Monday, August 6, 2012

Full blooming flowers

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I sure did :D  I got to get out of town & head up north to spend time with my family & it was great!  I just love to be able to get away from the city (not that we really live IN the city, but it's not the country ;D) and stay with my parents out in the country.  It's just so quiet & peaceful up there.  My mom has the most incredible flower gardens - she's really got a knack with flowers.  I wish I would have taken time to learn more about them when I was growing up!  Yes, I always thought they were pretty, but in my mind they were just another thing that had to be weeded, lol!  Kind of like the garden that in my mind was half a mile wide & twice as long.  And the weeds, I was sure, grew like crazy.....or maybe my parents planted the weeds by the other plants & flowers just to keep us kids busy & out of trouble in the summers?!?!  Yeah, that must be what happened.....

Well now I can really appreciate both the flowers & the garden!  Especially the corn on the cob that we got to enjoy over the weekend - it was PERFECT!  And, they even let us take some home with us, as well as some beans :)  I love summer!  Even tho I didn't necessarily enjoy the garden & the flowers as a kid, I definitely learned a lot from it.  It was hard work but so worth it!  And now between my husband and I, we've got enough knowledge & experience that we planted our own garden this summer!  The work definitely payed off.  The cucumbers have been fabulous.  My husband would also say the radishes were good too.  Me, I'm not as big of a fan of those.  The corn, tomatoes, peppers, & carrots are all getting close as well - I can't wait!  The other fun thing is that I've successfully had some flowers grow this summer & stay alive!  I wasn't sure if they'd survive the wrath of the rabbits & squirrels, but somehow they have!  Thank you Lord!  And they're doing awesome & growing like crazy :D  I also showed a great summer flower in this post - go check it out!

It makes me so happy & not hate the rabbits quite as much :D






These were the flowers my husband gave me for our 1st anniversary - I didn't grow them :)  Aren't they gorgeous?!




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7 comments:

Tami Von Zalez said...

I LOVE zinnias - none of mine came up from seed this year. Thank you for posting ~

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Molly Danielle said...

These are really great pictures!! The single rose has so much detail.

Nicholl Vincent said...

love the yellow flower!

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Deidre said...

Just Gorgeous Blooms! You cant go wrong with a Zinnia they just make a garden bright!Stop by sometime:)

K Coake said...

Beautiful flowers! I love them all, but Gerber Daisies are my favorite...love that one.

Erin said...

Awesome!! love it!

Pam Jackson said...

Zinna's, I love them.Very pretty.