I love flowers and growing things in the yard. Every year I try to plant something that will come back… The gift that keeps on giving. I also buy flowers for my pots in the front and backyard. This makes my heart happy to see all the time. Seriously, flowers effect me emotionally. Love them! I would also be lying if I told you I’ve never killed a thing or two (or a dozen). We have lived in our home 8 years and I am just seeing some of the fruits of my labor. And by being here 8 yrs I’m finally figuring out where not to plant stuff cause it will die…the 3rd times a charm for me;). I recently joined instagram (recently as in this morning) & snapped a ton of pics of my growing friends.

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This is an antique rose from my dad. I heart roses.

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Gardenias are one of my favorite scents. I wish they bloomed all summer… Makes me sad when they’re done.

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This is a lady banks rose I bought last year from the botanical garden sale. It has tripled in size, no blooms yet…maybe next year.

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Planted zinnia seed and black eyed susans here last week & they are already coming up:)

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This is our massive back wall/ fence brick thing…so super ugly. I bought a couple of creeping fig plants and hopefully in a couple of years it will be covered in pretty natural green leaves…(keep your fingers crossed).

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And last but not least… Hydrangeas, sigh. Aren’t they gorgeous! Mine have started to bloom but no color yet. Several years ago I asked my husband for hydrangeas every Mother’s Day from the kids. It is so special and when I look at them I think of my boys.
This weekend Brad is planting our garden. Sounds like my next post, eh?

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