Tuesday, May 18, 2010

5/19 Outdoor Wednesday # 71

OutdoorWednesdaylogo5544444

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------

We have had quite a bit of rain lately… and everything seems to be blooming! A walk into the backyard and the smells of confederate jasmine and gardenias….are everywhere! My hydrangeas are blooming as well…a beautiful blue!

Gardenias

image

image

Confederate jasmine

image

image

Hydrangeas

image

image

Don’t forget to visit other Outdoor Wednesday participants by clicking on their links. Check back later to make certain you visit all the Outdoor Wednesday participants.

HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S PARTICIPANTS:

 

Technorati Tags:

79 comments:

  1. Wow, I can't believe your hydrangeas are already in bloom. They're gorgeous!

    Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.

    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can almost smell those gardenias & jasmine because your photos are so vivid & beautiful!
    Wish I had something Outdoorsy to share this week, but I don't :( I will just enjoy everyone's posts instead!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I adore gardenias! How wonderful they must smell. Sigh! We are too far north for them. Your confederate jasmine and the hydrangeas are gorgeous also!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Just beautiful! I would love to have jasmine in my yard.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your hydragenas are beautiful! Out here in Ca. where I live they are easy for me to grow. But once in a while they can be stubborn. But our jasmine and the gardenias grow like weeds at my house. Thanks for hosting I always have a good time seeing everyones gardens....Julian

    ReplyDelete
  6. Susan,
    Beautiful confederate jasmine and gardenias.
    I had both when I lived in Charleston, they were two of my favs along with tea olives. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  7. Susna, Gardenias!!!! I love them and their smell is intoxicating! YOur yard is a little piece of heaven. Beautiful!
    Yvonne

    ReplyDelete
  8. My husband's family home had a huge 10 foot gardenia outside their home. I am counting the days to when I can have a gardenia again. Only in pots where we are now.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your hydragenas are so gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The jasmine must smell so good! Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Those flowers are stunning! It is a talent to get so many profuse blooms--you must have it!

    Thank-you Susan for hosting this delightful party!

    love, kelee

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Susan,
    Your flowers are gorgeous, I can't believe how everything is blooming. Everytime we get some bloomage it rains .... pretty unusual for us. Your gardenias are huge, and just beautiful.
    Have a great day and thanks for hosting
    Maryrose

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your season is so much earlier than ours ~ I am just starting to see buds forming on my hydrangeas. Very beautiful photos!

    ReplyDelete
  14. You have GARDENIAS in your garden? Oh wow -- I am SO jealous -- they are among my favorites, and I can't grow them here outside, and inside they always get some sort of pest that does them in. They are gorgeous! And your hydrangeas -- mine are no where near blooming.

    Beautiful pictures, Susan!
    Cass

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your garden is beautiful! I love the smell of gardenias and jasmine. I have never tried to grow either; I think I may be too far north. I do have hydrangeas but mine are only just beginning to bloom.

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are all of my favorites too! Except mine are not blooming yet, almost though! They're beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous~ I can't believe your Hydrangea is already blooming! Thanks for hosting :-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Don't you just love Spring Susan?! Your blooms are just beautiful. I love the smell of Jasmine!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh Susan,

    Your garden is gorgeous! I absolutely love hydrangeas and yours are so full! That's my favorite color of them. I used to have a large yard and had 8 or 9 periwinkle blue hydrangea plants...I looked forward to them blooming every year.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh NO! I just realized I linked the wrong post! I'm so embarrassed! Can you delete that or do I just re-submit the correct one? So sorry!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday and thanks for showing your blooms. Your hydrangea bush is gorgeous. Mine are just starting to bud. For some reason this spring seems to have more flowers blooming than previous years. I think it's because we had so much rain and it's a late spring too.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful blue Hydrangeas! Do you add aluminum sulfate to turn them blue or is your soil able to make them blue on its own?? Really lovely!

