Tuesday, March 10, 2009

3/11 Outdoor Wednesday

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It’s time for “Outdoor Wednesday”. Learn more about “Outdoor Wednesday”? HERE

1. POST your outdoor photos and the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on your blog and link back to  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ so that others will be able to find all the links to other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

Reminder: Do NOT link in until after your post is up.

2. Add your Name and the Permalink to your post (NOT your general blog address) in “Mr. Linky”. For help with permalink see HERE

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Hard to believe a week ago we had SNOW……… This week I wandered out into our backyard to see what signs of Spring I could find….

Lady of Birds

My lenten rose are blooming……

lenten rose

Not sure about my pieris japonica (buds may have suffered from the snow but I am keeping my eye on it)

pieris japonica

the last of the camellia blooms…….

camellia

and the forsythia have bloomed…..

forsythia

and the early azaleas are blooming!

azalea azaleabloom1 azaleabloom2

and a few perennials are starting to appear…… my stokesia appeared almost overnight……

stokesia

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77 comments:

  1. Hi Susan...you have named some plants I am anxious to see when they are in bloom...We have a cold front on the way and I sure hope it doesn't nip our plants. ;-) Bo

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  2. Thanks for hosting, Susan!

    Your flowers are beautiful, you know far more about gardening than I do (I'm still new to gardening!).

    My azaleas are blooming as well, and I planted a tomato and bell pepper plant last week.

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  3. Susan, your flowers are just beautiful. I love the lenten rose. Yippee, spring has sprung! Kathy

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  4. Hi Susan, my "OW" post is up... could you please add my link... I can't never figure out how to work this "permalink" thing... ;) thanks

    Hugs

    cielo

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  5. Oh Susan,
    I am so jealous! My hubby asked me where I want to go this week-end and I just said drive me as far south as we can go. LOL, love your flowers and the awesome statue. Cindy

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  6. Hi Susan!
    Your garden looks great and filled with promise of more color! I love lenten rose and yours looks full. Mine really suffered this year with the weather... Thanks for hosting Susan and being such a faithful commenter :0)

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  7. Hi Susan
    You made my night. You are a trooper and I thank you for being a friend.
    I'm having a hard time typing. The cat we rescued a few weeks ago is going to have her babies anytime now. I was trying to clean her bottom and she bit me. She's very very passive, and not a mean bone in her body, but I guess she just did not want me around that area. Since she probably never had her vaccines I had to go to the doctor, get a tetanus shot and now I'm on antibiotics. My hand is really swollen, and, well not pretty.
    Other than that I'm enjoying my time off, and I'm really not sure when I will be back. I have some really cute Easter things to post so maybe in a few weeks.
    Thank you for your friendship Susan.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Still snowing here, but the snow is melting slowly but surely.
    Love Claudie
    xoxo

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  8. Hi Susan,
    Thanks so much for hosting Outdoor Wednesday! It's so fun! I love your Camellia, it's beautiful.

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  9. So beautiful, Susan! We see buds here and there but no blooms, yet.

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  10. Hi Susan... I never get to join in your Outdoor Wednesday since I'm busy hosting the Wordless Wednesday... but I do get a chance to visit many of the Outdoor Wednesday posts and I always love the beautiful photos! Just wanted to say hi, and let you know that even though I don't get to do the post.. I enjoy the photos... blessings. Dixie

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  11. Beautiful, I love seeing all of the flowers waking up. I can't believe after snow last week everything is looks sooo great. Thanks for hosting, I love Outdoor Wednesday. Maryrose

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  12. You have beautiful flowers and I like your maiden with a bird statue...Christine

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  13. Hi Susan! Your garden is looking like Spring, I just love it. I can't wait to see things coming up around here!

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  14. Susan -- isn't it great to see the garden awaken . . .

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  15. Hi Susan-
    Have I told you how much I enjoy and look forward to your Outdoor Wednesdays (although it's only the second time I've joined)? In fact I added it to my blog's sidebar as a permanent link coz it's so much fun! Merci for bringing up such a fantastic idea.

    Some of your new blooms look exotic to me, since we live in two different zones....luv the pieris japonica.
    -marie

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  16. Susan I love the pictures this week- your flowers are beautiful!! I am actually working on a post for next week's Outdoor Wed. the only thing is we will be at a conference so I don't think I will be able to get it on Mr. Linky- is there a way that you might be able to put it on there for me (only if it is not any trouble)? I have it ready to auto post at 8 pm March 17. If it won't work I will just postpone it till I come back the next week. I was wanting to get it up tonight but already did a post so....

