Shower Power: Fabulous Blooms Brought to Life At The Souto Home.

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

I am a little last minute with my entry into this month's ActiveRain challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS titled "May 2023 Challenge - Shower Power: Flaunt Your Fabulous Blooms Brought to Life by April Showers."

The perennial  flowers my wife and I  plant are mainly early blooming plants.  They pop up late in March, and continue to grow through most of April, but then they are gone by the time May rolls around.  The front of our house is normally covered with various types of daffodils as you can see in the picture to the right.  You can also see the remnants of the daffodils in the feature photo above. 

Also at the same time the azalea bush I have in the back of the house is also in full bloom, and it tends to keep its flowers into early May.  This one will produce flowers again in the Fall.

In June a rose bush which, we also have in the back of the house will start to produce its roses, and will keep on producing roses until the fall.  Unfortunately I have not taken a picture of the rose bush, so I am unable to show it in this blog.

The rest of the year we have potted flowers which my wife gets from my sons for Mother's Day.  Below are the potted flowers they got her this year.

In June I will get her some potted flowers for her birthday, which she will hang on our deck.  My wife loves her potted flowers, and will nurture them until they lose their last flower.  The hummingbirds also love the potted flowers, and visit them through the day.

Also in June the plants on the side of our home, which you see below, will bloom and they will also continue to produce flowers until the fall.

This concludes my entry into this month's ActiveRain challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS titled "May 2023 Challenge - Shower Power: Flaunt Your Fabulous Blooms Brought to Life by April Showers."


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Comments (16)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening George Souto ,

I love your flowers! I love daffodils..they always remind me spring is here! The awakening and beginning of flowers blooming. Your wife's potted plants are so colorful and flowers so vibrant!! Thank you for sharing!

May 30, 2023 04:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

You have a beautiful collection of flowers in your yard, and it sounds like more to come. Daffodils were always my favorite early Spring flower when we lived in New England. The potted plants are especially colorful! What a treat to see.


May 30, 2023 05:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- you have such beautiful colors in your yard!!!!   I'm especially fond of azaleas because we have them here in the spring. 

May 30, 2023 07:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are really pretty blossoms you have pictured, George.  California had endured many years of drought, but this year Sacramento got 2 1/2 times normal rainfall.  We have really be blessed with an abundance of flowers blooming.

May 30, 2023 08:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  my friend I get it there are many times I am down to the wire in participating in Challenges, glad you got this one in on time and love the flowers next to your home, Endre

May 30, 2023 09:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... love all the flowers in your garden. Coming home to those beautiful blooms must put a smile on your face all spring and summer.

May 31, 2023 04:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, George, for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 31, 2023 04:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How lovely! I bet you smile when you look at your gardens.

May 31, 2023 05:01 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love the look of the landscaping at the Souto home!  I am sure it brings smiles to your faces each and every day!

May 31, 2023 06:23 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

When you see the  Daffodils you know spring has arrived! The only issue with them, the Azaleas and Iris', the blooms don't hang around long.

May 31, 2023 11:06 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Beautiful flowers, George!

We have been away from home for a few days. Upon returning home, we were amazed by the blooming roses which my wife loves. The onset of spring weather has truly made them vibrant!

May 31, 2023 12:47 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

It looks George Souto like my place except mine are hanging baskets as my soil is too rocky to plant. Looks so pretty has been a cool May and not much rain.

May 31, 2023 01:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I love everything you have planted, George! I'm especially fond of Hostas and am going to have to live vicariously through you as the deer LOVE them here and I cannot grow them. BTW, their purple bloom caused them to be nicknamed here as the Plantation Lily! They bloom and spread every season here.

Thank you for sharing in this month's challenge. I haven't put mine on the list yet but, I JUST finished mine too!

May 31, 2023 02:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Although you were late to the parade of flowers party, you delivered and you did it well. Your house is beautifully framed in gorgeous blooms and colors of some of my favorite varieties. Don't they just put a smile on your face each time you come home or leave the house?

Jun 01, 2023 04:53 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, you have a wide variety of colors all around your house and those hostas will sprout their colors soon as well.

Jun 01, 2023 06:40 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George,

Your hanging pot flowers are gorgeous and just pop with color.  This is such a wonderful time of the year.  Nature is waking up and saying, "I am here!"

Jun 02, 2023 04:26 PM