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Friday, January 4, 2013

Welcome to My Very First Blog Post

Hi everyone I am so excited about my very first blog, as I am new at this.  I hope you love all the things that I love, which is almost everything having to do with flowers and dogs and of course home.
Talk about roses, do I have roses, all kinds, but my favorite are roses with at least 30 petals.  I have about 150 roses in all shapes, and colors .
So for this first post I'm going to give you a little peek at my back yard.
That's Frankie the flamingo and he is watching over my garden and the dogs toys, thank goodness I don't have to feed him too.
Another peek at my garden......

This is one of my orchid plants, which has NEVER had this many flowers WOW.  One day it just exploded with all these flowers what a happy surprise it was for me!

I would like to introduce to Wilma.  Can you believe this is just one fern, must be the Miracle Grow.  Do any of you have any ferns this large?  I would love to see pictures of them.  I am here in sunny Southern  California and Wilma seems to love this area.  She stays outside all the time.  Do you bring yours indoors?
Here is one of my many iris plants and  they just grow and grow.  I tell you this land is like gold no wonder they panned for gold here.


I just love, love my fountain and so do my hummers.  They take their daily bath at the top.   The highlight of my morning is having a cup of coffee and watching my hummers.  They line up for their bath like little airplanes waiting to be refueled.  This fountain was a gift from my dearest friend Phyllis from Aroundrhouse.

This is a tiny portion of my front yard.  As the seasons develop my roses, iris and hydrangeas  go crazy.  I can't wait to show you all the colors in my yard.  You would think that the Rose Parade would call me for roses LOL  Maybe I should call them.
Well my friends, {I hope that I have made some friends} and I hope you have enjoyed some of my pictures and chit chat.  I am so anxious to hear what you all have to say, so please leave a comment so I know you are out there.  I would LOVE it if you would be one of my first followers.
Thank again, Mary

75 comments:

  1. wow what a beautiful blog and the flowers are soo pretty..can't wait to see more and when the flowers bloom...thanks for the shoutout..

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  2. Thanks so much for your comments. Your my very first comment - thank you so much. Mary

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  3. Beautiful Backyard! my little one had alot of fun back there once upon a time. WOW, you sure did a great job on it...so very beautiful!

    Congrats on the charming lil blog, can't wait to see the spring flowers and the dogs.

    love you,

    M

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. Looking forward to doing my second post - will have the doggies in there.
      Mary

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  4. Beautiful flowers Mary,but where are your puppies?

    Love ya,
    Leslie

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  5. Hi Mar.....thanks for the wonderful dinner, so thoughtful of you to think of us..congrats on the great blog it is coming alive before our very eyes...can't wait to see the next post...Have fun

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  6. Hi Mary, I was sent over here by the lovely Phyllis@Around the House. Looks like you all are great friends.. I know she's a dolly. Congrats on your beautiful blog. I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you and the area you live in. You're a gal after my heart with the love of gardens and dogs. You can see some of my ferns in some of my earlier posts. I'm proud to say I'm your second follower... hugs ~lynne ~

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    1. Hi Lynn, thank so much for your kind words. Phyllis and I have been friends for over 40 years and her blogs are GREAT.
      I so enjoyed your comments and I will be following you once I figure out how to. Love my garden and I also have two dogs. I'm divorced so I can garden until I can't get up LOL
      Thank you Lynn and I will be following your blogs.
      Mary

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  7. Hi Mary,

    I was also sent over by PHyllis. Such a lovely garden u have there! I love the orchid. Mine don't seem to want to flower. You have so much roses, it's amazing. I love them but have yet to plant them. It' s morning now in Malaysia and before it gets too hot, I've got to see to my plants in my garden. Do drop by at my blog, greenfingers898.blogspot. Am too a pensioner since July last year!

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    1. Thank you so much for following my blog. Phyllis got me started. Do you feed your orchids? They don't like the hot sun. Roses are getting pruned back for winter today.
      I will be following your blog.
      Regards,
      Mary

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    2. Mary,

      It is my pleasure to get to know others especially the other end of the world, oh, i did feed them some time ago, with some fertilizer, same as what i use for other plants. I have them under my pergola, away from the sun . Tq for following my blog.

