a delicate pink in your garden, this is the one to grow.


Another deeper pink is this one below ~ don't recall the name ~ pretty ruffles double petals and nice with Spanish bluebells.  Note the periwinkle (Vinca) popping up.  Remember one small plant can choke your garden beds in no time flat.  I must run out there and start pulling it out....again!



My potting shed got a tidy up and sweeping out this week too ~ how I love this useful little back garden getaway.  The Akebia vine is growing by the doorway.......and there you can see where I rest my weary back, sipping a nice cuppa and thinking about the next project, now underway.......planting the vegetable garden!

Hope your PINK SATURDAY is going well......perhaps you're busy in your garden.  Take a break and visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to get a peek at all things pink.
Thanks for stopping by today ~ wish I could take you on a garden walk.
Happy weekend to all.

28 comments:

  1. What a splendid garden indeed...and I absolutely love your potting shed!

    ~happy saturday~

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  2. I have spent the last two days in the garden, knee deep in mushroom compost, surrounded by flowers... lobelia, and ivy geraniums, gardenias and Victoria sage. I am tired. And blissful.

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  3. Mary, I'm envious of all the glorious pink in your garden. I've been in my garden most of the week as well, but we are getting rain the past two days so had to take a break. What a great potting shed!
    Used the spoons again in my Thursday post. Your gift just keeps on giving. :-)

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  4. Oh Mary, I am so envious that you have a potting shed and such a gorgeous one at that! I think I would be out there all day, your garden is glorious.
    Wishing you sunshine all weekend long and no ash cloud!
    Maggie

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  5. Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. Oh I would love love love to have a potting shed, although I think it would turn into a kids play area! So pretty your flowers, If you have time stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/
    I am giving away a pretty rose teapot for the month of April!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  7. Oh Mary...I love all the beauty popping out after this past winter we had. Your potting shed & the way you decorated it is so fabulous!!!
    Happy Pinks to you! Enjoy that gorgeous yard! xo Tami

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  8. I love this time of year with all the azaleas blooming. It reminds me of my mother. She had the most beautiful bushes in her yard. The sad thing is, the new owners of her house dug them all up :( I do have one of her rose bushes and so far it has survived two moves and is thriving really well this year.

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  9. I love your garden Mary. I am envious of your potting shed and all of the beautiful flowering shrubs. As you know, our house had very little in the way of gardens and landscape and it will take a few years to make it look like anything special.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  10. Oh your azaleas are beautiful. Mine aren't quite there yet. I love your potting shed and sitting area. I think I would spend more time sitting than working. Carla

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  11. Your garden is absolutely lovely! It makes me long to work in mine. Thank you for this inspiring post, and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  12. Beautiful blooms and garden.
    Great captures.
    Happy Pink Saturday Mary!
    Have a lovely day.

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  13. Ooooo.....ahhhhh....enjoyed my visit in your garden! Happy PInk Saturday! I love your potting shed. oooooo....ahhhhhh. Thanks. Jenn

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  14. Your garden is beautiful and I love the potting shed! Wish I could go on that garden tour with you!!!
    PS - I lived in England for three years while in the Air Force, very nice!

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  15. What a lovely garden! I'm dying to dig in mine!

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  16. Hello Mary, Your post is beautiful. Your photos are too. A beautiful garden to enjoy with a cuppa and a view of all those lovely pink flowers. I love your post today.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Love, Jeanne

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  17. No yard work for me today....41 degrees....brrrr!!

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  18. Oh! I just love beautiful azaleas. Our garden has gone wild in the last few days. It is gorgeous now but I know we will be spending lots of time clipping soon!
    Have a wonderful Pink weekend!

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  19. Love those azaleas. I have a couple of lilac bushes just about to bloom here. I must say that your garden looks as fabulous as your home.

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  20. Happy Pink Saturday, Mary.

    Dear, your garden looks delightful for spring. You have a special touch for making everything special. Your azaleas are gorgeous. Ours have been pretty this year, too.

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  21. Hi Mary,

    Thank you so much for showing us your stunning Pink Garden. I love your potting shed and the comfy chair sitting outside. I can hear the birds chirping from here and the smell of fresh cut grass. Ahhhh what a wonderful pink weekend.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing your lovely garden with us. Now I'll sit and wait for mine to bloom~! lol

    xo Cathy

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  22. Mary I love your pinks especially the light pink with the dark pink throats! WOW! I also became a follower, actually i was surprised that I didn't follow already since i just love your blog. Your garden shed is the same color combo as my house, just Love it! Blessings Meg

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  23. Your garden is so beautiful. I can imagine sitting in one of those chairs, closing my eyes and listening to all the birdsong....ahhhh!

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  24. Love your pinks and azaleas. Our azaleas are beginning to bloom also and so beautiful.

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  25. Your garden is just dreamy... when I leave the city and get my little cottage of dreams, I want one just like it! :)

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  26. Happy Pink Saturday, your back yard area is beautiful, I could spend a lot of hours sitting and looking. Your beautiful roses in the post before are amazing. Have a great week.

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  27. I have the George one too. I need to take it in full bloom which it will be shortly. It is about 12-14 ft wide!! I like your garden shed. I am so excited about mine which is yet to be moved into its spot, but oh how I have plans for it!
    Take Care!
    Ulrike

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  28. Your garden is gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturda

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