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Thursday, May 17, 2012

April Showers Brings May Flowers

Well...not really.  What really happened is the weather was gorgeous this past weekend and on Saturday my husband ran out to the nursery and bought a bunch of flowers for us to plant and spruce up the entire backyard just in time for our Mother's Day celebration.
  
Planting flowers in the pots around the patio was the quickest way to add color to the backyard.
All I did was take several hanging plants and transplant them into these pots.
It's probably a bit more expensive than buying flats of flowers, but time was of the essence, so we had no choice but to go for convenience rather than a bargain.
I used four hanging plants to fill these two planters.
I just love this shade of purple.
The rest of the yard really has bloomed with the April showers.
The pool was up and running this weekend, although the water was a bit cold, 
so the kids all jumped in the hot tub which can be warmed up much faster than the pool. 
Summer here we come!!

Make sure you stop back tomorrow as I have a very special giveaway planned.
Hope to see you all then.
-Judy
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20 comments:

Mel said...

What a gorgeous space; can I move in for the summer? :)

I love those large planters and the colour of the flowers looks perfect with them.

Gina said...

Your backyard looks lovely. Bring on summer!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Very pretty!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Your planters look great! We're having a link party on May 23 that this would be perfect for! Hope you can link up! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the flowers in those planters, Judy! For some reason I'm into the purple/lavender color this year. I do the same thing. Although, I do find that sometimes the mixed pots are cheaper than the 4 or 6 inch pots I would buy, so I get the mixed and split them.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your yard is gorgeous. I love your pool and all the wonderful patio area you have. Beautiful flowers. Everything looks so inviting. Hugs, Marty

Modern Country Lady said...

Ahhh hope your sunshine comes down this way..I am at home in bed with a throat ache and you need a woolly jumper to go outside! welcome to the United Kingdom!!I don't suppose you have a heated gazebo with a comfortable bed and WiFi connection somewhere in your grounds :-)))
*hint**hint*

Traci said...

Everything looks so pretty. I was actually in the pool April 1st but the last couple of weeks we've had rain & a couple of days of cooler weather so the water has cooled off. I think this weekend it'll be great.

Sue said...

The flowers look beautiful!

=)

NanaDiana said...

Judy- That looks so wonderful. It makes me wish we had a pool again. The maintenance here in WI is a nightmare though- xo Diana

The Bold Abode said...

Looks beautiful... Be over in a couple of hours...

Linda said...

Is your pool heated. What time is swimming class. Bring on Summer.

Patti said...

What a lovely back yard you have!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy your backyard oasis looks beautiful!! I do the same thing as you and buy hanging baskets and transplant into planters. It gives a nice full look.

Debbiedoo's said...

AHHH...everything is looking so gorgeous Judy at your place. We have had lots of rain, and it really is making the grass and flowers grow like crazy here!

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your outdoor space! Just gorgeous!

Deidre said...

I SOOOO totally want to take a dive into your beautiful pool!!Love your flowers just gorgeous!Stop by sometime:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Love your backyard Judy! Wish we had backyards like yours here too! We have May showers here! It's so weird! I mean... hey... it's Greece, it's supposed to be always sunny and hot! :)

Pamela said...

Your backyard is just as dreamy as your home Judy! I love your beautiful flowers and oh my your pool!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your pool.....have always had one until we moved to NC....How often do you use it?.....the back yard and patio are beautiful!

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