      Regards,
      Ummu

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  8. Your yard is beautiful. I love gardening, too, although I don't do any this time of year- we are covered with snow here in the Midwest. Pop by my blog if you get the chance- I am your newest follower. I found you through Phyllis- Around The House- Welcome to Blogland- it's a hoot! xo Diana

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    1. I just read your latest blogs and I almost fell on the floor laughing at the ice skating rink. How true the way men are.
      I just love my garden and my dogs and will be bloging about them soon. Phyllis got me started bloging and it is a lot of fun.
      Thank you so much for your comments and I will be following your blogs.
      Mary

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  9. Mary, welcome to blogland.. Great post.. Love seeing all the lovely flowers, although I can't grow them myself. I've been to fullerton, so I am looking forward to many more posts! xo marlis

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  10. Hi Mary and welcome. Well I love dogs and flowers, although I am not fond of being outside, I still think I am going to enjoy your blog. Your yard is lush and gorgeous. Dianne

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  11. Thanks for your kind words Dianne. I love my house, garden and of course my dogs. They both are rescued, Waldo is a Border Collie and Lili is dalmation/lab and is the sweetest dog you would ever meet.
    I hate our weather now as it's so cold for Southern CA. And can't do much outside now. The dogs they sure keep me inline. I do so love meeting all of you. and i will be following all of your blogs.
    Mary

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  12. Hi Mary! It's so nice to meet you and welcome to blogland! Thanks you so much for popping over to see me. Your flowers and gardens are so pretty and lush! Thank you for following my blog and now I'm following you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  13. HI Mary! Thanks for popping in to see me again. I hope you're having a great time in Blogland.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Mary, Congrats on your new blog! Your backyard is a paradise! I love it! I would never want to leave. The fountains must sound wonderful when you're out there gardening.

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  15. Congratulations on your new blog. I can't believe how many roses you have!

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. Thanks for popping in and hope you had a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. Hi Mary!
    Welcome to blogland, You are gonna have so much fun!! Roses and dogs, well I had to subcribe (I have six Italian Greyhounds) I can't wait to see the pups and all those roses, wow 150, heavenly!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  18. Thanks for following me - next blog will have the pups in it. I though about you yesterday as I was pruning 35 of my roses as Mow, Blow and Go (gardner's) do not prune the way I like them. Love your dogs they are beautiful.
    Mary

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  19. Thanks, Mary! I'm waiting for another post from you. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  20. Wow, your gardens are just amazing, Mary! You are so lucky to live in a warm climate, I would love to grow orchids. I've never had any luck with them, though! Congrats on your new blog, you will love blogging! I know I do! Looking forward to your future posts, I am now one of your newest follwers:)

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  21. Thank you so much for following me. I love my orchids also and they should be blooming soon.
    Mary

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  22. Your garden looks beautiful! Show us your collection of roses some day :) I'll be your follower!

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  23. I will be following your blog Dewberry. Unfortunately all of my roses have been pruned and will not have roses until spring - will do a blog then.

    thank you for following me and will have a new blog shortly.
    Regards,
    Mary

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  24. Welcome to Blogville! Your garden is gorgeous!! I will look forward to seeing more of it. laurie

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  25. The garden looks pretty dull now, but soon the roses will be budding and flowers blooming. I try to have flowers blooming all year round - the calla lily's are starting. So stay tuned and you will see LOTS of flowers. Thanks for stopping by.
    Mary

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  26. Hi Mary, thanks for popping in to see me and your sweet comments.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. Mary, thanks for stopping by to visit and following along at Hyacinths. I'm happy to join as one of your followers. Welcome to blogging! ~ Sarah

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  28. Hi Mary, thank you so much for your visit! I started blogging in April 2012....and, I love it! You will meet so many wonderful people from all over the world to share your common interests with. I am one of your newest followers...hugs, Penny

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  29. HI Mary. Thanks for popping in to see me. I'm still waiting to read a new post from you! Hope you have a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

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  30. Hi Mary -- Nice to meet you, and welcome to BlogLand.
    thanks for visiting That Old House -- and leaving a sweet comment, too. :-)
    You are in Southern California (a daughter of mine is in Los Angeles), but we're in New Jersey and are expecting snow. I envy you all the gorgeous plantings!

    Cass

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  31. Hi Mary,

    We went to three wineries in Temecula (South Coast, Van Roekel, and Wilson Creek.) It's beautiful in Temecula wine country. I love your backyard!...and Frankie the Flamingo!

    ~Jess at Red Rose Alley

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  33. just found your blog, and I am enjoying it! How many acres do you have to have 150 roses? I have a huge sword fern, one yr. I chopped it clear down and it came back huge. Half of it is in my neighbors yard the other half is in mine. We do not have a fence down the middle of our front lawn only the back side yards. So I care for the two beds that is 1/2 & 1/2 for 29 yrs. now. thanks

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  34. Hi Mary,

    Your backyard is charming; all the different levels of flowers on display in pots and those growing in the ground, and doing very nicely, I see! Wonderful colours and textures. Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy :)

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