Friday, May 20, 2011

~ Gentle Breezes ~




While working in the yard the middle of the week putting mulch down the gentle breezes were so welcoming. Anything for a break from lifting those heavy bags I stopped and took pictures of the beautiful Pink Weigela in full bloom. If you would like to learn more about Weigela bushes you can go here.





After our last huge snow storm I had my driveway fairy pull the railroad ties we put down  almost 14 years ago. All the weed-eating and painting of the ties was becoming quite the burden. Along with the ties I had  6 small trees struggling to survive, we pulled those and 2 other Weigela bushes. I put off pulling this one to see after a good pruning if it would survive, as you can see it did. I'm so glad I gave it another chance, the beauty when you drive in is wonderful.
Hidden in the shade of the bush we have pink and white blooms.


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As I put the finishing touches on this post, we have humid temperatures, cloudy skies and the promise of rain all weekend. Perfect weather for me to be inside finishing up the painting. I have just a bit of the kitchen left to go and all the rooms will be done. Then I can concentrate more on the outside and sharing tons of pictures with all of you. I hope all of you are having a super weekend!

29 comments:

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely blooms, great photos!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Smiles!

Charo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful blooms.
Have a great weekend.

Jeanne said...

Hi Lynn, I love your photos of your wiegela. I also love to take photos with flowers against the blue sky. Gorgeous. I have three beautiful wiegela plants in my yard but they have finished blooming already. they were beautiful like yours. They have the most beautiful blooms but they don't last very long. I wish they would bloom longer. Did I tell you how beautiful your photos are? Smile.
Hugs, Jeanne

Holly said...

Such beautiful blooms! I hope you have a lovely pink Saturday.

Lara said...

Hi Lynne,
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Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Oh so pretty- glad you gave her a shot at "wowing you"!
Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday :)
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!
PS I am having a giveaway - please come see!

Linda said...

What beautiful blooms your wiegela gives...I have never seen anything like that before. Stunning! We finally have some sun here, so I've been gardening too!

Honey at 2805 said...

You blooms are lovely in all their pinkness. Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

Tami said...

You snapped those beautiful photos just in time! That is so pretty pink. Happy Pink Saturday!
xoxox Tami

Marydon said...

Lynn, these are gorgeous bushes, have not seen them before. You captured them so beautifully.

Have a fabulous PS weekend,
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Lynn!
Your flowering trees are so pretty. I wish they stayed longer! I have a large tree flowering right now, and two other smaller ones getting ready to start.
The color makes such a lovely statement when you pull up my driveway too!
Have a great weekend.
xx
A

Twilight_fan_101 said...

The bush is just gorgeous. I may not get anything done if I had that to gaze at all day. Love the soft pink color.

Thanks for visiting! I am off now to drool over more of your beautiful blog. Love the Emily Post quote.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynne Sweetie...
WOW what a gorgeous share. I simply adore these weigela bushes. They are simply gorgeous and how elegant they look along the drive. They are putting on quite the show for all to see. I will definitely go and read about them.

So pretty. Thank you for sharing with me today. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What lovely flowers. They would be so delightful for my senior mom's gardening projects. And perfect for her goal to create a butterfly garden full of lovely butterflies and flowers. Thanks for a lovely pink visit.

THE STONE RABBIT said...

Hi Lynne. I am HATING this weather we've been having!! I want some more of those gorgeous blue sky days....like the day you photographed your splendid blooms!! They are wonderful!!

I haven't mulched...or even potted my patio plants! I have purchased them..but it's been too lousy to work outside!

Hope you have a great Pink Saturday!!! L, Dana

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your weiglia is looking absolutely beautiful. Thankyou for your recent comment and visit to my book review blog. :)

stampdiva said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynn from Lynne in Scotland!
A beautiful post, beautiful flowers and photography.
Wishes
Lynne

onlymehere said...

Beautiful! Not much has bloomed around here with all the rains/flooding and the cool temps. Sigh.....soon, very soon spring will come.....I hope.

Dolores said...

I'm not familiar with these gorgeous bushes; they are so beautiful!
Happy weekend!!!

Designs By Pinky said...

HI sweetie, your bushes are glorious! Such beautiful, soft colors! I sure wish the flowering trees and bushes lasted longer, huh? We used to have 2 of these but they died out.....lack of sun. The story of my gardening life in this house:( Hoping you are having a GREAT pink Sat.! The SUN has finally come out here in Pa. after 6 solid days of RAIN!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Gail said...

Love this bush, glad you gave it a chance. Sounds like your getting alot done.
Happy PS
Gail

Aunt Snow said...

What pretty flowers! I'm not familiar with weigelia, but now I'm going to take a closer look at them.

I wish I had a driveway fairy!

Happy PInk Saturday!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Gorgeous blooms on that tree! i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you join the party! oxox, tracie

Charlene said...

I found you over at Once In A Blue Moons Blog (I ADORE JAIN!) & thought I would pop over to visit someone new. Your blog is beautiful! I LOVE flowers too. And the columbines in a previous post made me smile as mine are blooming too but, they are yellow. And I bought some iris from Jain a couple of years back & the blooms this year have been stunning! Have a great weekend & enjoy all those flowers.
Charlene

Charlene said...

I found you over at Once In A Blue Moons Blog (I ADORE JAIN!) & thought I would pop over to visit someone new. Your blog is beautiful! I LOVE flowers too. And the columbines in a previous post made me smile as mine are blooming too but, they are yellow. And I bought some iris from Jain a couple of years back & the blooms this year have been stunning! Have a great weekend & enjoy all those flowers.
Charlene

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Lynne, I love the old fashioned flowering bushes like Wigelia and mock orange and Rose of Sharon. My Mom has a wigelia bush and I remember it blooming here around the 1st of June. It was at the living room window and always looked so pretty from the inside. HPS

Janet said...

just beautiful!!! lets follow each other! Janet

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Lynne! I love those pink blossoms! We have been hot and dry here...not a good sign for this oncoming summer! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Your bushes are just gorgeous! I love the color and the lush green of the leaves. Your photos certainly do these beautiful bushes justice! Thank you for sharing.

Hugs, LisaKay
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