Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flowers, Tub & A Gate

Every year we get this Fabulous gift from Heaven.....this rhododendron was here before we bought our home...and we have been here for over 35 years...and every year is just gets prettier...I LOVE the color....it always bloomed in May.... but now it blooms in mid April....too bad it only lasts a few weeks....

now remember this is still a work in progress....
I have to re stencil the tub....
this part of our garden looked so pretty last summer....
and add a little more color......
this get a lot of shade....

and this gate will get a fresh coat of paint....
Hubby and I made this gate about 3 years ago....we taught ourselves as we went along....gates are not as easy to build as it looks....but it was fun....we made the pickets to match the vintage bench....as a matter of fact we made two gates....this gate hides the trash and recycle bins....I hated to see them from our patio....so up the gate went.....heard it might rain this weekend.....that figures...just when we are on a roll.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

20 comments:

debi @ life in my studio said...

Your gardens are so pretty! I LOVE the tub...and the old windows hanging on the fence.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I'm in love the gorgeous pink in your garden, it is blooming beautifully, wow!! Found you the other day blogsurfing and love your blog. Hope your day is wonderful
♥ Teresa

Melanie said...

Your garden is beautiful! The rododendron is amazing! I just bought two of them for the first time this year and they're blooming beautifully. Hopefully, in time, they will look as amazing as yours. Just like the bench you posted, the gate is fabulous!

Margie said...

Your garden is beautiful! I love rhododendron's, we inherited one with our house too, it's purple, and not blooming yet, so I'm looking forward to it. Our magnolia tree is almost done blooming already! They don't last long either, but are totally worth it!

I also LOVE your gate! Seeing the trash cans is something that totally bugs me too, and I still haven't figured out a solution for the problem!

Have a lovely day!
Margie :)

Becky said...

That rhododendron is fabulous! Now I think I need a few of those around the Shabby old house.
Girl you are wearing me out watching you work. But it all looks so beautiful
Hugs
Becky

Forever Vintage said...

You are so busy Mo..but it looks like a lot of fun. A girlfriend of mine wants me to go away with her this weekend but I am inspired by you to do some projects in the backyard!! We'll see what happens!

Mary said...

Mo, the rhododendron is really pretty and I love the color. I wondered how long you have lived in your home and now I know. Your garden is so pretty with so many pretties to see. I love the brick. Have a wonderful day!!

Mary

Shelia said...

Morning, Mo! OH, I just love your garden and the beautiful pink blooming it's little heart out! I also love all of the whimsy you've put into your garden. Just so sweet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Bren said...

Good Morning Mo - My bunnies name is MO! LOVE IT!!!
Isn't it a shame how fast everything is being forced to bloom this spring with the heat we received early on. I blogged about that yesterday.
Your flowers in that bush are fabulous... can't wait to see what you will share next.
Have a blessed day in the garden.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Mo~ ~ ~
Thanks for the info on the pink pulls.
I love your garden and house I could move right in. Love your header I wonder which roses they use when they have them rambling over a house like that? I understand that they are many years old but I would like to get started growing mine now since this is our first year in our home. Any ideas?~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

bananas. said...

wow the rhododendrons are beautiful! our purples ones are starting to bloom too. i hope they look as good as yours.

Federica said...

Your garden is so cute!
Where you been in Italy? I live in a city called Bologna, northern Italy.
I was in the US several times but I've never been in California!
I hope to be able to visit soon...
Warm hugs,
Federica.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That plant is gorgeous!!! I love your lattice fence and your brick patio too!!!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your rhododendron is gorgeous! I love whimsy! The wheel barrel and & tub are just too cute for words! ☺ Diane

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Are you kidding your garden is gorious already ..... love the tub and the gate is fabulous.....

I have a new blog address

http://web.me.com/lindasbluegate/web.me.com_lindasbluegate/Bluegate_Blog/Bluegate_Blog.html

HUgs
Linda

Ginger said...

Your yard is just beautiful. I love the old tub. The flowers are amazing.
I think you and your hubby did a great job on the gate. Why is it some people have all the talent, and some of us don't have any? lol

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Mo; Wow I love your garden, that tub is so great.. I just love garden art. and your gate it so pretty, you two did a darn good job. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs;
Alaura

Federica said...

Good morning Mo, you've traveled a lot and you've seen many beautiful italian cities!
Rome is absolutely my favorite! Is wonderful! The people, food, history...
I would like to see the blog of your sons girlfriend, let me have the link.
Have a wonderful day!
Federica

debbie said...

GOOD MORNING MO,
OH THAT RHODODENDRON IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL,ANGELIC GORGEOUS PLANT I HAVE EVER SEEN. THAT IS STUNNING.
MO, I HAVE A LADY BUG...YOU MAKE MY HEART SMILE AWARD WAITING ON YOU AT MY BLOG. YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD IN YOUR GARDEN AND WHENEVER I AM WORKING IN MY FLOWERBEDS I LOVE TO SEE LADY BUGS....IT IS LIKE GOD'S BLESSING TO THE GARDEN. YOU, MO, ARE THE LADY BUG TO MY GARDEN BLOG.
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

Stephenie said...

I can't say it enough Your garden is just so BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks like something you would see in a magazine....I just love the tub...Just amazing...
STephenie