New blossoms are opening every day here! It’s interesting how some stay the same year-to-year, and some are more or less prolific. The clematis vines seem to get bigger and bigger every year, and the size of the blossoms is amazing. They are definitely one of my favorites.
These yellow lilies are always the first of the lilies to blossom every year. I’m not sure why they are so much earlier than the others!
We also have more mystery flowers to share this week. All the mystery flowers this year seem to be pink!
I’m still working on our memorial garden, but I like to share bits and pieces of it as we go along and wait for things to fill in. I started these nasturtiums from seed inside the house, and I didn’t think they were going to make it until I could get them outside! They did, and they’re doing quite well. I chose these flowers because the blossoms and leaves are good for the chickens. I’m enjoying them right now though, so the chickens aren’t getting them yet!
I love how flowers can evoke memories as well. I will forever think of our Angel Cricket every spring when these Cranesbills geraniums open up. That puts them to the top of my favorites list too, along with the fact that they blossom all summer long. That’s where our Flashback Friday comes in. This picture is etched in my mind of Cricket among the flowers with a ball in her mouth. It was originally shared in our post last summer “Prolific Beauty“.
You can’t even see the geraniums that well in that photo, but wow – those persian lilac bushes, right? They barely blossomed at all this year!! I also went one more summer back to our post that was part of our plant safety series “The Challenges of Gardening with Dogs – Are Your Plants Safe? Part III“, and found a photo of Cricket in the geraniums and our Angel Sheba photo-bombing!
I thought I’d share a photo from this year of Luke in front of the flowers, but he was more interested in sniffing weeds than looking at the camera. Please excuse all the weeds on our patio! That’s on the summer “to-do” list. White vinegar will take care of those!
Certain flowers, like lilacs, always make me think of my Mom too. I’ll have some others that remind me of her to share in the future.
Do flowers evoke memories for you?
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