    Candy

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers. I love their smell. When you take them inside, they make the whole house smell good. You have a lot of lovely flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Susan,
    Oh my gosh, your garden is beautiful and it must smell so heavenly! I love gardenias, those were my flower of choice for every formal school dance, wore them in my hair, how chic was I(I thought?!!). I don't know what I'm doing wrong with the hydrangeas in my deck pots, they get all leggy and not many blooms, yours are so gorgeous. Obviously you have a very green thumb!! Any pointers?
    Have a great week, and thanks for hosting us each week Susan!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

    ReplyDelete
  25. What beautiful, lush flowers. Mmm, I can just imagine the aromas. Thank you for hosting.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I bet that jasmine smells divine! Was in Orlando this past weekend and the magnolias and gardenias were in full swing. Love this time of year for the scented stuff!

    Tink *~*~*

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love this time of year when everyone posts their garden pictures. Even if I have the same plants I love to see them growing in somebody else's garden.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL blossoms all! My hydrangea is struggling this year but I'm hopeful it will pull through.
    Hugs and blessings,

    ReplyDelete
  29. I could swear that I smelled the gardenias, as I gazed at your photos.

    I can't wait for mine to bloom!

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Be sure to drop by the cottage and enter my giveaway. Click on the button in the sidebar for details. There are four more days to enter.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

    ReplyDelete
  30. We have the same type of gardenias here and they smell divine! <3

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow Susan! I'm totally jealous...you have my three fav flowers: gardenia, jasmine and blue hydrangeas...how'd you do it??? Although my jasmine vines are blooming, my gardenias and hydrangeas are still hiding :(
    -marie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh lovely photos wow. I love hydrangeas oh they are my favorite. Thanks for hosting! I'm new to your group. DE

    ReplyDelete
  33. Oooh! Your blue hydrangeas are beautiful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh, I know it smells wonderful at your home! I just bought two jasmine yesterday! The blooms smell so much like gardenias! I rooted six last year, they are planted can't wait to see them bloom. Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for the comment on FB. I thought oh, I need to link my outdoor Tea. lol Good to hear from you! I haven't heard from the Muse either. She sent me a few messages, weeks ago. Let me know if you hear from her.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday again Susan-we love Wednesdays!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those are beautiful blooms. I have few hydrangeas in my front garden and I miss their beautiful flowers. We are on our last month of autumn.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for hosting Susan.
    blessings

    barbara jean

    ReplyDelete
  38. Gorgeous blooms - they happen to be my favorites too!!! altho at present they are mostly 'relaxing" as we are in autumn now!!!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your flowers are beautiful, I would love to have jasmine in my yard. I can't believe you have hydrangea blooms already, it will be weeks before mine bloom.

    ReplyDelete
  40. wonderful blooms for this meme! happy Outdoor Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  41. jasmine flowers smells so good! these are lovely images of nature!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love the purple hydrangeas you have in the background of the blue ones. My purple hasn't bloomed yet and it didn't bloom last year either.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Oh how pretty! Just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  44. So Beautiful! My gardenias and hydrangeas are just starting to bloom these last few days! I can just smell those big beautiful blooms of yours! Mmmm!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hi Susan,

    My entry is a bit unorthodox, but it was a project that took 23 years to complete and culminated in a celebration outdoors.

    I hope you'll stop by to see why I am celebrating and enter my giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your hydrangeas are so beautiful. I'm sure the aroma in your yard is breathtaking.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I have some of your flowers before, but didn't know their names. Learn something new today, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  48. The aroma in your garden must be fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love the fragrance of Gardenias and Confederate Jasmine. I love the color of your Hydrangeas.

    ~ Tracy

    ReplyDelete
  50. Is confederate Jasmine different then regular jasmine? I love the smell but had no idea there were different types. I grew up in NY and we had jasmine there and there was jasmine in Ky and Ca too but I never knew there were different kinds.
    Joyce

    ReplyDelete
  51. Your flowers are beautiful!!! We've gotten tons of rain the last few days & everything is looking sooo pretty in the yard. I've been wanting to plant Hydrangea's but I'm a little nervous. Are they difficult to grow?

