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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Annuals, Perennials and Inbetween

Salvia, Gerbera daisy, begonia, and a mounding rose I have not  identified.

The salvia is a wonderful perennial.

The Gerbera daisy comes up every year...I thought they were annuals. They are sold here as annuals.

This is a sweet little rose, growing by the deck, that we can see out of the kitchen window. Do you know the name of it?

We painted our pots black because they had some issues. We all have issues. That's why I apply mineral make-up!

We are waiting for the day lilies and the princess spirea to bloom. You can see the lack of sufficient brown mulch in this photo.

This begonia is another annual which is not an annual. It comes up every year. Cool yes?
The little salvia here is one of my rescue plants. It was nearly dead from over watering and for one dollar I thought I could save it. After twenty-four hours in the ground it recovered nicely.

Linking with the gifted gardener Tracie of Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday's.

Linking with the talented Sherry of No Minimalist Here for Open House Party.

grace surrounds us


  1. Great pics Olive, lovin' your deck area! Your little rose kinda looks like Jasmine to me, but I'm not sure. Happy Easter:@)

  2. Oh, all your flowers are just gorgeous!

  3. Pretty photos. I love the gerber daisy! Have a lovely Easter!

  4. It's nice that the gerbera comes back every year...mine break off a lot in the wind so I stopped buying them. Your garden beds are so pretty, it looks like a lot of love goes into them!


  5. Olive everything looks beautiful at your place! Sorry can't help about the rose thing. We have lots of green moss here from what feels like a solid year of rain.....Actually I'm pretty sure it was. I wish I could be sitting on that lovely deck of yours! *winks* Vanna

  6. My begonia's come back every year. They are considered an annual. Here the gerber daisy is considered a perennial but mine never come back. I'm giving up on them. I love love love the arbor and porch area. So cozy with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Where u live? I'm coming to see you. Have a good weekend.

  7. I loved the first photo of the Gerbera daisy. Amazing! Hope you have a very special Easter weekend.

  8. Your flowers are beautiful! I love the pictures of your yard.

    I'm visiting from No Minimalist Here's party and am your newest follower.

    Have a great day!

  9. Olive your flowers are gorgeous. They would definitely be bedding plants here. Your climate must be quite a bit warmer than ours. Happy Easter!

  10. Beautiful garden photos, Olive. The gerbera daisy is so lovely. Also thank you so much for the African prayer, it's beautiful.

  11. Hi Olive!
    Fab-U-lous photos. I love pics of flowers. Well, I just love flowers, period. It's a good thing you put an explanation of the photo on your header; I was trying to figure out what the heck you'd done to some poor innocent roses to make them look like that! Now that I know they are cement -- well, they are amazing!

    I'm not sure that's a rose -- but on the other hand, I haven't a clue what it is.

    Begonia never winter over here, but snapdragons do. I used to get 3 to 4 years out of my snaps, before they would poop out.

    Never grew Gerbera, so don't know if they'd make it through a NJ winter. Not this past one, I don't think!

    I'm so jealous that you are so far ahead of us in the leafy green department. No fair!

  12. thank you so much, Olive, for visiting me. you and your blog are absolutely lovely. following, and i will be back.


  13. Olive, such pretty shots and what a pretty yard. I hope to plant some flowers this weekend if the ground isn't too muddy. Have a wonderful Easter.

  14. Ahhhh! So mineral make-up and Salvia are what I need. Thanks for telling me. (The garden is looking lovely.)

  15. I can't believe these things come up each year for you. That is amazing. I used to love Easter in Atlanta with all the flowers blooming. Although...since Easter is late this year everything is blooming here this year. And now after weeks of unseasonably warm weather its going to be cool and cloudy for Easter. Your yard is lovely.

  16. Your plants look amazing and I love your deck!
    Did you build it?

    Have a wonderful Easter Miss Olive!

    White Spray Paint

  17. Everything looks so beautiful, Olive! Love your quote about us having issues! Maybe I need some of that makeup! :)
    Happy Easter, sweet friend,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Hi Olive, Thank you so much for linking your pretty garden to my party. Spring is my favorite time of year and it's wonderful to see the plants blooming again.

  19. Beautiful photos and I love your new header. Have a wonderful Easter.

  20. I love the pictures, Olive. Go post at A Rosy Note's Photo Feature Friday, too.

    I found your blog through Fishtale Cottage. I'm really enjoying it. The header you chose with the gravestone roses is genius. It makes me want to visit an old cemetery for an hour or two of quiet photography.

    Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Thank you so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - my morning has been fabulous peeking around at all the gardens today! That Salvia is so vibrant!!! xoox, tracie

  22. Lucky you having all these annuals coming back for you...especially the gerbers.

    Happy Easter Olive,

  23. Olive, how beautiful. Nothing much growing here yet, I think we have been cheated out of spring! Everything looks so lush and green, enjoy every minute of it. Have a wonderful Easter Weekend.

  24. NO WAY do you have that much greenery by you!!! ~ OMG!!! I'm hopeful for a "WEED" to be poking up through the cracks in the sidewalk... Longest 5 full months of Winter - EVER in Wisconsin!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  25. Oohing and aahing
    and wishing I had
    flowers in my yard.
    A good metaphor for
    Easter: one must
    believe. And I do!
    A month from now my
    yard will be exploding
    with everything at
    once: lilacs, peonies,
    phlox, iris....! But
    not Gerbera Daisies : )
    Happy Easter, T!
    xx Suzanne


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