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Monday, April 20, 2009

Three Doors Down At Ms. Doris'

A lovely stroll through Ms. Doris' gardens yesterday proves that flowers bloom when they are ready, not when we think they should. Just three doors down her gardens are ahead of mine.

Right away I was greeted by this baby rain frog peeking up from the Lily to see who the visitor in the garden might be.


Louisiana Irises were putting on a big show.........apparently I missed the others that have already bloomed.


I have not one Iris blooming.


Amaryllis--mine do not even have buds on them yet.

Skullcap
Snowball

These wonderful Amaryllis were Ms. Doris' mothers, if anyone knows the name of them please let me know. I was most amazed at these flowers, it's one of those flowers you see and exclaim, "Oh my goodness, look at that!"

I think Candycane would be a great name.


Yellow Millionbells with Fiber Optic grass to the right.

Her Calla Lily was still blooming, she said it did not die back over the winter, mine are just now peeking out of the ground.
Bottle brush
Virginia Sweetspire was full of blooms

Some double Impatiens under the window of her potting shed with Azalea bushes below.
I could not capture the delicate pink of this beautiful rose, the bottom of the rose is closer to the true color.

Ms. Doris has so much more than this in bloom. Impossible for me to capture all of it, not to mention remember the names of each flower, tree or shrub. I do hope I have the names of these flowers correct........Thank you Ms. Doris for a wonderful stroll around your gardens, I will be back.

28 comments:

keewee said...

Ms Doris have a very lovely garden.

Lois said...

I have some amaryllis that look similar to those that were given to me by my grandfather about 25 years ago! I don't know what they are called, but they have already bloomed. That little frog is so cute!

tina said...

Miss Doris's garden might be a bit more protected than yours. Hence the earliness of it. It is beautiful and yes, Candy Cane is a perfect name for those crinum! Love them!

Deb said...

I love Ms Doris' garden..the little frog is so cute. I love Iris', I just have the bearded type..but they have really been pretty this year

Carla said...

Is it mean to say, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!?
Someone is ahead of YOU!
Yeah, that is kind of mean isn't it?
How wonderful to have a neighbor who shares you love of gardening!

Darla said...

Carla you are a nut!!

lzyjo said...

WOW! You must live in a gardening hotbed. My irises aren't out yet either. I'm just starting to see the first buds. They seem late this year.

bennie and patsy said...

My Louisiana Iris is not even thinking about blooms.
Patsy

Dani said...

She's got it goin' on!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Yes, thank you Miss Doris for showing us your flowers. It's always a treat to see these blooms in the far south when nothing much is blooming here at all.
Marnie

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful flowers as always especially the amaryllis! Thanks for the link Darla and good luck!
Hugs,
Cathie

perennialgardener said...

Ms Doris's garden is full of lovely blooms! I love those Amaryllis, 'Candy Cane' would be a perfect name for them. ;) Your new header is great, nice shot!

Hildegarde said...

thank you for the flower stroll and the rain frog surprise !

Dorothy said...

You made some great pictures of these beautiful pictures! Love the Iris!

Frances said...

Hi Darla, Ms. Doris is a very fine gardener. Perhaps it is the age of the plants that makes them bloom sooner. Does she add mulch each year, or just let things do as they will? It all looks lush and healthy, love the iris. They are perfect, and the little frog peeking out is too cute. Your pictures are outstanding!
Frances

Denise said...

Oh wow Darla, these are fantastic, what a wonderful variety of blooms and that little frog is a great capture.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You must have a beautiful neighborhood between her garden and yours! I love the little frog popping up!

Julie said...

WOW! What a display of loveliness!
So soothing to the soul!

Susie said...

She does have a lovely garden. Wish I could see it in person.

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Leedra said...

I have been photographing the Bottle Brush for several years, but never knew the name. Thanks!

Love the iris blooms, and the candy stripe amarylis is gorgeous.

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Jake said...

Don't feel bad, my two Iris I brought from KY aren't blooming yet either. One is an Everblooming, that has never bloomed and the other is an unknown that I am hoping blooms reddish-orange, I hope I dug up the right one to bring with me last May, lol. My one Amaryllis is blooming and is sending up another flower spike.

You still have more color that I do. Look at all that you post!

Jake

Shellmo said...

Ms. Doris has a beautiful garden! Loved that bottle brush flower! And that little peeking frog was so cute!

Gail said...

Darla, Hey there! Thanks for the stroll and tour. It is puzzling which plants bloom where! I love that little froggie! gail

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful flowers! I really like that teeny rain frog too.

Valerie said...

I love when we visit Ms. Doris! She has some great flowers.

fishing guy said...

Darla: Ms. Doris has some wonderful colors on her blooms and you showed them off quite well.

flowergardengirl said...

She's a seasoned gardener that is for sure. Her plants look mature and happy. I like her already.