    ReplyDelete
  52. This is my first visit to your lovely blog and my first time taking part in Outdoor Wednesday.
    I loved seeing your gorgeous hydrangeas. They are such a beautiful shade of blue.
    Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wedneaday.
    Best Wishes from England.
    Lindsay
    x

    ReplyDelete
  53. Yeah for Outdoor Wednesday! I just love it!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love Gardenias. When we bought our first home, there was one out by the front door. I used to cut pieces and carry to my Mother. Sadly, I can't smell them anymore.
    We transplanted some Carolina Jasmine when we moved from Memphis. We built a special Faux Fence for it to climb. It hasn't bloomed yet.
    Mama Bear

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hi Susan, what huge blossoms you have ... the scent from them must be great.Thanks for being our host every week... hugs, Baba

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your garden not only looks beautiful, but I'm sure is smells beautiful, too. Thank you again for hosting this fun blog party, you're the BEST!
    Hugs, Cindy S

    ReplyDelete
  57. Beautiful! Your hydrangeas are just beautiful! I love the colors. They are one of my favorite plants!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Oh my, such gorgeous photos of 3 of my favorite flowers! Your hydrangeas are huge! Mine are so little, no blooms yet, but soon!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Hi, your gardenias are wonderful and hydrangeas have always been a favourite of mine! I've enjoyed your blog for a while now but have never joined in before. Today I'm feeling brave and thought I would give it a try. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Thanks for hosting! I was a little late joining up! Nothing special, just a few simple pics from the yard!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Oh, I do hope my hydrangeas bloom this year...I've been waiting very patiently! Do they require a lot of water? Maybe that is what is wrong? Thanks so much for hosting Outdoor Wednesday!


    Jean

    ReplyDelete
  62. How delightful and lovely!
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday Susan.

    Regards.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Your Gardenias and Confederate Jasmine are beautiful and I can only imagine the fragrance!
    The Hydrangeas could be a lovely dried wreath someday! ;~}
    Be Blessed!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Your hydrangeas look beautiful! Ours havent bloomed out yet. My good referred me to post my yard on your site. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Forgot to link my Outdoor Living rooms... ooops!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Oh how beautiful, these are just stunning!
    love
    Alison
    x

    ReplyDelete
  67. I need you to come to my yard and make all my stuff look like yours! It looks healthy, but it is not blooming! Your is gorgeous.

    Scribbler
    http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

    ReplyDelete
  68. Beautiful Susan! I can just smell the gardenias and jasmine. I'm still waiting for my hydrengeas. Yours are beautiful. I am hoping for blue I put the stuff in the soil to get them. Thanks so much for hosting Outdoor Wednesday, it's one of my favorites. To rejoice in the blessings of the outdoors...

    ReplyDelete
  69. That Hydrangeas hedge, it looks exactly like mine, that is before my new neighbour trimmed it bald. When I asked him why, he said he didn't want thieves hiding behind my hedge.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Absolutely gorgeous images! I just discovered this meme this morning (where the heck have I been???)... I'm gonna have to start participating in this one for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  71. I have been busy planting a hummingbird garden...lots of red this year for my little busy friends. Love the hydrangea wish I had more.

    ReplyDelete
  72. This is such an awesome chance for me to show you around Mississauga.. Thanks for creating this meme..

    ReplyDelete
  73. I just found your "Outdoor Wednesday" but I can't seem to find your link for the button, to post on my blog! (it does not show under your button?)
    Nice idea!
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  74. Your flower photos are beautiful. I especially love confederate jasmine!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I love hydrangeas, yours are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment! I enjoy reading all your thoughts and will try to answer any questions you might have for me. Have a wonderful day....hope to "see"you again soon!