I like flowers. They make me feel better. I was sitting here trying to begin my blog post, and I backspaced over several leads, erasing others while they were still in my head. What IS my problem? Oh, I don’t expect any of you to figure it out. Just throw your hands in the air (like you don’t care), and enjoy a few pictures of my yard. The above is my front yard. I do not remember what year the daisies showed up, but they are sure out of control now. I love it. I only hope they don’t overpower the peony bush
Astute readers may notice that I capitalized Peonies in the caption while I did not do so in the preceding paragraph. That is because in the caption I am directly addressing the buds, so Peonies are like their names. I guess they all have the same name (I just flashed on a Dr. Suess story about a certain Mrs. McCave, who had 23 sons and she named them all Dave). I saw some other peonies in the neighborhood that bloomed (must try to run by them and take a sniff on tomorrow’s run), so I’m sure mine will be opening soon.
Also under the heading Preview of Coming Attractions is our Rose of Sharon. At least there is more green on it than previously. My mother, who gave us the plant, told me we did not have to prune back the old branches or even pull off all the brown stuff. At least, I think she told me that. I’ll have to double check the next time I call.
I do love forget-me-nots. These just magically appeared near the rhododendron and spread a little more each year. I would love to have a whole yard of flowers and never have to mow. Maybe one day.
I think the rhododendron is lovely, too. That is another one we did not plant. It wasn’t looking so good until one year when I broke off a bunch of dead branches. Who knew I could do something right in the garden?
This is the reason I was outside with my Tablet on Camera Mode: my irises, another gift from my mother. She has had irises at her house for as long as I can remember, and periodically she has to thin them out. Her iris bulbs have bloomed as far away as Arizona!
As these pictures show, I have not done much with my flowers except let them grow. I hope to get outside tomorrow and do some weeding. Maybe I could take some nice After pictures of neat, orderly flower beds. That would be a change from Wrist to Forehead Sunday. If it rains, I’ll probably watch monster movies. It’s always nice to have a back-up plan.