Red, White, and Yellow.......and a little green


First thing I want to do is thank everyone for all the wonderful comments on my kitchen post. I have been so busy painting this house and cleaning up and your kind words just cheered me up in the midst of all this work. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel though. Yesterday I painted the upstairs hallway and cut the grass, too. I still need to paint the trim upstairs, but just had to take a painting break today. I still have my other regular chores to tend to. If I don't get the laundry done we want have any undies on! We don't want that.

Here are some photos of some flowers around the yard.

Potted begonias on the deck.

Red geranium peeking out from these yellow flowers in a pot.

Daylillies in the front yard

 They are loaded with buds and flowers this year.

I didn't even know my gardenias were blooming until I cut the grass yesterday.

Can you smell them?

I need to cut some and bring them in so we can enjoy the fragrance  inside.

This is a huge hosta out by the pond.

It is getting ready to bloom.

The hanging basket outside is doing very well

Petunias on front porch

New hummingbird feeder I bought at Ace Hardware while waiting on my paint.
Hangs outside my sunroom.

Mama bird is still here. There are five eggs.

This is how big my smaller hostas have gotten under the big tree. I hate all the little maple trees trying to come up from all those little maple helicopters that fell. I need to pull them up or spray soon.

Joining Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer
and White Wednesday at Faded Charm.

I know many have said they can't wait for the paint project reveal. There really is not a huge difference especially in photos. I have made a few decorative changes and will share those sporadically.

Here is a peek at something else I worked on right before and during painting the walls.

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  1. Your gardenias are beautiful Kim. Interesting to see how far ahead you are in the season. The buds are just beginning to show on ours. Love that hosta.

    Are you hanging in there? Can't wait to see all of this painting that you and the Mr. have been doing hopefully with your undies on, tee-hee.

  2. Oh Kim, I don't know what to comment on first, every photograph is awesome! Aww..the little birdie, precious. I love all of your flowers, you must have a green thumb, they are beautiful!

    Glad I stopped in, love the smell of your gardenias!!


  3. Your yard is scrumptious. I can feel the warmth mingled in with all that beauty. I'm anxious for spring to just get here and stay but we have yet another rainy's Oregon so I should be used to it.

  4. Kim, what kind of bird is nesting? We ahve a titmouse nesting in the birdbox on our back deck! Your flowers look beautiful! My hubby bought me a "hardy gardenia" this year for Mother's day that is supposed to be OK up here in Pa.!!!! I have it in a pot on the deck for summer but will try it in the ground come Fall and HOPE it lives! It is my favorute flower, and yes, I could almost SMELL yours! Glad you took a paint break. Sometimes we just HAVE to do something different, huh? XO, Pinky

  5. Fantastic Kim...your flowers are so pretty too already.....can't imagine by mid summer what they will look like...I love the favorite..that was my wedding bouquet. Hope you get some rest Kim.

  6. Gorgeous flowers, Kim! I would love to come over and smell those gardenias. Mmmm...

  7. Your yard looks so pretty and lush. I actually have one potted gardenia and it is blooming too. Isn't that scent magnificent? Your hostas look much better than mine. The ones around the tree are really nice.

  8. All of your plants look lush and happy, ready for the holiday weekend-enjoy!

  9. I have no idea of what a camellia smells like - can only imagine! Your flowers are pretty, but I love the hostas!!

  10. Kim, you are a ball of energy! Painting and moving?
    My gardenia bush has finished blooming. It was covered! My day lilies are just starting to bloom. Mine are orange, but was just thinking today that a different color would look better because I planted red and white geraniums in the post on the front porch. I like your yellow blooms.

  11. Kim,
    Very pretty. That hanging basket is beautiful!

  12. beautiful flowers, so happy and healthy looking. You are a great gardener Kim..


  13. Your flowers and plants are just lovely. I would love to have those gardenias. Cute hummingbird feeder.

  14. Everything is looking so healthy and happy. Thanks for sharing.

    Becky K.

  15. Hi Kim,
    Your flowers in your yard are beautiful. It's interesting to see the different plants that grow in your area. I love the gardenias. We actually can grow them here, and I love their smell. That bird's nest is adorable!

  16. Kim,
    Your flowers are all soooo PRETTY...thanks for sharing them with all of us!


  17. Your flowers look terrific! I especially like the gardenias. Painting shutters, huh? They are the WORST!!! Drippy on both sides... hate painting them!

  18. Gorgeous...gorgeous...gorgeous! The color in your garden takes my breath away! The red and yellow is stunning!

    I think I will be making a trip to the nursery tomorrow...I am feeling inspired;)!

    It's always a treat to pop over here for a visit! Thanks darling girl!


  19. Mmmmm, gardenias! :) Yes, and that hosta looks ready to be split and moved. Love them when they are so healthy and sprawling like that.

    Tink *~*~*

  20. Kim, I love the plants that you have chosen. The daylillies, the hostas, the gardenia are like perfect. Not a blemish on them. It has inspired me to finally plant one.
    Your mama bird up there is one of my favorites also.
    Glad I found your blog,

  21. Pretty flowers! I love the day lillies and those that come up ever year! Looks like you are busy painting again! Can't wait to see what you're up to! Have fun! ♥

  22. Your Gardenias are gorgeous! Your flower garden is simply marvelous!
    What color are the flowers from your large Hosta? White or Blue?

