Sunday, April 11, 2010

A little road trip . . .

This week my husband and I decided to hit the road and see some of the pretty scenery in East Texas – just a couple of hours from home.   So, we went to the


We were waiting until we heard from a friend who lives in Tyler that the azaleas were finally opening.  Our unusual winter weather had them off schedule!  We saw some beautiful flowers, lovely gardens and gorgeous dogwood trees then shopped for a few rose bushes for my garden.  Here is some of what we saw.







And my roses – not on the same bush; I just propped them up together.  The purple one is named Ebb Tide and the apricot is Easy Does it.


I also got another one called Dolly Parton.    I’ll leave it up to your imagination as to why!   When it blooms, I’ll show you. . .


Nola @ the Alamo said...

How lovely! I recognize one of those yards from last year. I do so wish azaleas did well in my area, but I have to be content with seeing them in Tyler!

The Library Lady said...

Spectacular! I just love Spring.

The Library Lady

Shanna said...

Gorgeous azaleas! Mine are just now opening up, too...thanks for posting those photos - they have some lovely gardening ideas.