A very wise woman once told me that... when I was a young married girl living half a country away from my parents and sisters. I would tell her how I missed my home and family.. and she told me that old saying. :-) I eventually did bloom, and we had our first two children in Louisiana, but finally after 5 years I told my husband I was moving home and he could come or stay but I was going "home". :-) He quit his job as a helicopter pilot and we sold our house and moved back to Oregon. I've never been sorry that we did.
We went to a nursery last week looking for a Red Bud tree and did not get one but we did get this Gerbera Daisy. These flowers really are quite amazing, they don't even look real. I guess I thought that they'd be fussy or hard to grow. But the one we planted is doing great and more flowers are coming up like crazy. This won't be the last one of these I plant.
We also got this variegated leaved Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily.. my sister Denise planted these one time and they did great, as a cut flower they last and last.
Last year Kristi got this adorable dwarf Korean Lilac and it's covered with flowers this year.. love it!
I also adore ferns.. who doesn't? This wild Lady Fern is coming up by our little creek.. and in front of it I'm happy to see the Maidenhair Fern with black stems is coming up out of the pot that I have sitting in the creek bed. It likes being moist.
I'm also happy to see that my Japanese Painted Fern comes back each year with no special treatment, and that it makes it's way through the Creeping Myrtle which has the tendency of choking out other plants.
Kristi did a bit of myrtle clearing around the Hostas.. I have tried to get many different varieties of Hosta and not have the same twice. :-)
We've picked up several little pots of pretty bedding plants and Kristi planted them all in this big pot.
I also grabbed this unique Geranium.. I also want some scented leaved Geraniums.. have you seen those?
Kristi got this orange Azalea last year and planted in "No Man's Land" - the area behind our deck that was always hard to deal with and was a haven for weeds. She cleared it, laid weed barrier and bought pretty colored rocks and spread them there.. then planted two Azaleas! It looks so much better!
It seems quite happy here! :-)
Kristi signed up to do a Game of Thrones party and was sent this notebook and a Chrome PodCast in order to view it before the debut. Cool, huh?
OK.. must pack my swim bag and head out.
Are you "Blooming Where You Are Planted"? I hope so! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)