Shower Power: Flaunt Your Fabulous Blooms - Here are Mine!

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Shower Power: Flaunt You Fabulous Blooms Brought to Life by April Showers - Active Rain Contest hosted by Debe Maxwell - This is My Entry

One of things I absolutely love about being a part of the Active Rain Platform is some of the challenges and seeing different people's post from all over.  This months challenge with the April Showers bring May flowers is one of my favorites.  I love seeing all of the different post showing the beauty all around us.  

I have so many flowers that I absolutely love.  Here is one we just got this year in our new location in Willis, TX.  It is called a Blue Allium Caeruleum. It has beautiful blooms like are like a burst!  We purchased these from Houston Garden Centers and they were actually very affordable.  This plant does reproduce and you can propagate it to make more.  These flowers also come in white.  

Another one of my favorites is hibiscus.  We have several in our yard, and they grew very well in Corpus Christi, TX so we decided to try them last year in our New Location in Wilis, TX.  These plants have been pretty harty over the last few years and although they froze, looked like they were dead and died, they are coming back to life!  We went ahead and purchased a few more this year because I love the big blooms so much and I am so used to having these flowers as a part of my garden.  They usually bloom all year long, if the temperatures do not get too cold and they have plenty of sunshine. This is one of my hibiscus in a single bloom.  They also have some versions that make double blooms.  They come in all different colors and can grow over 5 feet tall.  Other colors include yellow, pink, white, peach, etc.  They are a beautiful addition to any garden.

I am used to seeing plumeria flowers in Corpus Christi.  We have a few here, but they have not flowered yet.  This is one from our home in Corpus Christi.  I love the beautiful vibrant blooms and they smell so good!  My husband planted some for us this year and they are looking very healthy.  I think we will have lots of blooms later in the year.  The blooms will be yellow and white, pink and white, and red.  I can't wait to see them!

We just added this Yellow Rose - we always sing the song "The Yellow Rose of Texas" as we look at the beautiful blooms.  We just got this one this year, and it has not stopped blooming!

Another addition we just got this year is our White Rose.  It has so many beautiful blooms.  We are not sure where to plant it yet, but will find a home for it somewhere.  I love roses and have always wanted a rose garden.  We have been working diligently on it for the past few months and it is coming along.


This concludes my entry for the May Challenge of April Showers Bring May Flowers.  I hope you enjoyed looking through a few of my favorites this year.  We have had so much rain in our area this year, I know everything is going to be beautiful for a while!

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Brenda J. Andrew Realtor in Corpus Christi

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Comments (11)

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some very pretty colors. The plumeria petals almost look artifical.

May 31, 2023 05:47 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Hi Ed Silva - they do look artificial.  They really make some amazing blooms.  They were over 15 years old before we had a freeze.  They are coming back beautifully, but this was a picture I had of them before the freeze.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

May 31, 2023 06:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my gosh, those Plumeria are so gorgeous, Brenda! I do hope they bloom for you in Willis too. The blue Allium Caeruleum are so unique - they look like fireworks - so beautiful! All of your flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

May 31, 2023 07:05 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Thank you so much Debe Maxwell, CRS   this one was easy!  Thanks for the challenge and all you do here in the rain

May 31, 2023 07:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Brenda... what lovely blossoms in your garden! I will admit a weakness for roses... of any color!

Jun 01, 2023 04:54 AM
Brenda J. Andrew

Hi Nina.  I am having a weakness for roses also.  I was never able to grow them in Corpus, although some people could.  Here at the lake they love it!  I am excited to have roses for the first time!  I am glad to know i'm not the only one who has a soft spot for them!

Jun 20, 2023 03:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.


Jun 01, 2023 04:56 AM
Brenda J. Andrew

I love these Roy!  Are they out of your garden?  You take the best photos!  I am sorry for the late reply, but I am glad I got to see these again while I am playing catch up in the Rain!

Jun 20, 2023 03:44 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Wow, those are beautiful flowers. So enjoying everyone's flowers where they live.

Jun 01, 2023 05:22 AM
Brenda J. Andrew

Hi faye schubert - I bet you have some beautiful flowers where you live right now.  I love your area - especially the lake!  Have a great evening!

Jun 20, 2023 03:43 PM
Mickey Hayward
Sunset Properties, Hayward Realty - Onley, VA
Farm - Land - Home Sales & Commercial Real Estate

I love flowers and flowering bushes and trees!  I have a yard full of them.  These are some very beautiful photos, Brenda!  I can imagine that their fragrances are very tantalizing!  

Jun 01, 2023 08:29 AM
Brenda J. Andrew

Hi Mickey Hayward  - Believe it or not, they do not smell.  The roses do a little bit.  We had planted some gardenias and those are my favorite.  The freeze took them mostly out though and so hopefully I will have those to smell next year!  Have a great evening!

Jun 20, 2023 03:42 PM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Colorado Broker / Referral Services

These flowers are a Great variety and color,  ... nothing makes a yard show up than the appropriate type of foliage!!

Jun 01, 2023 11:05 AM
Brenda J. Andrew

Hi Dan Hopper - I love flowers.  This year I have been enjoying them a lot more.  We have had so much rain so they haven't been a lot of work.  Have a great evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 20, 2023 03:41 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brenda, I had missed your "bloom post", and you sure have some beautiful plants/flowers!    

Jun 15, 2023 01:26 PM
Brenda J. Andrew

Joan, I am playing catch up on comments.  You do such a great job.  I want to read back through everyone's post too!  I know I missed a bunch of them.  

Jun 20, 2023 03:40 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

What lovely flowers in your garden Brenda J. Andrew May I suggest you edit your post.  At the top of the template you will see feature photo.  Pick a photo and it uploads directly.  I did not participate as I live in a condo and my potted plants do not last from season to season.😎

Jul 08, 2023 07:43 AM