Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday - Bellingrath Gardens

Head on over to Jean's and see what else is a bloomin this Tuesday.

I recently heard from the friend I had written about before and we headed on over to Bellingrath Gardens. This was the first time I have been to the Gardens and there was hardly anything blooming. No daffodils and hardly any azaleas. I suppose they peaked a couple of weeks ago. I will be going back and will share more of the gardens and about Mr and Mrs Bellingrath and their home. Time does not permit this morning.

This is going into the Gardens.


This fountain is called Rebecca so naturally I had to have a photo.

This past weekend was to be the Annual Rose Show. Due to the severe weather we had over the winter they said they had to cancel the show. But here are a few that were blooming.








Some hydrangea's were blooming. They were so beautiful and about the size of a basketball.



I have another new daffodil. Check this one out. It looks like the sun is shining on it it is so bright. It truly is this color with the yellow tips on the petals.


Azaleas in front of my house yesterday - this is at their peak. My neighborhood is just now peaking.


Hope you have a great day.




37 comments:

Manuela@TPOH said...

The Azaleas put on quite a show! Just gorgeous! They're peaking now in my area to. No hydrangeas yet thought.

The Bellingrath Gardens entrance looks beautiful and I'll look forward to seeing more photos.

Manuela

BeautifulWreck said...

I really should plan a trip with the kids out there. You look great!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love the hydrangeas, love the azaleas, gorgeous pics! We are about a month behind. Can't wait,
Cindy

Darla said...

Like your namesake fountain. Your neighborhood is full of color. Do you know the name of that Daff? Stunning!

Kay said...

The flowers are beautiful!

imac said...

Beautiful Becca, Love your Daffodil

Phillip said...

Stunning! I've been to Bellingrath only once before and that was about 15 years ago. I'd love to visit again.

siteseer said...

I'm real concerned about our azaleas. We just planted them last Spring and my MM covered them over the Winter and uncovered them a couple of weeks ago. There is a lot of dead looking stuff and they look nothing like yours. They have a 1 year guarantee so I'm waiting a couple of weeks and if they don't improve they are being replaced. Love your daffodils too. Obviously a nice camera :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, Becca the azaleas are so gorgeous! And I naturally drool over hydrangeas.The daffodil is so pretty with its touches of yellow and double bloom. Wonderful blooms for Blooming Tuesday.

perennialgardener said...

Ooh I love those Hydrangeas! It will be sometime before I have blossoms. Thanks for sharing all these pretty photos! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, That Daffodil (according to my Breck's catalog) is named White Lion. It is gorgeous --and we don't have it yet...We have 3 others similar --but are different colors.

Love your azaleas... Ours are just getting ready to bloom. The Hydrangeas are also gorgeous....

Great photo of you at "YOUR" fountain..... Isn't that nice to have a fountain named after you????

The gardens are gorgeous --but that was sad about the rose show... We lost some this winter also--due to the bitter conditions.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The gardens look like a beautiful place even if there wasn't a whole lot in bloom. I love that first picture. The fountain is really pretty too.
Your azaleas are amazing, I love the color.

Daisy said...

Gorgeous photos, Becca! Wow! I really love the hydrangeas and the azaleas. Breathtaking!

Chicken Boys said...

Very beautiful. I wanted to visit the Elizabethan Gardens out on Roanoke Island a few years ago, but they were closing right when we got there. I've still never been there, and it's only a couple of hours from where I grew up!
~Randy

bennie and patsy said...

I was at that garden some years ago ,it is beautiful and your daffodil is lovely.
Patsy

Jean said...

Wow! Your azalea hedge is amazing! I love the color! I don't grow roses so I really enjoy all the beautiful pictures of them Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
Jean

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Beautiful gardens Becca. No wonder we all work so hard to achieve beautiful gardens. The bar is set so high and it's fun trying to reach it.

Eileen

Angel said...

Becca everything just looks so beautiful!! I like your namesake fountain, I love water features. The azaleas are always so pretty.Cherry blossoms have just finished here, now we are onto the dogwoods & lilacs ( due to that short hot spell we had, everything now is blooming early, probably by 2 wks.) Azaleas here are just starting .... It all starts to go too fast! See you on Fertilizer Friday :)

Alea said...

Your azaelsa are so lovely! Thank you for the garden tour.

Suzanne said...

It's obvious to me that I have to move to Alabama. Seriously, amazing photos. Just gorgeous!

BTW, we've had two bichons -- yours is adorable!

Stephanie said...

Rebecca and becca... that's a cute photo :-D

Love the huge roses and hydrangeas here. And your azaleas hedge is awesome! Enjoy the beautiful sight.

Deb said...

Hi! I've loved my first visit here! The flowers are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my Bloomin' Tuesday, too.

Jenny said...

Oh my! The roses and hydgrangea are gorgeous! Looks like you had a great time!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Becca. My hubby is from Mobile, and he's talked of Bellingrath a lot. We were in Mobile a few years ago, but didn't get to the garden, because I had to go see the gators. Next time FOR SURE! I so covet the azaleas. Your region is so lush and gorgeous.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Becca: What a neat look at the garden and the beauty in your yard. Thanks for all your visits to the Header people.

Paula said...

Iam totally inawe of these roses...mine haven't even awakened yet from the winter! Thanks for sharing these. Loved the tour, Paula in Idaho http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful azaleas..and those roses WOW..stunning! :)

Bren said...

Amazing Garden ! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. We have a few more weeks before our peonies, roses and hydrangea's are blooming!
Happy Spring

Tamara Jansen said...

That garden looks amazing.....and that azalea bush! Wow!

Randy Emmitt said...

Becca,
That hedge of azaleas is a show stopper! The garden is looking great there!

Rosemary said...

Becca
Gorgeous photos , the azaleas sensational. Love your new daff very pretty.
It is dry here too usually April is rainy. Rain forecast for this weekend and I am hoping.

Denise said...

How beautiful Becca, lovely photos. We've got rain coming our way too over the next week.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

The roses are beautiful! Rain is in the forecast for the entire weekend...I hope the blackspot and mildew stay away:-).
Your hydrangeas are beautiful...so far in Middle Georgia, we have a hint of future blooms.

Green Iris said...

I haven't been to Bellingrath's in years. The Botanical Gardens' azaleas were at their peak about two weeks ago. I got some lovely photos. Also, midtown Mobile along Springhill Avenue was gorgeous.

MariesImages said...

Lovely assortment of flowers. Glad to see new people in our photo challenge. WELCOME!!

Rjet33 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My family and I went to Bellingrath Gardens when I was younger. I'm 50 now, so that was many, many moons ago now. I enjoyed seeing all of your flowers in your journal.

Leonel Wolfer said...

I saw one water feature in this garden. There are more garden decor available for this like garden gnomes, stake, lighting and solar powered garden fountains