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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Firsts! From Garden to Trees! Part 1

It was such a gorgeous day here today that I couldn’t resist going outside and taking pictures. As I was walking around I was thinking about how many firsts are going to take place (and have already taken place) this year in our new home.

So won’t you join me in my little tour?

This is our first “real” garden here.  Shoot, it’s our first real garden anywhere!  My hubby has put a lot of effort into this garden. We are VERY excited about this!

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The benefit of living in Florida is a longer growing season. Yay!

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And then there are the first buds of our trees on the property.

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Next is the same type of maple tree but in at a different stage.


I believe this last maple is the furthest along as it now has green on it.

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This next tree stumps me. I have no idea what it is.

It started out with these. That turned into…


these….and now it looks like…




What is it?

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of the “Firsts Outdoor Tour.”"



  1. We are planting this week! So excited...

  2. My Dad's yard in Florida was absolutely breathtaking! On his last visit here in Oklahoma (we believe he had lung cancer then and none of us knew it) he had drawn up plans for us to have a garden. He could truly grow ANYTHING! I have yet to plant it because I on the other hand cannot grow anything and desperately need his expertise. I know that when I finally do plant it will be quite emotional and I am sure I will feel him helping me along the way!

    So excited for your new home and all the firsts! Can't wait to see your garden grow :)

    Love you!

  3. So beautiful my friend!! I am loving your new place! And your garden is fantastic!

    Big so-I'll-just-be-ordering-my-fresh-garden-produce-from-you-and-have-you-ship-it-on-out-here-LOL size hugs to you!!! Have a super weekend my friend!! Love ya!

  4. The blossoms look exactly like the ones on the nearby almond trees, except they are white instead of pink. The "fruit" looks similar too, so maybe it's something in the almond family?

    Your garden looks great.

  5. I'm a little bit jealous, just so ya know! We can't start planting anything until about April/May here!

  6. Kim how exciting! I am so happy for you to finally have a garden!
    I believe a plum or peach tree maybe.They are usually pink..and the size fits it.Drive around until you see some blooming..stop and ask someone..lol that is what I do.
    Soon you will know.
    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  7. Perhaps that is a peach tree, but I can't see the leaves clearly. I am SO JEALOUS that you have things greening out already! Everything here is still dead as a doornail!

  8. We'll be moving into our new home in the upcoming weeks and I CAN'T WAIT to get my hands in the dirt!!

    Yours looks great!

  9. Hmmmm, still no for sure's on that tree huh? I am hoping Donna is right and it's a peach tree!!!! Why? Because you don't like peaches and I DO! Hee hee hee. :)
    I can't wait to shop in your garden, lol

  10. This shows how much I know about Florida. I didn't realize trees lost their leaves there. I guess I figured that it was warm enough they would just keep growing and growing and growing. Lol!

    I'll try not to be jealous of your being able to play in the dirt already. :)

  11. Pink flowered tree reminds me of my Red Bud that the freeze took last year. The poor tree just about drown in the flood then the freeze took it. Really was upsetting since I had it for several years.

  12. Wow! You definitely are going to have a great garden and blooming trees. I would love to do a garden, but have to see what happens when we move in a month and a half.


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