Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
My mom has been giving me an Easter lily for Easter the past several years. Three years ago, I transplanted the lily to my garden. Each year, the foliage would come up, but no blooms. I threw away all of the Easter lilies received after that because I thought they were "done." This year, that sole Easter lily bloomed and blessed me with seven flowers.
I wish I had planted the last two plants instead of throwing them away. Live and learn.
I hosted my annual Garden Party this year in July instead of June. I think July will be the new tradition. More guests were in attendance. Everyone was much more relaxed. More of the flowers were blooming and the annuals had started to fill in nicely.
The beautiful house you see in the background is my backyard neighbors'. The houses on my street are no where near that size. LOL Hence the name "Lovely Little Cottage."
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
My maternal Grandma and Grandpa owned a farm for over 30 years. They grew wonderful things including flowers. When my Grandparents sold their farm, they dug up all the daffodils and moved them to their new place. When they went into a nursing home, the daffodils were again dug up and moved to the house I lived in as a child. When we moved from there, the daffodils also came along. When my husband and I bought our first house, my parents gave me the daffodils, sort of like a house warming gift. Each time I've moved, I've written in the house contract that we will dig up the daffodils and take them with us. They've traveled with us to Nashville and now back to Ohio. I love these daffodils.