Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

I am joining Susan today at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to visit Susan to see other beautiful Outdoor Wednesday gardens.

Susan mentioned planting annuals for Earth Day. Here are some of my annuals that have turned into perennials. Wow imagine that. First my nectarine tree that have lovely blooms a few weeks ago. We may even have some actual fruit this year for the first time.

Here are some annuals by our front door, welcoming you into our home. Pink Snapdragons, as well as petunias.

Oh look what is blooming in our backyard. The iris's are coming out and are very colorful. I purchased many of these at Napa Valley Iris farm. The blooms are watching over the statue of a little girl. I took these pictures at twilight. These yellow iris's are supposed to bloom twice a year but they seem to bloom most of the summer months into the fall. They are lovely. Iris bulbs multiply quickly and I must confess I do not thin them out as often as I should.
I hope you enjoy a bit of my garden today. Gardening is a lot of work but I sure do enjoy it. Be sure to visit A Southern daydreamer for more lovely gardens.


  1. Beautiful pictures. I hope you get to eat that fruit. Happy Earth Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  2. Hi Sofia, lovely pictures!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  3. ~Happy Earth Day~
    You must have a green thumb. It is so wonderful that you can turn annuals into perennials. Great post!
    Joyce M

  4. Sofia the colors of your flowers are so sweet. Happy OW to you!

  5. Hi Sofia,
    You have a beautiful garden , all of your flowers are my favorites,especially the snap dragons, thank you for sharing.

  6. I love those irises! Great choice for today's OW! Awesome pictures!

  7. Hi Sofia,
    How great it must be to live in sunny California and buy plants in the Napa Valley. I would love to visit California someday. I just love all of your flowers. Thank you for visiting me today and for your nice comments.


  8. Wow, your flowers are blooming everywhere. What a lovely garden you have. Thank you for sharing a little bit of it today with us all. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Amy

  9. Wonderful garden and I love the little girl statue. She is so sweet watching over the flowers.

  10. HI, Sofia, hope you're well, thanks for stopping by. Love your garden, I've been outside working in mine too, trying to get some flowers going. There's just not enough time to do it all & blog too.

  11. I have always loved coming by your home and admiring all the beautiful flowers and garden! I so miss your welcoming back yard and the pretty sitting area the family made you as a gift...I hope you will post some photos of it! Your yards are gorgeous! :-)

  12. Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan