Sunday, June 22, 2014

Florida Green

We’ve had enough of those afternoon showers to keep things pretty and green so far this summer.

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So I walked around the yard to take a few pics.

The golf course looks pretty with the big sprinklers on.

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And look at the mulch! (hubby has already spread it all! thanks hubby!)

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Do you remember what this is?

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It looked like this last December.

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Probably not everyone has a Poinsettia in their flower bed. I think it’s special.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Mosaic Monday.

Are you enjoying a beautiful weekend?

38 comments:

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Now THAT'S rubbing our noses in it up North LOL -- actually PLANTING and GROWING a poinsettia plant in your GARDEN!! Goodness -- that's amazing!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so green and beautiful there Diane. And the poinsettia in it's winter bloom is just gorgeous! Wow. I've never seen one growing outside, just in pictures. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Blessings, Pam

Patty Sumner said...

No poinsettia's here...Yours is beautiful.. It is amazing how rain can fall and the colors brighten up....better than any fertilizer...Have a great Sunday! Blessings!

Diane said...

Great "postcard." We've had tons of rain too, but no poinsettias in the ground for sure!! Happy Sunday!

TexWisGirl said...

how cool to have a poinsettia in your yard. :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a surprise to see a poinsettia thriving outside in the ground. Everything looks so so pretty. Thanks for sharing Diane.

cucki said...

It's so sweet..enjoy x

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I remember my grandmother having poinsettias in her flower beds in San Antonio. :)

Susie said...

I love the walk about. I know that poinsettias can get huge. I have a picture of me beside one that is taller than me..it's in Mexico. Hope your Sunday is fun, xoxo,Susie

Kathy said...

It is just amazing to me that you can grow Poinsettia outdoors! It looks baeutiful when it is NOT in bloom, too.

Linda Walker said...

Diane,
Your yard is so lush and green! So pretty! Enjoy your Sunday!
XO
Linda
Sewwhat!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

beautiful there! Oh my that poinsetta is stunning! :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane, you have a poinsettia in your flower bed - how special is that? I was so surprised to see this, as I love the poinsettia. Your area around your house looks so green and groomed. You and your husband do a wonderful job taking care of your home.

Have a peaceful Sunday.

love,
~Sheri

bj said...

Well, this is a first for me...have never seen a poinsettia growing in a flower bed. It is, indeed, SPECIAL. :)

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful yard you have and a poinsetta in the garden, yes that is special.
Have a nice week

Noelle the dreamer said...

I had no idea you could add them to a flower bed. On my list to try this December, thanks!

eileeninmd said...

Your hubby is doing a great job. The poinsettia plant is gorgeous. Thank God for the rain.. Have a happy week!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

How beautiful and green it looks there and can see a sprinkler in the background.
The Poinsettia is lovely, we used to always have one at Christmas time when I was growing up.
Enjoy the new week
hugs
Carolyn

Shug said...

Our area gets tooo hot or too cold for Poinsettias to grow outdoors... this one is so pretty!! I wonder how big they can get in your area, growing outdoors? Hope your Sunday afternoon is filled with Blessings.

Vee said...

I think the poinsettia is gorgeous in your garden! Is it going to grow to be a giant bush?

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, yes this is a first for me too as I have never seen a poinsettia bush before. I think it's special too!

Stephanie said...

Lush and green - what beauty! And you have a Poinsettia in your garden? How neat is that :) I certainly don't have one of those. . . I don't think it would make it here in the mountains.

Hugs to you, my friend!

Carla from The River said...

Wow, I love your poinsettia. That is so beautiful, green or in bloom. Beautiful!!
:-)

Jane and Chris said...

A poinsettia?! I've only ever see one 'au naturel' in Kenya!
Jane x

Karen said...

Beautiful lush greenery! How wonderful to have poinsettia in your garden! We only get imports here at Christmastime.

Jen Vandervoort said...

A Poinsettia? LOL...ah ha in it's almost native environment.

You sure have green grass around there, do they do a lot of watering?

Jen

sandy said...

Wow! Amazing greens around your home! It's beautiful! And I would love a poinsettia in my garden! How special!

ann said...

No. We do not have poinsettias growing here. They are expensive to buy and last only a couple of weeks. Some keep them healthy and pretty, but I manage to let them die. So to see one planted outside growing, looking so grand is wonderful. You have the touch.

Poppy said...

A gorgeous green, indeed, Diane! And what a pretty complement of red in the poinsettia!

Have a lovely first week of summer!

Hugs,
Poppy

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane! Your garden looks really green and nice. Florida sure is nice. Lucky you!
Here in the Midi (the South of France), we are on the dry side of summer. We already had some wildfires and some areas are facing water restrictions.
Today it is raining, and nobody is going to complain.
Take care!
Arlette @Thammie TheDollmaker

Mary Cromer said...

Oh the green green grass of Summer and yet you all most probably have good colour most of the year. I am letting everyone know, as some have sent messages... I'll be back next week. Having some difficulty adjusting to new medication and old ones, but will in time~

Diane Writes said...

Hi there name mate! My weekend will never be complete without you. It has been more than a year since I'm doing the Beautiful Sunday series. The same number of years I'm spending it with you.. albeit online.

Rain showers in the afternoon is the best, it makes me feel relaxed and lowers the always summer temperature in my country.

You are really blessed to live in a beautiful place and I will never get tired of saying, someday I hope to be there. Who knows, someone up there might hear me and grant my wish ;)

Have a great week ahead name mate!

Karen Ann said...

Amazing to see a poinsettia actually planted in a garden, why ever not? :-)

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

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-Vickie

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Everything does look so pretty and green! I don't think I have ever seen a Poinsettia growing outside like that. You must have a really wonderful green thumb!

Sam I Am...... said...

Is that a real poinsettia? I've only seen them as huge bushes in Mexico but I imagine you're just as tropical as they are! LOL! I wish my house was landscaped nice like yours....but it's not. I'm working on it.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love the poinsettia in your flower bed! My mom has been able to grow them, but I never have. We need to put more mulch down too. Is that a sago palm in that one pic? We used to have lots of those in our yard growing up. :)

Simply Shelley said...

Very special.....automatic Christmas decoration :) Blessings