  23. OH YES! I can smell the gardenias, they are my favorite! Wish we could have them here. We have a little bird out back under our deck too, this is her second year in the same nest! She has a partner too, it is so sweet to watch! Come say hi :D

  24. Such beautiful color Kim, you must love looking outside your windows.

  25. Hi Kim,

    Love your gardenias and hostas - so lush and beautiful! Glad to hear your painting project is moving forward so well - it's so satisfying to complete a big project like that!


  26. Kim everything in your yard is looking so lush and healthy. I love all the pops of bright color,it is sooo pretty.You must be wiped out. I do not know how you keep it up. You go girl,Hugs Kathysue

  27. Very pretty Kim..your yard is so beautiful! Love the white flowers in front of the stone wall and your gardenias...heavenly!

  28. Everything looks so beautiful. Your energy amazes me!

  29. You have been one busy lady. Your new wall color is very pretty.
    Your kitchen makebeover turned out beautifully. I love your counter tops and the way you painted the lower cabinets a different color.
    All your outdoor flowers look great!

  30. Your flowers are just beautiful! I hope everything at your house comes back together fast for you!

  31. Gorgeous flowers! I know those gardenias smell wonderful!

  32. Hi Kim,
    Your garden is soooo far ahead of mine I had to go back and look at where you were from. It is gorgeous@
    Happy WW!

  33. Your garden always looks beautiful. I wish I could smell those beautiful gardenias from here-they are one of my favorite flowers.

    Best wishes and happy Outdoor Wednesday,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

  34. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous!

    ~Really Rainey~

  35. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Happy outdoor.

  36. Kim...I'm caughing up a lung tonite and can't sleep ...
    I just took your vertual eye candy tour...
    Your flowers are beautiful..
    That kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMGoodness, You and the Hubs have been really rockin it out over there,
    I even like all your dumping grounds as you call them!
    Glorious home...

    You must both be exhausted with all this work!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  37. Hi Kim, how lovely to have a little family of birdies just outside your window. Your gardenia is gorgeous and I could just imagine the beautiful fragrance :)
    Have a lovely day!

  38. Kim,
    It's all so seeing everyone's yards and outdoor spaces.

    The gardenia's...would love to have them, but it's just a bit too cold here in the the smell is divine!!!

  39. Hi Kim! Oh, your yard and gardens look so pretty and bursting forth with blooms! You have lots of pretties out there! Can't wait to see your next project!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  40. Gardenias remind me of my mom and grandma. Grandma had one and when she had to move, they transplanted it to our house. However, when we had to move, it didn't get to go with us.

    Ooooo!! What is going on with the shutter????? I will be out of town so have a great Memorial Weekend!!

  41. That is a huge beautiful hosta! Yes, I can smell the gardenia - divine isn't it! I wish they bloomed all summer. You sound super busy but I'm glad you took a break to share your pretty garden.


  42. Hi Kim!

    You painted the hallway AND mowed the grass? HOLY MOLY....I'd be laid out for a way I'm going to be able to do that.

    LOVE your posies. They are stunning. I just bought mine yesterday, so they're not looking like that at allllll.... It must be warm in Georgia! We're still having lots of winter here.

    I so wish we could grow pretty..

    Warm huggies,

  43. Kim, I wish we lived closer to each other. With our determination, we could probably build a whole house together....LOL!

    Well at least decorate it!!!


  44. The gardenias are awesome! We usually go to FL at this time of year and that was always one of my fav things was smelling the gardenias! Your hostas look great under that tree also!

  45. GORGEOUS FLOWERS, Kim!! I love the red & yellow together like that. I've never done that color combo. Seems like its always pink & purple around this house. (come see!)

    I know you must be just exhausted with all that you've been working on lately. I sure would be.

    ♥ seeing the gardenia bushes! We had 4, two on either side of the doors in & out of our pool lanai in FL. I really miss that wonderful smell. (and the POOL!) LOL

  46. Kim, Your gardenias are beautiful and the hostas are doing so well under the tree. I wish you could bottle up some of your energy and ship it to me!

  47. ~WOW! Gorgeous yard Kim! Your home is my dream. :)

  48. Kim, LOVE your flowers also. I was so blessed to inherit Natalie's garden(behind my pool)...she got her Masters in Horticulture and I just turned her loose in my yards..SO, when she married, I get to enjoy the beautiful flowers. I have so enjoyed your blog...have been redecorating up a storm...just received my burlap lampshades in the mail and LOVE them. So LOVE your decorating style.
    Have a great day!

  49. I love hosta and it grew so well in Georgia. Your flowers are gorgeous.

  50. Such beautiful pictures!! Your yard is so nice, but Ahhh, the gardenias are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

  51. Love your flowers...especially the day lilies! The gardenias are pretty, but they do not like me...ahhh-choo! Thankfully those gorgeous begonias make up for that.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden...
    Jane (Artfully graced)