Friday, May 7, 2010

Garden Friends amongst Pink Azaleas

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My hometown of Muskogee hosts what is considered one of America's finest spring events, the Azalea Festival.  This month long festival draws visitors from around the world to Honor Heights Park, which is nestled into hills overlooking the city.  The park boasts over 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens abounding in azaleas, dogwoods and redbud trees (Oklahoma's state tree).   The park hosts a staggering 625 varieties of azaleas in over 30,000 plants!  Truly, it is a sight to see.

And speaking of azaleas, here is a picture of my pink azalea bushes...
...can you say, "Houston, we have a problem"

Only one little bud opened up and lived all by itself for days, until finally....other blooms emerged...

and a trio of garden friends from Decorator's Friend 

....a Squirrel

a sweet Bunny.....

and the cutest Chipmunk........

Isn't this little trio so cute?  I found these at Decorator's Friend, one of my favorite online shopping sources for cute as can be garden items like these and tons of decorative collectibles and home decor.  This shop has a hundreds of items at very reasonable prices.  I can't wait to show you all some of my other finds from Decorators Friend.

This beautiful polychrome brown transferware plate by Johnson Brothers is entitled Azalea gardens.  To me, it epitomizes the types of views at Honor Heights Park and it's azalea gardens in all their Spring glory.

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Special thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting Pink Saturday each week...and a very big congratulations to her on the PS anniversary and feature in Artful Blogging.

Work of the Poet for Yard Art Thursday


  1. Gorgeous photos! The flowers are beautiful and the chipmunk adorable!

  2. I just love that first photo - beautiful! The festival sounds like fun. I'm glad to see your bush finally decided to bloom. It looks beautiful now. And the plate is perfect for such an occasion. Happy Pink Saturday!

  3. Your azaleas are a lovely, delicate pink! I'm a bunny collector, so I spotted yours right away. So sweet!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Back Porch Blessings,

  4. Nancy, I LOVE that plate. And I would so love to win this giveaway- she has LOVELY things!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Three cheers for eagerness and exuberance little Azalea blossom! I love your grouping of plants.

    Love, Katy

  6. So beautiful garden, great pink azaleas!!!


  7. Love the little rabbit hidden in the azelea's!

  8. Your garden is beautiful! I love the little critters:)

    Happy Mothers Day!!!

  9. Your azalea is beautiful.
    And I love your garden trio- you could, if you want, post it at Mary T's for Yard Art on Thursday- there's a link over at mine.

  10. Oh my! Very lovely Pinks!! That plate is amazing! Happy Pink Saturday! Have wonderful and sunny Mother's Day!
    Hugs, Lisa

  11. The first picture looks like heaven on earth....absolutely stunningly beautiful!! And how lovely are your very own azalea bushes. I love the plate as pretty. Thanks for sharing....a beautiful post Nancy!


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