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Flowers that Bloom–Shortly

I don’t mean they’re going to flower pretty soon, but that they bloom for a short time and that’s it until the next year. This is a lavender azalea, love it, but I picked up a couple of Autumn azalea’s that are supposed to bloom 3 times a year. We shall see.

When I take a walk around the neighborhood, I see how others have planted their gardens. Some are humdrum–just how they were planted when the homes were built, no flowers, just a few shrubs and trees. I will say though, that at least they do landscape the homes, which is nice because some homeowners wouldn’t ever do anything with their yards otherwise and it makes the walk very pleasing. Others are creative.

I like the creative ones. My neighbor across the street has expanded her planting beds and what caught my attention were how beautiful her red roses are in various spots in the garden that help to please the eye. I have red roses too, one is a drift and the other a regular sized red rose bush that will get big, but I think I need a couple of more to make the eye wander around the property to really make the connection. I have a peach rose out front too, but red really stands out, though the peach one is small and spectacular. It’s the one that has pink and peach all on one rosebush. Really a beautiful rosebush.

Red crape myrtles will do that also–be showy and riveting, same with red snapdragons. I put in purple magic crape myrtles, but I would love to get some true red crape myrtles too. I need a bigger yard. lol

I could play in my gardens all day, wishing they were more “grown up,” but every year they are more beautiful. And every year I enjoy their more established look. Of course as they get more established, I realize some of the plants need to be moved because some of them are getting bigger and hiding the others. Then the poor plants have to readjust to their new homes. But they’re all doing well.

Got to run and work on the story. I put a splashpad out for my granddaughter yesterday late afternoon. My backyard was nice and shaded and she had fun for an hour. It kind of wore her out before her mom and dad picked her up.

Enjoy your lovely day!!!! I’m off to get writing!

Terry

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Rescued Flowers

Sometimes rescuing flowers from garden centers works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Even though these gerbera daisies are beautiful, most of them were looking really bad. They’re the prettiest big flowers, and the other that I had gotten last year (much bigger size in red) never died back, and flowered from late winter to late fall. It’s flowering happily now.

The lavender azaleas’ flowers won’t last much longer and I love purple flowers, so I picked two of them up at half price, though I’d like to get some that are thrice blooming. Those are nearly 10 times the price of these. So maybe next year.

I’m working on The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf now, this is Sarandon Silver’s story. I’ll have to turn in the synopsis soon, so hoping to get a head start on it so that when I write the synopsis, it will work for this book. 74,000 words to go!

My one neighbor works on his garden all the time, so I have to keep up with the Jones’s. My neighbor across the street makes a concerted effort too. I keep adding perennial flowers, hoping they’ll expand and take over, but last year I had just moved in, so it’s a work in progress.

Then yesterday, my other next-door neighbor was planting flowers (they’re new, and the other before them didn’t plant flowers). Oh no! Now I have to redouble my efforts. lol I have two Jones’s to keep up with. And you know what? That’s nice. Pretty landscapes.

sky pencil holly tanner checking out manure 900 005

I planted more of the sky pencil holly yesterday when it was cooler in the morning. It’s getting so hot and muggy in the afternoons already. Here, Tanner is checking out the manure compost soil, wondering who was scent-marking his yard! I still have to plant 9 more holly to reach the end of the fence.

Off to work. Another beautifully foggy morning.

Terry

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