Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Bad Blogger is Back!

I have been seriously neglecting my blog duties.I told myself I was going to start blogging once a week...NOT HAPPENING! It's not that I can't find SOMETHING to talk about...it's...well...hell...I don't know. Time to quit making excuses.

So here's what I've been up to here of late. Anyone who knows me...knows that spring is a big time for me. This year in Florida we've been having some great weather on and off. So the old spring chores have begun. Added more plants to my front flower beds, refreshed a planter from an old solar fountain in my son's garden. Redid the gardens around my deck. Pulled weeds, weeds and more weeds. All of the gardens are just starting to wake up, so I'll post pics when they're in bloom. And I got a wild hair up my rear and decided to plant some fruit trees. So far, we've planted a pear tree, a peach tree an orange tree and 2 satsuma nectarine trees. To keep things simple I chose self pollinating trees and types where the fruit is yummy right off the tree.

Here's a pic of my orange tree...it has so many flowers on it...and see the little green balls where some of the flowers fell off...they're oranges! Aren't they cute? So, they're a little small...hahaha...but off to a good start.



Found this beautiful pink dogwood tree with fabulous burgandy blooms...so naturally I had to get that. So much symbolism in the dogwood tree.



Also found some beautiful rose trees at my favorite store...Lowes. Got a pink and a red. Planted them in large pots with mini roses surrounding them. The pots flank each side of my arbour going down into the yard. I was hugely surprised at how many buds and the amount of new growth on them. Here's a pic of one of the beautiful pink buds.



Lots more still to do...hmmmm...maybe I should save my energy for harvesting my oranges...Mwahahaha. So, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO???


27 comments:

  1. Anne Marie--Your gardens are always so pretty! I envy the planting zone you are in! I can't start safely planting for another month or so. Everything looks just gorgeous....well done!

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    1. Thanks so much Angie. Gardening has always been my much needed therapy time. Thanks for stopping in.

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  2. Nice to find you and I am inspired to get back to my blog...

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  3. Hi Anne Marie, thanks for the visit and the follow. I'm following you too and looking forward to getting to know you better. :)

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    1. Hey Jennifer, thanks so much for stopping by and the follow. Looking forward to getting to know you better as well.

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  4. Cute blog:) Thanks for following, I am following you via blog lovin' and gfc.

    Townhouse Palette

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    1. Hey Laila, Thanks for the compliment on my blog...it's always a work in progress. Appreciate you coming by and following.

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  5. The oranges are so teeny tiny! And I'd love to see a photo of the new roses with the surrounding mini roses. I bet it's beautiful! These photos are great. =0)
    You've been busy on your blog-time-off! Wish you could come and help me with my er-gardens??? I can't even call them that!
    ~Kim

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    1. Hey Kim, I'll be posting more pics in a couple of weeks. Yeah, those oranges are just huge...see why I need to save my energy...

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  6. Great photos ~ thanks for coming by and commenting ~ Enjoy ^_^

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    1. Thanks and my pleasure. Thanks for coming to check my blog out!

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  7. Such pretty flowers. I'm a blog slacker and a fan of Lowe's to. hahah. Thank for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful week, honey!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by. I think I may be a blog slacker because of Lowes...ha!

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  8. Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting! Pretty spring flowers, waiting for things to bloom around here!- Karen @ Karen's Soiree

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    1. Hey Karen, thanks so much for stopping by. Things here will really get cranked up in a couple of weeks.

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  9. Don't feel bad about being a "bad blogger." I am not the greatest blogger either! Always a work in progress! I'm in Florida as well. There are so many inspiring flowers and beautiful scenery to keep us in the Spring mood, right!? Although I am not much of an outside person, I still appreciate its beauty!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following my blog. I started gardening while working as an ICU nurse, I saw so much pain and suffering, I wanted to enjoy signs of renewal and hope. Thus my gardening obsession.

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  10. Wish I lived in Florida...love flowers and we have to wait until this cold weather in NY goes away....then we have to see what damage Hurricane Sandy did to our garden....love the orange tree...

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    1. Hey Agnes! Thanks for stopping in. The weather here has been so strange...33 degrees this morning. Hope Hurricane Sandy didn't mess things up too badly. Pretty familiar with hurricanes here too.

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  11. Beautiful orange tree! Thanks for following our new blog & we are following you too :)
    Denise

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    1. Hey Denise. Appreciate you leaving a comment and following my blog. My orange tree is so little, but couldn't resist it.

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  12. love your blog! keep it up!

    i just did an outfit post :) what do you think about it?

    i would appreciate it if you follow my blog too!
    christie-mariee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by and following my blog Christie Marie. Just followed you via bloglovin'. Your video turned out so good. Luv the cheerful outfits, the setting and your choice of music. Great job!

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  13. I miss gardening! Yay for oranges this season! :) I'm your newest follower :)

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    1. Hello Jacqueline! Gardening for me is such good therapy. Hoping for a bumper crop of huge oranges this year, LOL! Thanks so much for stopping in and following my blog.

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  14. This is a beautiful Photo Love Love the dogwood!!I think you have just inspired me to paint this Flower on a Wine Glass!! Thanks

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