We had a real long, cold, and snowy winter here in Minnesota. We loved it, but by April we were ready for some spring. 2014 was not real helpful with getting spring going. It didn’t really happen until mid May this year but once it happened, it was beautiful! I would like to offer this quote I find nice about flowers:
Just living is not enough…
one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
Gardening is not a real hobby at our house. Mom goes to the store, reads the tags on plants and buys ones she finds pretty, that fit with the sunlight conditions. We don’t have a garden. We have lots of flowering bushes and trees and we plant five or six planters on the front step and deck which is the extent of our gardening. Most of the time we don’t know what the names of the plants are that we have in our landscaping. We have a landscaping plan, but things have changed and Mom has added bushes but not made a note of their names.
Some flowers are obvious like our very favorite lilacs! We only wish they lasted all summer long with their beautiful aroma. Well, actually, we dogs are glad they are short lived as Mom is always stopping to sniff them on our walks. We need to keep moving to find wabbits and squirrels, but she needs to sniff these lilacs. We took a couple shots of them going from almost nothing to full blown lilacs.
Obviously, this is a rose. Even a dog knows that, especially me since I got my ears stuck in one as a puppy. These are painful, but beautiful flowers!
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