In high school, I was in a skit about a lady who talked to her plants to make them grow.
I haven't been the same since.
In the Spring, my irises were absolutely gorgeous.
The key to grow good irises is to dead head the blooms.
It will rock your iris world. The next year, of course.
I also had beautiful azaleas.
And some pretty yellow flowers ...
I have no idea what they are called. I got them from a friend in Mississippi.
The front of our house consists of hot pink inpatients that I bought them under the pretense that they were white.
The asparagus fern still going strong, like our marriage, from our wedding.
Speaking of wedding, these containers were once handmade arbors made by my daddy that graced our reception tents.
I heard you gasp.
My father has one and we have the other one and no one seems to want to mow around the beautiful structures.
So I put them to good use.
If I ever want to return them back to arbors, I can just replace the boards that I drilled holes in for drainage.
There were also strawberries that we got one batch from.
The birds and Tootsie got the rest.
Lantana graces our patio in hanging baskets. I wanted something that can stand the heat, because we have one hot patio.
There are also flowers that I have no idea what they are. I was just guaranteed that could withstand the hot Southern summer.
This display always cheers me. I love that it is right by the back door.
It is filled with geraniums, begonias, flowers I don't know, hens and chicks, and my favorite double petunias.
Then there are the stella lilies that when I went to snap this picture, the sun decided to shine so brightly. :)
I just love the mix of yellow stellas and red geraniums that balance our gate
The big girl day lilies are starting to bloom as well.
and sometimes you find little creatures wanting to pose for the camera ...
The hydrangea's are starting to bloom
My hostas are HUGE! I see dividing in our future.
and they have grown fronds since then ...
and Zinnias. Which may look pretty in this picture, but looks are deceiving. They aren't looking very good this year.
Glads are forming!
and the gardenia bush is in full aroma
So as you can see, we have a lot to take care of, but I so enjoy my flowers.
And I may or may not talk to them.