Saturday, April 13, 2013

Updated Backyard Pics

I thought I'd post a few updated pics of my backyard. The grass is starting to green up and the knockout roses are really starting to bloom. 

Here's the butterfly bush in the corner one month ago.
backyard arbor
And here it is today. It's grown a lot and is starting to bloom. It's already as tall as the fence!

Here's a close up of the butterfly bush one month ago.
butterfly bush before and after
And a close up today. The butterflies really do love those purple blooms.

Here's some knockout roses one month ago.
And here they are today. The grass is a lot greener too. 

You can see the shrimp plant on the right. This was also one month ago.

And here's the shrimp plant today.

shrimp plant close up pic
Here's a close up of it. My mom gave it to me last fall and I'm so glad it lasted through the winter.

Here's another knock out rose between the two crepe myrtles a month ago.

And here it is today. The ivy behind it is really growing too.

I love this pink jasmine. It seems like it took several years for it to start blooming.

Here's a close up. Just look at all those blooms! It smells divine too!

I can't wait to do another post when everything is in full bloom. Is your garden starting to bloom where you live?


  1. Beautiful! The shrimp plant is very different. It's nice to see what grows in other areas. We have nothing so far although my forsythia looks about ready to bloom.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!


  2. Looking good! I'm glad to see you have a shrimp plant. That's one of the plants on my list to check out this week. The book I've been using really likes them. Love your butterfly bush too. I'm planning to plant one or two of those in the greenbelt behind our house.

  3. I love all the beautiful flowers you have in your backyard! We are renting and our back yard is so bare and blah. I have never seen a shrimp plant before. It looks really cool!

  4. LOVE that arbor! I am wanting one for my backyard now! Life to the full! Melissa

    1. Thanks, Melissa! We got it a few years ago at JoAnn's for $30! My son actually put it together for me. :)


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