Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Change in Plans and New Beauties


I have yellow roses!  Can't believe they have bloomed so fast and are gorgeous.  John is surely looking down at me saying "I can't believe she still gets so excited over yellow roses".  

Yes, I still do!


And more to come.

I am putting off starting on my Master bath for a couple of weeks due to so many things going on right now.  I know once I start, it will consume me, so I going to wait a while and try to finish up a few things.

First on the list....


I found this vintage wooden shelf several years ago and want to use it in my Hall bath.  However, it has a small problem.


This is one of the pretty and delicate sides.


The other side is missing part of the side trim.  So,


I bought a piece of 1/2" wood and traced the missing part onto it.  Now, I just need to cut it out and attach it and stain it and I think it will work perfectly in the bathroom.  I plan on putting "pretties" in it.

So, that's what I am up to today.

When I went out with Bella this morning, it had rained all night and look at the surprises I found.


I believe these are Dutch Iris.


Look at this beauty!!


Does anyone know what this is?  It's a rather large bush with shiny bright green leaves that are green all winter.  It just recently spouted these reddish colored blooms or whatever they are.

Any ideas from you gardeners out there?

Enjoy!

Judy











35 comments:

  1. I love love yellow roses but have never had them survive this cold northern temperatures,, I will enjoy looking at yours,,
    you are so clever fixing that shelf,, good for you!!!

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    1. Thanks Laurie - I sure hope my yellow rose bushes do well for years. I had my grandson plant two. The one photographed is a much brighter yellow than the other one. We'll see how the shelf turns out???

      Judy

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  2. Beautiful flowers! I have a large pink rosebush that is full of blooms, I hope to take prom pics of my grandson and his girlfriend in front of it this Friday, hope it doesn't rain and knock the flowers off before then!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I have a pink one and several red ones. We've had so much rain the last week that it has really beat them down. Hopefully yours survive until after Friday!!

      Judy

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  3. Beautiful flowers! I have a large pink rosebush that is full of blooms, I hope to take prom pics of my grandson and his girlfriend in front of it this Friday, hope it doesn't rain and knock the flowers off before then!

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  4. The roses are so sweet. I think it's fun to see all the new plants blooming. I'm not a gardener but I think that is a magnolia. There are so many varsities and this looks like one to me. Maybe others will know more.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. Roses, especially yellow, are so precious to me. The bush has been so green and shiny all winter. The leaves don't seem to be big enough for a Magnolia - but I don't know. I am not a gardener for sure but am certainly enjoying all of the gardens.

      Judy

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  5. Not sure what the green bush is, but your yellow roses are so pretty. Mine had spots on them, so I had to take off the leaves and even prune the branches. I don't know when they will bloom again. Gardening is relaxing, but sometimes it can be hard work as well. I look forward to seeing your vintage shelf and all the lovelies on it.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri - I have one red rose bush that has the spots on them. I don't know what to do about it. Guess I'll ask at the gardening center. I've never been a gardener or enjoyed working in the flowerbeds, but this yard is so pretty I have actually been out weeding some of them. LOL

      Judy

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  6. Isn't it amazing how many flowers bloom seemingly overnight in the spring? We had some warm weather this weekend and now rain, so I know the blooms will be speeding up here. Sorry, can't help you with identifying the plant in the last photo.

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    1. Melanie - I'm just amazed every day at what pops up new in the flowerbeds. I go out first thing every morning to see what is new.

      Judy

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  7. I am very impressed that you are going to repair that pretty shelf yourself.. You amaze me! I think I'll have to see that red thing bloomed out before I can guess what it is. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Well, we'll see how it turns out. I will tackle about anything - at least once! LOL Will post photos when that bush blooms out. It's been so green and shiny all winter but just put the blooms on????

      Judy

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  8. Your yellow rose is beautiful and I know how special it is to you. Those leaves look like they belong to a Magnolia tree. If your not sure take a few to the nursery and they can tell you exactly what they are.

    Repairing the shelf yourself is great and I am sure you will have it looking perfect when you finish.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! We'll see about the shelf????

      Judy

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  9. From what I can see in the picture it looks like your bush is a variety of rhododendron.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I have no idea. Guess maybe I'll know better when it actually blooms. Some have suggested Magnolia but all of the Magnolias I have seen have a lot bigger leaves. Don't know - we'll see!!!

      Judy

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  10. From what I can see in the picture it looks like your bush is a variety of rhododendron.

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  11. Well, aren't you a great DIY'er! Can't wait to see your little shelf all fixed up! LOVE the yellow roses and all of your beautiful flowers! Enjoy a beautiful rest of your week. Cindy xo

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    1. Thanks Cindy! We'll have to wait and see the outcome of the little shelf. I will attempt anything once. LOL

      Judy

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  12. What a pleasant surprise to have all those beautiful flowers just pop up this spring. You can fix that shelf - no doubt!

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    1. It's just like a new world every morning! I certainly am enjoying all of the previous owners' efforts.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  13. Those leaves remind me of Plumeria.

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  14. Way to go in fixing your little shelf unit.

    I first thought magnolia for your plant about to burst into bloom. But I don't know for sure. Not a plumeria as I've several of them growing in my tropical gardens. The leaves do look similar, but not the stems. Do rhodies have shiny green leaves?

    Love your yellow roses and your irises. The irises are fantastic.

    Glad to read about you enjoying your new home inside and out.

    FlowerLady

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  15. You have a Southern Magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora) of which there are a number of cultivars growing anywhere from fifteen feet tall to over sixty feet tall. The evergreen new leaves emerge covered by a fuzzy brown or red sheath which is what you are seeing. Large, white heavenly-scented flowers bloom in the summer followed by cone shaped seed pods. Leaves of this tree do not readily disintegrate and along with the cones need to be raked. These trees are evergreen so they add needed structure to a winter garden - how fortunate that there is a variety that will grow in your area of the country.

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  16. Judy, love your beautiful flowers. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. Love your roses - a message from your beloved John.

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  18. You sound like me, Judy...I would have done the exact same thing! :)

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  19. I was going to say the green bush looks like a variety of Daphne.. the leaves look just like that and they spread out rather than get real tall... not sure about Magnolias as we don't have them in the Pacific Northwest! If it blooms out little pink flowers that are the most wonderful fragrance you've ever smelled, then they are Daphne! That pink Iris is just stunning!

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  20. From my Google search, I think your unnamed bush is an Azalea.

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  21. Judy,
    Gorgeous Roses and Irises from your Garden, dear friend!
    Love your pretty shelf!
    Glad you are able to do a "mending"on it!
    I have seen that bush in the Garden Centers in years past. . .
    but I don't recall it's name. It should have large blossoms.
    Sorry, but "Mr. Ed" is the Master Gardener here! (wink!)
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. Oh what beautiful flowers:) I know that you will get that shelf all fixed up! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  23. Your yellow roses are beautiful, is it a Magnolia?
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  24. Judy, your new garden is going to fill you with surprises every day. How fun! On Monday I am joining some other gals in hosting a monthly garden link party. Would love if you linked up your lovely blooms. This post would work just fine!
    hugs,
    Jann

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