Took these a few minutes ago, just before the thunderstorm hit. Wanted to share the beauty. You cannot believe the scent of those purple Iris & Spring Phlox!
Bountiful, breathtakingly beautiful. Love the unique colors.
What are the dark blue flowers on the bottom right? 3rd pic
Salvia I think ????? OR veronica sunny morning blues????
Ooooooo. So pretty.
What beautiful gardens you have! Mine are larger and more sparse ---- STILL! Just when I think they will be full - something dies, it seems.....
But I push on!
Gorgeous! Two non-green thumbs up!
How GORGEOUS!!!!! I could look at these all day long.....how lucky you are to have this view each day.
So nice to see flowers in bloom. I am sad because I know all the years it took to get those beautiful gardens going at the last house and I don't even have a yard here yet....
But then Im happy, cause I can see yours and know it will be fun starting new beds here. Just not looking forward to all the work it will take, but will get there. Anna come over and help anyone??? Takers and suggestions welcome. Im starting from scratch and it seems overwhelming right now. I'll supply room/board/food, LOL
JACKIE1-25-15 Veronica. I think!
Missy - don't despair. I had a 20 year garden I had to give up. 90% was from friends and family divisions. Almost killed my spirit to leave that place. I thought at least my 20 year effort would continue on. I heard from my neighbor who bought our property last year that they raised the house and plowed it clear. All that's left, apparently, is a blue-bird house they put up by our well. What a charming Christmas message THAT was from them.
Last house we lived in there was no sun and no point in attempting a garden as we never intended to be there long. 7 years later, without a garden.... here we are. With another piece of Eden. Finally. And I started from scratch all over again. Actually the Iris in the picture above, I took from my garden back in NY state. Took them to NC and that hideous no garden area. And they lived. Survived, kind of like I did. I've learned a lot in that process of giving up and retrieving.
Put a seed in the ground - anywhere. We who are gardeners just have to do that. DESPITE whatever. My rule of thumb is - three tries and I give up. If you don't like it in this soil, then it's time to find somebody who does. Point being - if you wait for the perfect conditions, sun, soil, etc, you will wait for your soul's nourishment. If you want perfect, formal gardens - hire the landscaper who puts in the pansies, rips them out for the next perfect growing timeframe.... I don't know. All that pale blue Spring phlox in the pictures above, God planted there. I just let it do it's thing.
Point is - put a plant in the ground. Don't wait for perfection. I'll shut up now.
Absolutely agree G! There is nothing I like better than digging in the dirt and planting things! I'm not great at it.....I may not even be good at it.....but it gives me so much pleasure and satisfaction. I know a day like today lowers my blood pressure and improves my overall health...physical and mental.
Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing. -Michelle
Retrieving data ...