As I said in my last post, I've been working on my green thumb the last few years. And as I've developed my gardens--veggie and flower--I find I want ALL the plants. Please tell me I'm not the only one who loves to go walk through the garden section at Home Depot or Lowes and dream of having this or that flowering bush or plant.
Spring has been stunning this year. I don't know if we just had enough cold over winter, or what, but everything that has bloomed in middle Tennessee has been abundant and gorgeous. And each comes in its own time. Have you noticed?
We start with daffodils, of course. And Bradford pears and crocuses. Those slip away to tulips and redbuds and hyacinths. Then the dogwoods and azaleas and irises. From there, we'll go to lilies and roses and hydrangeas and butterfly bushes and then to zinnias and sunflowers. Don't forget impatiens and begonias and petunias and marigolds. The fall will bring mums and colored leaves. And, oh, how I love them all.
But let's be honest.
My yard can't hold them all. And my husband probably doesn't want me to try. Because that's a lot.
So, I have my garden with its flowers who all take their turns and bloom as they can. And then, I enjoy the flowers in my neighbors' yard, too.
Next door, there are tons of these gorgeous irises. And roses. And a stunning pink dogwood around Easter.
Across the street is a huge hot pink azalea bush that puts my tiny ones to shame. Caddy-corner from there is a redbud.
And all over town, other flowers will be blooming and spreading their love and warmth and happiness (and pollen--I know). Which means I don't HAVE to plant them all. Because I can enjoy the plants others are growing, too.
And isn't that the best?
We can share our flowers. And it's a great reminder that we're supposed to be sharing more, too, isn't it? Hopefully, a neighbor will stop and comment on how well my bushes are blooming and we can strike up a conversation about things so much more important. How does that sound?
Are you sharing? What are some of your favorite flowers to see?
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