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The Most Beautiful Time of the Year in the Front Garden

This is the most beautiful time of year in my front garden; that is, if you don't mind gusty colors! When the azaleas are blooming and the Japanese maples are sporting their brilliant new leaves, I think you could see my garden from space. There is nothing shy about it!

When I was planting the garden, I didn't considered the impact of all these plants flaunting their spring colors at the same time. Clashing colors? Wine red, sweet pink, purple and fiery orange may sound like a set up for a queazy stomach, but I see only joyful exuberance when I look at my garden. So here it is: Be Happy!

Views across the front lawn:

Inside the front garden:

Below, Snow White and George Lindley Tabor azaleas don't clash at all!

Some views from the patio:

I love all this color. Too soon the bright blooms will be gone, and many of the Japanese maple leaves will become muted. Spring is a time to celebrate the end of the gray, cold days of winter, and I say: Enjoy the festivities!

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Reader Comments (28)

Such a beautiful front garden, all the different colours work wonderfully together.

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkaren

Wow Debs, your front garden is gorgeous!

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

Absolutely lovely!

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Beautiful! I love all the colors; when everything opens up is my FAVORITE part of Spring!

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristii

Deb - just remember - there is no such thing as a colour "clash" within nature.
However, with the way some people dress, that's another story all together……:)

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAstrid

Your azaleas are so gorgeous! And so much green... so envious of your bright colors. It's so cold here the buds are all afraid to pop! The redbuds are in limbo, I can't blame them... I'm hunkered down as well... my bones don't like 24°F.

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

It all looks so peaceful and idyllic. Azaleas and Japanese maples are a great combo.

Your front garden has so much wow! factor. I'm not usually a fan of Azeleas but in the setting you have them, they are perfect and look wonderful. My many different coloured tulips are all very brash, but in the strong light of spring I think they work well. Your garden must give you so much pleasure always. Happy Spring. Christina

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I love your garden and think all the colors are beautiful. My garden is a kaleidoscope of color and I love it that way!

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Beautiful! My JapMaples are showing their spring flush now too! What a glorious time of year in your garden...

Glorious, Deb. Enjoy!

April 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPlantPostings

I love how exuberant it is. :o) Beautiful!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCasa Mariposa

beautiful Deb, no wonder you enjoy it, it must look soooo much better in the real and I can imagine all the activity with birds and insects. Frances

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIsland Threads

It is amazing, and beautiful. It should make you happy, and it should make you laugh.

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie@Seattle Trekker

I don't think your garden clashes; it looks great! Jeannine

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeannine

Hi Deb!
I smiled when you say your garden could be seen from space, indeed I can't see any colour clashing and I guess If there were life on space they'd agree too. ;-)
Your azaleas and maples looks bellissimo I'm glad I didn't miss this post of yours.

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto

Absolutely stunning! I had to scroll up and down several times to take it all in!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBernieh

I think nature loves a rousing party as much as anyone else. The boisterous colors are absolutely beautiful! I can imagine on some days the mix of many birds calling adds to the fiesta!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia Duval

Deb, you created a wonderful garden! I love all the colors. They shout: Spring!!!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTatyana

The festivities are wonderful and cheerful and yes, a bit bright. Love it all!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurrie

Beautiful garden, beautiful photos. Enjoy.

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDerek Yarnell

Love the colors! So many times, we only see small blooms, or pastel colors in spring - but your garden is really enjoying spring ! No clashing, just fabulous beauty!

April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolleyGarden

I agree with you, it doesn't matter at this time of year if your colour schemes clash. Its all about the joy of everything coming back to life. Nothing represents that better than a big glorious riot of colour. I particularly like your views across the front lawn, especially the picture with the three clipped shrubs (are they Azaleas?) under the maple, and the curve of the lawn. It looks very elegant.

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick Allen

Deborah your front garden is stunning...I wish I could grow both J Maples and azaleas like this.

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna@Gardens Eye View

dear deb, The garden looks great - all the vibrant colours really work together. Congrats for being daring with colours - I used to restrict myself to pastels - cowardly - so now I 'm trying to follow in your footsteps.

April 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercatmint

What an amazing front garden you have! I love the colours, and who minds if they may clash a little when everything looks so beautiful :-)

April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula @ Spoons n Spades

I'm with you Deb, give me color and more color! It all looks gorgeous, trust me.

April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobinL

I love lots of color myself. ;) Lots and lots of it. Your azaleas are beautiful! I love the combination of ajuga and verbena under the table.

April 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay
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