Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers

I love flowers, Always have--always will. I grew up with flowers. We lived on a farm and had a HUGE garden. My mother would always plant about 1/3 of it in flowers. My dad could never understand that. He always said, "You can't eat flowers!!" But my mother passed her love of flowers on to me. When I taught, I always had a fresh bouquet of flowers on my desk. Yeah, I bought them myself, but who cares. I still enjoyed them! So, when we bought our trailer and I had 8 months of summer during the winter months, the first thing I would do was head to Lowes or Home Depot and buy plants for my deck. But, of course, I always had to leave them unattended when we went back north. Some survived--some didn't. The orchids managed pretty well. Now, I don't have to leave them and can enjoy them all year around. I've never been down here at this time of the year before so missed out on all the flowering trees such as the Royal Poincianas and the Jacarandas. Wow, amazingly beautiful. Yesterday, I grabbed my camera and took pictures of all my flowers--then I headed down to the mailroom taking pictures along the way. I thought I would share them with you all. Enjoy!

Flowers around my house.
Flowers from around Periwinkle Park.

The Royal Poinciana tree near my house.

9 comments:

gpc said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I am a big flower lover, too, but (unlike me) you will be surrounded by flowers all year long now!

sue in mexico mo said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Neptunesmuse said...

What are the pink and white flowers ( 6 & 7th photos from the bottom)? They are absolutely stunning.

Snowbird said...

Linda, I don't know. They really are amazing!

Neptunesmuse said...

I did a little research and it looks like it is a "Desert Rose" plant. They are propagated like plumeria's. Maybe you can ask your neighbor for a cutting and start one of your own :-)

o2binsanibel said...

Beautiful!! What is the sixth one from the top?? Purpley colored on what appears to be a bush!!

I love flowers too...and am surrounded here in VA by whatever I can!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Snowbird said...

O2B--I'm not sure what that is. It belongs to my neighbor.

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Gayle said...

You have such a beautiful variety of flowers to look at. I hope you are now able to make the oasis you deserve!