Tuesday, April 21, 2009

4/22 Outdoor Wednesday # 15

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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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April 22 is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere since 1970

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To celebrate Earth day, why don’t you plant some annuals in your yard? Do you have a favorite? Here are some of mine!

Begonias

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Coleus

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Impatiens

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Lantana

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Petunias

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Salvia

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Vinca

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62 comments:

  1. Hi Susan, so glad you did this early...this is a godsend for me. Thank you.

    Your plants and flowers are so colorful and lovely...just a joy to behold.

    Hope you are feeling better.

    Barb

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  2. Your flowers are just beautiful!!!!!

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  3. Thank you for setting up the link early tonight. Makes it very convenient! Your flowers are just awesome. What incredible colors! Amy

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  4. Of all the flowers you listed my favorite is Salvia. I love the deep purple color and I like that stands up. It looks great in pots!

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  5. I have begonias at my new house in Alabama! I have not been able to grow them here in OK. I'm excited! Thanks for the beautiful photos.

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  6. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing.
    Glenda

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  7. Hi Susan! I hope you are feeling better this week. Your flowers are all so pretty! Love the Salvia! Have a good rest of the week!!

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  8. The flowers are so pretty! I'm waiting to get my day lilies planted soon, hopefully they will bloom this year.

    Hope you're feeling better now :)

    Lisa

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  9. What a beautiful selection of colourful flowers!

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  10. Hi Susan,
    I will take some of all of them!! They are all my favorite flowers, I feel that living here in the south we are afforded the opportunity to have so many different varieties . Thank you for showing these and for reminding us of how we need to take care of our earth, and it was a gift.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  11. Susan i made a mistake !! please forgive me.
    Sue

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  12. Beautiful choices...I like many of those, too! Hope you are feeling much better! Susan

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  13. Hi Susan!
    These are some of my favorite annuals, too. Just beautiful!!

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  14. What a great selection of annuals. And as far as petunias, have your tried Vista bubblegum? It is a great petunia! And it's bubblegum pink!

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  15. Since our yard is shady, we plant impatients and begonias.

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  16. Susan, Everyting is just beautiful. I still can't do the link in my post right. I hope someone can tell me what to do. When I post it using the icon on blogspot, it doesn't show up in the post. Maybe next week I will do better. At least I have the address there. Sorry.

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  17. Happy Earth Day, dear Susan.... and thanks for hosting such a beautiful event every week!

    cielo

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  18. I will join you soon! Had a busy day!

    Those are beautiful flowers! In the Philippines, lantanas are so prolific that you can stop off the road, grab some with enough roots and you can have your own!

    I will grab some soon! Thanks for the idea of what plants to put on my window sill. This is why I love dropping by!

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  19. These are such bright pretty colors! Can't wait to get some annuals planted on my deck!

    Have a wonderful day! Marsha

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  20. Great idea...on Sunday we went to Home Depot and bought pansies, coleus, begonias and petunias. I haven't planted them yet because of lots of rain.
    Happy Earth Day!

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  21. Beautiful flowers I too love most of these annuals. I have to be careful this year not to plant too many though as we may have some water rationing. . Happy Earth Day

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  22. Gorgeous annuals. Many are my favorites!

    Happy Earth Day!
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

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  23. Such beautiful flowers!
    Last Sunday I bought more coleus, impatiens begonias and petunias.

    Alfazema

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  24. Unending joy, created for all of us! Wherever we are, our homework never ends.
    Happy Earth Day to you, Susan. I enjoyed having participated for this event, a first for me. Thanks for giving a chance to come together on this goal.

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  25. Ohhhh some of my favorites also...every year I put begonias in the window boxes...I love seeing the colors of annuals all around me on the porch....yours looks like walking thru a beautiful garden shop...ohhhh I love it! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  26. Happy Earth Day to all of us, and Happy Outdoor Wednesday, too. Thank you for this wonderful event, Susan.

    All of your favorites are favorites of mine, too. I love blooms!

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  27. Good morning Susan, beautiful annuals today. I am thinking of planting some new wave petunias this year. I mostly stick to annuals though. Gardening is a chore with these knee replacements. Next year I hope to be over the healing and back to doing whatever I want!!!

    Hope you are feeling back to yourself again.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  28. Happy Earth Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  29. Ooh, did you take these pictures? If so, they're gorgeous! Well, they're gorgeous either way!
    Hope you're feeling much better this week.

