Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm Thinking about Planting Flowers Soon

It's still kind of early to plant tender annuals here in Michigan, but I am getting anxious to head for my favorite nurseries and start bringing home some of the lovely plants and hanging baskets to come live on my patio and front stoop and hang from the hangers on the fence and house and from the limb of the big old pine tree out front.
No, this is not my house. The dear old man who planted and tended all these flowers was my Dad and he was an absolutely wonderful gardener. His vegetable garden was just as beautiful as his flowers. This is the house my parents lived in long after I was away from home and the year would have been sometime in the early 70's. The pictures are in the late summer or early autumn since the majority of the large colorful clumps of flowers are chrysanthemums.
In this picture, you can see all the rose bushes behind the mums. My sister was a gardener, too, and we would take "garden tours" of each other's gardens. My daughter is also a dedicated enthusiastic gardener - I toured her garden on Sunday. In KC, my oldest granddaughter has taken to gardening and is doing a wonderful job of it. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree sometimes. I miss having a big yard with lots of flowers, but have to admit I miss it less as I grow older. However, I will always have some flowers as long as I can. Nothing more soothing than getting your hands dirty planting flowers!! (Click to enlarge)

7 comments:

FeatherDuster said...

I love digging in dirt ;-)

Norah said...

Now I know where my love of mums comes from! :-) xoxo

lesthook said...

That yard is beautiful! I could live there and be happy. I bought my house about 3 years ago and we have been planting flowers every season.

Anonymous said...

when I saw the first picture I thought it
was a painting, so pretty!

Elvira said...

Hi Carol, wie wunderschön dein Haus und der Garten und die Blumen. Eine Pracht! Du hast ein gutes Händchen für die Pflanzen. Das ist wie ein gemaltes Bild, wie oben schon jemand schrieb. Genieße das jeden Tag, ein Geschenk Gottes (und deinem Fleiß!)
Liebe Grüße aus Germany von Elvira

Karen said...

Beautiful garden!

andy said...

I see where your talent and love of planting comes from....can't wait to see what you plant this year, I know your flowers will be beautiful!!