Saturday, February 23, 2013

Houston Looks Like This Right Now....



azalea in full bloom everywhere you look...
it is really a nice time of year to be here


All azaleas are rhododendrons but not all rhododendrons are azaleas. Azaleas have been reclassified and are now in the genus Rhododendron.

Azaleas


sure signs of Spring


so the gardeners were here today, laying down mulch, getting the beds
ready for my springtime flower planting...
it's therapy, you know?




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14 comments:

Coty Farquhar said...

How beautiful! xx

carolyn bradford said...

I saw one large white bloom on one of our Azalea bushes…I was shocked! It's too early…isn't' it?? I hate that there blooms are here today and gone tomorrow!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It's such a beautiful time when the rhododendrons and the azaleas are in full bloom. We are way behind you Marsha and they won't be out until May so we have a little time to wait for the big show ! Meanwhile, we are all freezing over here !! Roll on Spring !! XXXX

martinealison said...

Les signes évidents du printemps ne sont pas encore chez nous... ce matin la neige avait recouvert le sol et le froid perdure...
Il fait bon d'ouvrir votre page et de me laisser à rêver grâce à vos merveilleuses photos fleuries.
Gros bisous

The enchanted home said...

I am sooo jealous. Here all we have is dirty snow, that isn't moving..ugh! I am so anxious and ready for spring, its not even funny!! Enjoy the big show tonight glamour mama.

Maryanne White said...

Oh I envy you, here we are still dealing with winter. The smell of fresh mulch would be such a welcome for me now.

That's Not My Age said...

Looks lush.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I'm sure Causse will make you a divine pair of bespoke gloves to garden in Marsha. Only the best of course!x

Cindy Albert said...

Marsha, those pictures are so beautiful. Here in Southern California we have to work really hard to keep azaleas looking good. Would love to be strolling the path in your first picture.

xoxo
Cindy

Splenderosa said...

Are you kidding me, Paul, my dear? I have my own very special "look" for gardening...a pair of Bermuda's and an old Gap tee. :)'s

VM Creation Atelier said...

Oh,Marsha,dear............HOW much I want to be there,by you!!! Just in this gorgeous flower time,OMG!!!

LOVe the last one image so much;-)))*

Thank you for these beautiful post!!!

Sending to you my warm hugs,
***Violetta***

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Are you kidding...the azaleas are already blooming? How beautiful!

La Petite Gallery said...

Gosh, I can remember going to the Ima Hogg estate when the azaleas were in bloom
in River Oaks. Guess that estate is long
gone huh? Sunday was a horror, Snowed all day and night.
Beautiful post.
yvonne

Splenderosa said...

Oh, no, Yvonne. The estate is now owned by the Museum of Fine Arts and is open to the public on certain days. You enter from Memorial Drive (not via Lazy Lane in River Oaks) & the Museum has built a new building on that side for a gift shop and continuing education on Americana). All is well.