    Anyways looking forward to joining in soon!

    blessings
    mary

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  17. Susan, We have been having off and on weather too!! It is nice to see your flowers, as I am so looking for spring, Your statue is simply beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  18. It's so nice to actually see flowering plants. My tulips and daffodils are only just sprouting out of the ground. Thanks for hosting.

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  19. Wow.... I'm jealous, you already have azelia blooms! Very pretty.

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  20. Hi Susan,
    thank you for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. I'm having a love/hate relationship with your post today. I love all the photos of the wonderful plats in your garden and I hate that Spring and/or flowers have not yet arrived in Western New York LOL.
    Have a great Wednesday,
    hugs Tam

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  21. The flowers are so pretty and I love the statue.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
    Charlotte

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  22. ~Gorgeous Susan! I love the statue.

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  23. So colourful, and I love the light in the first picture.

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  24. Well Susan, it looks like your garden doesn't remember the snow. Maybe in fact it made the azaleas more determined to bloom.

    Thanks for the fun every Wednesday.

    Kathy b

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  25. Thanks Susan for doing that for me! You're a real sweetie!

    I am so glad I can participate even if it is (LOL I was thinking posthumously- I don't think it that bad!!!) in a round about way!!

    Blessings
    mary

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  26. The pictures are beautiful! The snow didn't bother your plants??? I was out pulling weeds - ugh - & didn't think of taking pictures of anything! ☺

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  27. Nice to see signs of Spring... ENJOY! Fifi

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  28. I can't figure out how to use Mr. Linky. It says the site is forbidden on my computer. Oh well, maybe next week.
    ~Laura

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  29. What a beautiful garden! I love your little goddess statue, she's beautiful!

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  30. Susan, I love your flower shots! I thought I had posted about them earlier, but I guess I didn't. I had come back to say that my insomnia of late has me being forgetful. I forgot to put the link with my post, but I corrected that. Sorry! LOL! You know I love you dearly. I had the name up there, and no link and nothing about thank you or anything. But I corrected that. I'm tired and not thinking, and I was hurrying to get posted so I can try and get to bed and get some sleep.

    Much love to you and thanks for hosting us...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  31. Susan, it's wonderful of you to host this each week .... your offerings today ~ lovely!

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  32. Dear Susan,

    Gosh, I missed a week (too much happening in real life) and now I see it snowed in Georgia! Wow. But double wow for all the blossoms you show a mere week later. Isn't nature amazing!

    All the best, Lana @ Showers of Blessings

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  33. That Azalea is the prettiest color! Spring is coming, and your garden is showing it. Even I am participating in Outdoor Wed this week. Thanks so much for hosting this fun event. laurie

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  34. Thank you for hosting. Great photos!!

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  35. I am looking at grey skies, flooding, and mud here in Illinois. It is so wonderful to take a tour in your colorful garden. I adore that statue! Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Joyce

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  36. You must have a beautiful garden. I would love to see it in the summer too.

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  37. I love the outdoors, kinda have to being from Wyoming. It may still be winter here but we do have the bluest skies and lots of sunshine. Thankyou for letting me share the great outdoors of the west with everyone.

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  38. Hello Sweet Susan,
    Your lil girl is so pretty...love it. Your blooms are gorgeous! I still don't have bloom...worrying about my rose...You have a Wonderful Outdoor Wednesday...Kathy

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  39. Thanks for hosting this, Susan! I so enjoy taking a stroll in the sushine, after a long cold winter!
    Your flowers are beautiful!
    Monica.

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  40. Your garden is starting to bloom. How precious! I saw an azalea shrub during our flower festival and the flower is so beautiful.

    My first time joining you and I'm excited. :-)

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  41. Thanks for sharing those sings of Spring! Also thank you for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. I really love seeing everyone's posts! :D Jewel

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  42. Beautiful shots. I'll be back later to view everyone's post. I'm off for the dreaded yearly mammo. Unpleasant but necessary.

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  43. It's beginning to look a lot like Spring in your yard, Susan. Beautiful flowers ... and I love the statue.

    Thank you for taking the time to host our "Outdoor Wednesday." I enjoy being a part of them.

    Sincerely,

    Janie

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  44. So pretty Susan..love the azaleas!

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  45. Wow! My lenten rose is also blooming, and buds are everywhere. Am off to visit other outdoor wednesday peep!

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  46. Isn't it fun to see the first signs of spring, love the azelea's

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  47. Your flowers are just beautiful! You are way ahead of us (VA)--no flowers here yet. Thank you for hosting this each week. (This is my first time.)Blessings~
    Karen

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  48. Wish it looked like Spring here in Maine...but no. We had another snow storm last night.
    Thanks for bringing some Spring to my sight.

