Rosebud Azaleas

I wanted to show you my sweet Rosebud Azaleas and give you an update about what’s going on around this old house. If you are here for the giveaway you will need to scroll down a few posts.

This variety of Azalea is my very favorite.

I finally cleaned out this area of the front planter that rounds the corner of the house and planted a hydrangea in the space. Time will tell if the blooms will stay purple.

My cement block plantings are mostly doing real well. The wild rabbits that roam around here have eaten all the pansy blooms, though.

Things are going well with my extraction recovery. I never really experienced any pain to speak of which is nice. I’ll be getting the stitches out on Wednesday if they haven’t dissolved on their own. I’m still on a relatively soft diet so I don’t hurt the area that is healing. Although I still have a few days of antibiotics left I am off the Ibuprofen. Thank you for your kind thoughts. My de-fluffing progress was hindered by being on medication and being off my regular meal regiment but I’m happy to report things are still going well.

Happy Victoria Day weekend to our friends in Canada!

7 thoughts on “Rosebud Azaleas

  1. I love your cement block plantings! As for the hydrangea…good choice! I think I need some good motivation to de-fluff as well. Good for you!!!

  2. I’m glad to read that you are recovering from the extraction. Big sympathy!!!
    Your beds look so fresh and pretty. I think there’s something you can do to keep the hydrangea blue – someone will know!

  3. That was what I was going for with my cement blocks. I can see that I’m going to have to crank it up a notch to be like yours! That’s a beautiful shot with the azaleas and the ferns…beautiful combination. Glad that you are in recuperation mode after last week’s visit to the dentist. Keep taking good care.

  4. Hi Ellen, I’m so glad to hear you’re doing well!! Be sure to take it easy for a few days. πŸ™‚ All your flowers and plants look so pretty, but I especially love those Azaleas — they’re beautiful. They look so pretty planted in combination with the ferns!

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week, my friend. πŸ™‚

    Hugs,

    Denise

  5. I am still excited to learn the name of your azalea (rosebud azalea) that looks just like mine, only mine is a darker pink. I like them most as buds… but they are very pretty open. I guess you know by now blue hydrangeas need acidic soil. I read that adding pine needles helps. I have not had much luck with them in our yard. We took our plants that hardly bloomed to the lake and now they are full of buds.

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