Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Showers Bring April Flowers

It rained yesterday and the garden is happy.There are snowballs

and weigela.

The oakleaf hydrangea is full of buds.

The ornamental plum is full of fruit.

The false indigo (baptisia) is just starting to bloom

in purple

and yellow.

The Chinese fringe tree is beautiful.

Can you smell the banana shrub?

Through the holly, to the porch, you can see

the koi pond

and the iris in full bloom.

Thanks for visiting the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast garden.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Beautiful Day in Americus Georgia

The Red Dragon Japanese Maple has filled out beautifully. Let's take a little stroll down the path.
We can relax for a moment or two on the bench.
Check out the Knock-Out Roses.
Looking across from the bench, we can see Rufus, Squeaky and Kitten enjoying the shade under the Vitex tree.
On closer look, our neighbor's cats are enjoying a cool drink from the pond.
Along the edge of the pond, you can see some of the tadpoles are almost frogs.
Wish you were here to enjoy this beautiful day with us at the Americus Garden Inn.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Iris, Azalea and Holly

The azaleas are popping everywhere. In all colors
The holly by the pond is blooming, yet, still has berries.

The iris have arrived.
Spring in Americus is gorgeous.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Japanese Maples and Tadpoles

The view from the parking area to the gazebo. Several nights ago the frogs were singing and now we have tadpoles.
Tadpoles are a favorite treat for the koi.

First society garlic bloom of the year.
Pink dogwoods have just arrived.
One of my favorite trees in our garden, the Red Dragon, a Japanese maple.
The Bloodgood maple, another Japanese variety, highlights the gazebo.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Frogs Arrived in time for Easter

There is nothing quite like the sound of frogs calling out in the night. How many frogs can you find in these photos? There are a lot more than you think.
As the temperatures have risen, the koi have become more active in the pond and they greedily devour frog eggs.

The first knockout rose of the year.

Wish we had a way to share the fragrance of the tea olive

and the Indian Hawthorn.
As unusual as its form, the curly filbert has a unique flower.

Happy Easter from Kim and Susan Egelseer

Friday, April 2, 2010

Say Hello to the first dogwoods and azaleas of 2010

The first azaleas have just appeared in the garden. The yoshino cherries are still spectacular!
The canna tropicana is slowly awakening from winter's slumber.

The kwanzan cherry trees have just blossomed!
Anyone for a snowball?
The first blooms of the dogwood trees.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

April in Americus Georgia

Squeaky says "Happy April Fool's Day"!

No fooling here, just some photos from the Americus Garden Inn. The curly filbert, the most unusual plant in our garden, is the prettiest without foliage as you can see its truly contorted form.
Jacky is relaxing on the porch.

The extremely warm temperature today has our kitties looking for shade. Moxie is perfectly camouflaged under the wax myrtles.Kitten is basking in the shade.

Doesn't the gazebo look inviting through the cherry blossoms?

The iris are popping up all over Americus.

The blueberry bushes have just begun to bloom. We might just have some berries this year.

The first butterfly of 2010 in our garden.

There were actually 2!

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