Friday, May 10, 2013

Just a Little Lagniappe

Storm clouds moved into Vicksburg late yesterday afternoon, and I took advantage of the "calm before the storm" to capture some pictures around our yard. 

The rose vine on the arbor leading from our front courtyard to
the backyard is covered with pastel pink roses ...

I think I'll cut these buds today and make a bouquet for Mother's Day ...


I bought some flowers at Home Depot this week and they
seem to be happy in their new home ... so far.

Red Impatiens

Pink "Knock Out" Roses ...

  My "hand-me-down" garden cart holds red "Sunpatiens" (Impatiens that will tolerate sun),
a yellow Primrose, and a pot of pink English Daisies ...

I hope the flowers will do well.  I think it's going to be a long, hot summer here in Mississippi.

The focal point of our courtyard is a small waterfall.  I love the sound of the water running over the rocks, and it is home to several little night creatures that serenade us all night.

Our "Midnight Black Elephant Ears" are coming back nicely.  They will stand two to three feet tall by the end of the summer.  

Midnight Elephant Ears love very moist soil, and are perfect plants for ponds and water features.  They prefer sun to partial shade.

I love armillary spheres and found this one several years ago at a Mexican Pottery market in West Monroe, Louisiana (home of the Duck Dynasty guys, if you're a fan).  

Harry the Heron, is looking a little faded around the edges these days, but I think it just gives him character ... and he seems to be quite happy and content in his home amongst the pond grasses.

Best wishes to you for a memorable and peaceful Mother's Day weekend filled
with love and lots of sweet memories-in-the-making with your loved ones.

We're going to have our family all "under one roof" (ours!) to celebrate our granddaughter Avery's 8th birthday Saturday, and Mother's Day on Sunday.

Happy Mother's Day, Mama ...
I love you and Daddy more than words can ever say.

November 2010


C. M. Designs said...

Hi Janie, I love to see pictures of your courtyard and Harry the Heron. Our Solomon heron is getting faded too, but since he's plastic I think he's going to get a coat of spray paint to brighten him a bit.
Your flowers are lovely and your little pond always makes me smile.
Have a marvelous Mother's Day and a very Happy Bithday to Avery.
Thinking about you !
Charlotte in Va.

Pat said...

Good Morning Janie,

What a joy to walk through your courtyard and see all the Springtime beauty around you.

Hope it was a wonderful birthday and Mother's Day for you and your family.

Beautiful pictures!
Pat in Tallahassee

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I am just now getting around to visiting everyone who had posts up this weekend, and I am SO glad I got here. I have been out of town for a week, got injured, but am doing better. So I feel like blogging today, and I love this post.

Your yard is really gorgeous, and I'm interested in those impatiens that can take the sun. That sounds like something we need. I love impatiens, but Florida is hot and bright so they don't always do so well in some locations.

I love those dark elephant ears. How neat. And i love all the other plants and garden features in your pretty yard.

AND I love seeing your sweet mother and that tribute to her. You are so blessed to have your parents here, but I think you know that already! :-)

Happy Birthday to your little sweetie belatedly and a Happy Belated Mothers Day to you and your mother!