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  49. Oh, what a treat to see all the blooming flowers! We have blossoming fruit trees, but guess what-- this week it is our turn. I sit in front of a roaring fire now, ice, possibly snow expected in the next two days.

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  50. Love the Lenten Roses... I don't think I have ever seen them.

    m ^..^

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  51. Hello Susan... thank you for letting me Mr Linky was not pointed toward my site but to your... silly me!
    BTW could you email me and tell me how you can remove some one's mr linky... I'm soooo NEW I don't know everything.
    Also... please remove #24... thank you!
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

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  52. I read about your party on the blog Villa Extra. I find it a great idea because I love to go outside and also love to work in the garden.
    greetings

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  53. Your flowers are beautiful! Don't you just love spring? I sure do! It is supposed to get cold around here this weekend...maybe it is winter's last blast.:) Have a great day!

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  54. Pretty statue. Happy blooming & Outdoor Wednesday!

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  55. Everything looks so pretty. I want a forsythia but I think about it in the spring and then forget in the summer when we are garden shopping.

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    from a Raggedy Roberta Anne

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  56. MOrning, Susan! Oh, what pretty little bursts of spring in your yard!
    BE a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  57. Such pretty pictures! This is my first time to participate in your Outdoor Wednesday!

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  58. SUSAN,
    I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL STATUE....I AM NOT GOING TO THIS WEDNESDAY BUT NEXT WEDNESDAY I AM GOING TO BECOME A REGULAR PARTICIPANT...
    I LOVE ALL YOUR FLOWERS
    SPRING IS OH SOOOOOOO CLOSE HERE IN OKLAHOMA....IT HAS ITS FOOT AND LEG SLIPPED IN FROM THE SHADOWS....I WANTED TO JERK IT ALL THE WAY IN BUT I LOVE SEEING THE BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT COME TOGETHER.
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  59. Susan, I just love your statue. I cannot believe you have azalea blooming! We are hoping to get to Callaway for a day or two next week. I need to see what the flower bloom forcast is for the days we plan to be there.

    Your garden is great!

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  60. Your blog is beautiful and I just joined Outdoor Wednesday! :o)

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  61. How exciting! You already have quite alot going on in your garden. Looks beautiful and encouraging!

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  62. I was so busy reading all the links I almost forgot to leave you a comment!

    I really enjoy your beautiful outdoors and all the signs of spring you are having. Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess celbrating our great outdoors!

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  63. Susan,

    First I want to aplogize for referring to your blog as A Summer Daydreamer (pretty name, but not yours) in my OW post. I will try to fix it the best I can but I am having problems editing posts.

    Your yard is so pretty, so natural looking. And I love azaleas and am going to make one last attempt to grow them here this summer (I need a more acidic soil).

    Thanks for hostessing!! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  64. I found your blog through a friend. I love the beautiful photos. Thanks for hosting.

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  65. Gorgeous pics! My azaleas are budding nut no real blooms yet. I'm so ready!
    Judybug

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  66. My gosh what a beautiful back yard, such pretty flowers and that statue is so nice. Hope your week and weekend goes well.

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  67. Hi Susan
    Oh my your spring came up so quickly! The flowers show such a promise of good weather don't they...just beautiful! I can't wait..I can't wait...
    have a lovely evening
    Judi

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  68. Where did you get your wonderful statue? I LOVE HER! I am sorry I didn't get to plya Outdoor wendesday with you today as I had promised more spring flowers last week. But, family funneral took up the day . Next week. Still would love to know about the statue.

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  69. Hello Susan I have been gone most of the day and now Mr. Linky is gone. I want to visit the participants but no list.

    I love your post today and your statue is beautiful. Spring is starting to appear around here. Love it.

    Thanks for hosting this lovely event.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  70. Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday! I just love thinking of new things to show off from the great outdoors of Missouri. I love all your flowers, they are so beautiful. I am so happy that spring is right around the corner. I have tulips coming up right now so I hope we don't get a hard freeze anytime soon. Thanks again and have a blessed day!

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  71. Susan,
    Your spring flowers are lovely. In Pa. my Japonica has set up buds, and our spring weather is weeks behind you. I think there is hope for it. Nice, this visiting each other’s gardens.

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  72. Yay! Spring is here (well here as in south georgia)!! Love your garden pics!

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  73. Your yard is so pretty - hard to believe it was snow covered last week!

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  74. Thanks for the warm welcome and the visit to my post. I look forward to participating in this again. :)

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  75. I love your camilla's! I trying to root some! I hope it works! Got to go! My show is on! lol

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