Monday, April 29, 2013

Flowers for A Lovely Spring Day

Oh, it's a lovely spring day.  It's been as quiet as a day can be with three children, two cats, and five kittens.  ~smile~  I've been out on the porch this morning enjoying the breeze, the sunshine and 86 perfectly delightful degrees. 

I'm reading Seaside Harmony.  Three sisters buy an old run-down inn on Nantucket Island and fix it up.  They're turning up clues about what could have happened to one of the inn's former owners who disappeared over a hundred years ago.  It's a feel good novel without a lot of tense interactions.  It's perfect for a spring day.

My husband will soon be planting these lovelies; but, for now, my little homemaker, Amy set them out to soak up some sunshine.

I adore pink Impatiens.  Lowell planted some baskets with them for the porch.  They don't mind the shade.

These are Begonias.  They're an old-fashioned flower that I enjoy.  My favorite annual flower to grow is Petunias.  I get along well with them.  My husband, Lowell Lane, is a Master Gardener.  You can read more about what's growing here at the farm at his blog.
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  1. How pretty. :) I love the double impatiens myself, but they're a bit trickier to find sometimes.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Could I borrow your husband? LOL! I need a Master Gardener! I don't like the drought friendly plants, they all look like weeds to me! I love flowers and lots of color! Any advice for a new gardener? I would love roses but unsure how to start. Our yard is dirt and more dirt! LOL!
    Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Laura, what a perfect day to get out and enjoy some sunshine. I picked up a few plants today. Will be planting after Mothers Day. I love Impatiens and Begonias. Petunias are a wonderful annual with such a lovely scent. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Hi Sue,
    I like the double impatiens, too. I haven't seen them for a few years. Hope you find some. ~smile~

    Hi Anne,
    My Lowell is crazy busy. He works full time at our church as well as baking and selling cinnamon rolls and bread at our farmers' market. He has precious little time to get in his own garden. He actually came home early from work yesterday so that he could get some plants in. It's been so wet!

    Hi Jan,
    I adore Petunias because I can grow them! They're about the only thing I can grow. ~smile~ My son gave me a big overflowing basket of purple petunias as an early Mother's Day gift.

    Thank you all for taking time to comment. As bloggers, you know how much we cherish the comments.

    Blessings to you all!


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