Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Flowers in the Garden

Every year I do a little post, in pictures, about our flowers. Like a kid, I'll run outside with my camera when a new plant blooms or the light hits something in a such a way, I never want to forget it. So far, these are some images that have shined worthy of making garden memories.

These are the infamous buzzards that I caught an image of flying one night. Every dusk, like an alarm, you can see them by the dozens flying back to their nests. It's an amazing sight.

I'm pretty sure this is a variety of mint. If i'm wrong, please correct me! Here's a great example of a plant going wild. Originally, this lovely green was planted in the front border. Little did I know that it would spread like wild fire. Before I knew it, I was pulling the plants out literally launching them into the grass like weeds. Would you believe that some of those pulls rooted along our driveway. Years later, a hill now carries a very sweet aroma:)

I love the way these colors contrast and the fact that such detail carried in this picture. I never noticed that tiny spider web on the petals until I uploaded the images.

This is one of the many plants I received from my girls on Mother's Day:)  Every year, their school does a PTO plant sale for all the moms. The kids get the joy of choosing 3 annuals each. I try to plant them in container gardens only because of all the country bugs we have. You can see to the right something is already enjoying the leaves.

Sweet William. Oh, how I love love love this scent! I started these plants last year from seeds my grandmother gave me. They are biennial so this is the first year I've gotten to see the colors! And... of course I made sure to start some more this year for 2016:)

One of the most important things I've always wanted was for my family to be able to pick fruits and veggies from the yard. This year, our 5ft circular strawberry patch was a success. Hooray!

One of the most striking flowers I've ever seen. If it wasn't for my dear late neighbor, I wouldn't have been so lucky as to having this in our yard.

As I look at this picture a ton of things go through my mind. The tiny apple tree my husband planted years ago when the girls were so much smaller. It finally bears more than 10 apples!! A thorny red bush my mother and mother in-law told me not to plant there because, "one day that thing will get huge." And it is..... but it is far too pretty to cut. I see a mulberry tree my grandfather planted, remembering him walking through 3 acres to find the perfect spot. I notice multiple peach trees my father promises will eventually get bigger, even though they don't.  I smile and think.... this garden holds alot more that flowers & plants.....

Love this gorgeous color and the pooch in the background!

Not many people know this ~ but this rose is actually from my wedding bouquet. Oh the good old days when wedding bouquets were made of wet foam... My mom noticed that some of the roses were not drying out so she stuck the stems in the ground and snipped the tops.  One plant grew and we've had it ever since!

This picture will always remind me to buy more begonias next year. That is all:)

Happy trails to flowers in the garden..... 

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