In my previous Flower Friday post, I asked readers what their favorite flowers were. Today I’m sharing photos of some of their favorites that I happen to have in my yard, along with one of my own favorites.
I was afraid I was going to miss the blooming of our azalea bush (a favorite of our friend Sue’s) when I was gone to BlogPaws in the middle of May, but when I got home it was going strong! I just wish they lasted longer.
Another favorite mentioned more than once was roses. Roses have never been one of my favorite flowers, most likely because I’ve always killed every bush I tried to grow. This house came with roses out front though, two summers in and they’re still going, so we’ll see what happens. What I didn’t realize until I went to take photos of these was that there are two different bushes there! I do have to say that the fragrance of roses is one of my favorites, after lilacs.
I had planted a clematis bush at our old house, but it never even came close to being as spectacular as the one here at our new house. It became one of my favorites then; and I’m loving it even more now.
The chickens like it too.
More than one reader cited peonies as their favorite flower, because of their beauty and sweet scent. I never had them before, and I also am hooked on them now. The sheer size of some of the blooms is amazing. While I don’t enjoy the scent quite as much as the lilacs or roses, it is definitely very distinct.
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend, or just weekend if it’s not a holiday for you!
We might take an extra day off from blogging for the holiday, but we’ll still be here early in the week to wish everyone a happy one. Also, today is the last day to vote for either Luke or Cricket in the Jelly Bean VS Nosy Bean – Who’s the Most Active Dog? contest. I think Cricket is still just edging out Luke in votes, but it remains to be seen which of them is the most active. We will have those results and our full review of the Poof Bean after the 4th.
We are happy to be joining the Flower Friday blog hop hosted by Da DB Boyz.