    Justine :o )

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  30. Happy Earth Day to you. What a beautiful variety of flowers. Those salvias are one of my very favorite flowers and I always make sure to plant them each year. Such a wonderful variety you have chosen.

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  31. Susan, love all those annuals. It is still a little chilly in PA to plant these yet. Thanks for the inspirations to get to the greenhouse early. Begonias always remind me of my grandmother, but I don't seem to have much luck with them?

    Thanks for sharing
    thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

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  32. happy earth day to you to
    love the pictures that you shared and yes we will be planting some very soon

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  33. I am loving these flowers!

    I have a post today, too. If you like stories about free beer, come on over!

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  34. My heart began to sing when I saw all the colorful flowers posted on your blog. It has been raining here in Illinois.
    Joyce

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  35. What gorgeous color...your flowers are outstanding. We will be planting soon. Frost is still creeping in at night here. Can't wait to start gardening. Your garden is inspirational.

    I am new to Outdoor Wednesday and am thoroughly enjoying the experience. Thank you so much for offering this opportunity. If you get a minute, please stop by my journal and take a peek. Thanks again for creating this sharing community.

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  36. I love your list of favorites!!! Salvia is amazing and Lantana too {except for the smell}
    Have a great day.
    chasity

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  37. Hi Susan, Thanks for sponsoring Outdoor Wednesday again. Your annuals are lovely. We celebrated Earth Day at the park on Sunday, then went home and planted tomatoes, basil, herbs and annuals too. I love April; such a great month.
    Laura

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  38. Hi Susan,your flowers make me feel so excited,can't wait until I can plant something! If I planted some today,they would be dead by tomorrow.Spring is here but it's still way too early to think about planting,enjoyed looking at yours.Hey,I finally got my act together and I'm participating in outdoor wednesday.You don't know how many times I wanted to but just didn't get it together in time.I didn't get all the links right but I tried.
    Cyndi

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  39. I hope to start participating again in this fun event. Shame on me!
    Your flowers are sooo pretty. Happy Earth Day.

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  40. Well that made me want to go plant something.

    Roberta Anne, the Raggedy Girl

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  41. All the annuals you listed are some of my favoites!!! So beautiful! We need to wait unti around June 12 to plant after the last freeze comes and goes. :)
    I feel we are stewards of the Earth! If we are good to the earth them Mother Nature will reward us highly, each of us, in our own neck of the woods!
    Thank You! Are you feeling bettter?

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  42. Flowers are such a feel good thing!

    The Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Happy Earth Day!

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  43. Such pretty and colorful flowers. Isn't spring wonderful!

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  44. I wish I could plant beautiful flowers but it is still to cold here :-( But good news!!!
    My tulips are starting to peek through the soil, happy days! I'll probably be posting about that next outdoor wednesday. Until then Happy Earth Day!

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  45. Hi Susan! Great photos for Earth Day! Of course my favorite would have to be the Lantanas. I have to keep the little devils in check here in Florida, or they would take right over, but they just can't be beat for being carefree and beautiful. Thanks for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday.

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  46. Flowers for earth day are just about perfect. I wish I was out planting some more rather than at work that's for sure. :)

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  47. Thanks for hosting Susan! I love all your flowers! My favorite are the Lantana plants! We cannot find them very easily here and when someone carries them.....they go fast! Luanne

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  48. Love the Lantana!
    I planted geraniums and calla lillies this year :0)

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  49. Gorgeous flowers, Susan! Salvia is one of my favorites. Happy Earth Day!

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  50. Beautiful flowers, Susan, I love them all!
    I hope you are feeling better..
    Here it was a definite indoor Wednesday..fine weather for ducks..

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  51. Beautiful flowers Susan. I love the lantana, it seems to be one of the few things I can keep alive lol. Happy Earth Day! Kathy

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  52. Susan, you have pictures of ALL my favorite flowers! I plant every single one of tham (except the blue savlia - which I love). Gorgeous! Linda

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  53. Susan,
    Your flowers are just the most beautiful ever! Wow! I can't wait for some blooming here. Cindy

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  54. Beautiful flowers. Are you feeling any better? laurie

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  55. You've motivated me to go plant some annuals! I usually go with perennials :). I left something on my blog for you!

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  56. The flowers are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  57. Oops, I forgot to comment. I wanted to say that you picked my favorites with the flowers you featured. This is just such an inspiring time of year! Hope you are feeling better.

    Kathy b

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  58. Gorgeous pictures, Susan! Happy Earth Day (belatedly)!

    Hope you're feeling better...

    XO,

    Sheila

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