It’s that time of the year again when my flower garden in the front are oozing with flowers. One of the blooms that can be seen out there right now are these freshly picked day lilies in three different colors! If you were to buy these flowers in a vase, it would easily cost you $30 for it plus shipping and tax while I, on the other hand is enjoying them now in our bathroom.
Mind you, every time I enter our bathroom and these “babies” as I call them greet me, they just simply put a smile on my face. They are big, bright and colorful flowers every woman should plant. They come year after year and they multiply too.
My family knows I love flowers so when I buy bulbs or plants to put in my garden, they wouldn’t say anything for they know it makes me happy.
It was last Fall of 2014 when I spread the zinnia seeds into my two flower gardens in the front yard, I did not have that many seeds, I just threw what I had and did not expect much from it. Last year, there wasn’t much zinnia but this year, I guess it’s their season. They are in fact overcrowding the two beds. The Celosia cannot be seen and did not grow tall because of my zinnia.
Who am I to complain? They just look stunning outside, there are so many of them that I needed to bring some in the house. Any flower that you brought in can make any room beautiful. I always put my harvested flower in the bathroom near the hallway because that’s where everybody goes to do their business and I want them to be delighted every time they go in there, including myself of course!
Look at this photo, don’t you agree that zinnia flowers in pink look gorgeous? And to think that I did not have to buy them, they grow right outside our house!
The picture of Asiatic lily below in a vase is elegant and you can’t argue with that. Would you believe me if I planted them? That they came from my very own flower garden? That they would have cost me $50 if I bought them?
The flower petals are crisps, vibrant, healthy and big! I put these flowers in the bathroom where the entire family frequents to put a smile on our faces whenever we go there and do our business. They just light up the entire room, I tell you.
The secret to these flowers are full sun, fertilizer (I put cow dung) in early spring and of course, bountiful rain too. When it rains, it makes me happy because it serves as the natural fertilizer for my plants both the flowers and vegetables.
See first photo below, I cut them when they were about to bloom. So there are not so many there compared to the second photo.
… below was taken this morning, as you can see, they are bigger and more beautiful even if they have been sitting in the bathroom one week since I cut them from the garden. This is what I like about gardening, I give beautiful blooms in return.
One of my stress relievers is gardening, whether it be vegetable or flowers! I do both every year. I start sowing vegetable seeds in late March and then by mid Summer, I start harvesting whatever I have planted. Meanwhile, in the front yard, I have two big flower beds that are oozing with different colors and varieties of flower blooms every Spring.
I started these beds six years ago when we first moved in this house. My dream back then, when we have our own house that has a yard large enough for a garden, I’d love to have my own flower garden. Dream came true as I now have two large round flower beds. Each year, I would plant perennial bulbs in the Fall and other varieties when there is a sale for plants at home improvement stores until I filled up the two beds. I did not buy anything this year yet I am getting blooms.
I have done such a great job stabilizing my gardens and truly filled it with colorful flowers year after year. There is something with flowers that fill my soul with calmness and joy every time I go out to the front yard and see them especially in the morning when I need some fresh air and something to cheer me up. My flowers are like my babies smiling back at me, waving at me and saying, “mommy, here we are!”.
Sometimes my girls hear me talk to my plants and they find it weird, they’d ask me why I am talking to my flowers? ‘Coz, I am connecting with them and they say, plants love being talked at. The more you talk to them, the more they give you produce/flowers back.
See photo below? You would think they are store bought, right? But no, as pretty as they are, I am proud to say that I cut them yesterday from my very own garden. They just look so beautiful and the big hybrid tea rose smells sweet.
The base of flowers is now sitting in our bathroom and each time I go there, I feel happy seeing my flowers so beautiful.
When my husband came home this afternoon I saw him carrying 17 long stemmed lavenderish-pink roses and handed them to me. 17 is our magic number and so he brought home 17 roses as his Christmas present for me. I even asked him if he’s sure they were for me because I did not expect he still give me roses even though we’re over 11 years married. Huh, truly flowers still popular and still exist in our marriage.
I feel like a single lady courted by someone who’s trying to get my love and affection. I’m beyond flattered. His sweet gesture is truly touching! He must love me for giving me these gorgeous flowers.
No matter where you live, if you are happy and like it there where you are, you will appreciate every little thing you see around you. And the more appreciative you are, the happier you get.
I grew up in a city island until I reached the age of 21 where going to the beach is not a problem for we are surrounded by beautiful beaches in Lapu-lapu. We can smell that fresh ocean breeze anytime we want.
When I moved here in Texas to be with my husband and build a family, I could no longer smell that ocean breeze for we are 6 hours drive away from the beach. But despite of that, I still feel fortunate. Albeit, we don’t live near the beach yet we have these super gorgeous Texas wildflowers with vibrant colors. These photos were taken in early Spring 2015 in Benbrook.
You tell me just by looking the photos below if you don’t fall in love with them? I don’t know what they are called but the last one in blue is called the bluebonnets which is the Texas national flower. Picking them is illegal so you just gotta enjoy or admire their beauty through your eyes and not with your hands.
Gladly, we can see beautiful wildflowers just a few miles drive from where we live. It is located adjacent to Benbrook lake and has a picnic area where you can enjoy your food, the pleasant temperature and at the same time gazing at the beauty of nature laid before your eyes.
It’s the first time my Bearded Iris plants give me some flowers. For two years they were planted in a pot, I don’t remember they gave me blooms like that in the picture. I decided to cut the Bearded Iris because the flowers are too heavy and the stem can no longer hold it up and it fell to the ground.
The roses were taken from an old rose plant hidden behind the pile of woods in the backyard. I didn’t know they were there and then one day I came close to the main branch and saw them. I am glad I have them in my bathroom sink, they give me such sweet fragrance that plastic ones don’t.
Just a quick post for tonight. Just wanna update this blog of how our day went. It was indeed a well spent day for us at the Arboretum. Seeing thousands of beautiful tulips really made my day!!! Few pics of ’em here…
To view related photos of these blooms, click Thankful Friday and enjoy!