Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sweetie's Bloomin Tuesday

Welcome to my garden. I hope that you all have a wonderful day!
My mother loved geraniums. She kept them all winter in a cool bedroom and planted them outside in the summer. She was always so proud of her green thumb. I plant geraniums in her memory each year.
Impatience are one of my favorites. I have five beautiful pots on the patio. Since the incident with having to cut down the tree last week, I have to water them three times a day. I never realized how much shade the trees provided.
I planted these black eyed Susan's last year. They were Sherry's favorite flower. They remind me so much of her - beautiful and vibrant.

This is one of my favorite garden flags. I change the front porch flag weekly.

I love zinnias but only have a few this year. I planted a flat of them but I really think that the bunnies that run through our yard eat them.

So Gay A Flower

So gay a Flower
Bereaves the Mind
As if it were a Wore—
Is Beauty an Affliction – then?
Tradition ought to know –
By Emily Dickinson

To see other Bloomin' Tuesday participant posts, please see the link list at Ms. Green Thumb Jean's.


miss gracies house said...

Your geraniums remind me of my grandmother-she was the *bestest* gardener I've ever known!
Thanks for the visit and the tag! I've been soo busy but I'll be finishing up that post later today.
I love your family photo and am soo sorry about your daughter.

Kim's Treasures said...

Your garden is beautiful! I like your idea of changing the flag every week!
Hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Geraniums are my grandmother's favorite flowers too, they always remind me of her. All your blooms are pretty this week. I am especially fond of the blackeyed susans because they just say "SUMMER".

Deborah said...

My Mom and mominlaw always grow geraniums too, but I've never tried. I tend to not do well with plants that need to come inside for the winter!

The Apron Queen said...

I love your ferns. I never have luck with them on the front porch. But I have huge ferns in each of our bathrooms.

No blooms for me today. But I did capture some wonderful dragonfly shots in the garden this week. Come see!

Confessions of an Apron Queen

Shabby Addict said...

I absolutely love geraniums! They are the epitome of summer! Your garden is beautiful! Good idea about changing your flag every week!

CIELO said...

Thanks for the tour to your garden and porch... just lovely...


Jean said...

Great photos and great color! Everything looks vibrant. Just beautiful! Jean

Aiyana said...

Your flowers are all beautiful. Geraniums remind me of my maternal grandmother, who always had them in small pots on her window sill. I just loved to rub the leaves to release their characteristic fragrance. I always have large pots of geraniums from February to June, when they finally succumb to the heat.

Mary / Mariah said...

I love your flowers . My Zennies are the same as yours . I started them with seeds my doughter gave me . I kept pinching them back so they got real bushie . Love that color . I want candy stripe next year .
I didn't know there was a Grand Canyon in PA. I should check it out . Thanks for telling me . Have a good evening . Mary

PEA said...

Hello dear Sweetie:-)

Just got back from visiting my sons and now trying to catch up with everybody! Your flowers are so gorgeous and I especially love the Black Eyed Susans. I finally managed to get a pot of them and planted them in my front flowerbed and they're really starting to grow and spread out. They're also starting to open up so I was so thrilled:-)

I'll now go read your others posts I missed while I was away!! xoxo

Anne Fannie said...

Your Geraniums are gorgeous! I love all your flowers! Such a beautiful post for Blooming Tuesday.
I read about your daughter, so sorry to hear about your lost and that the monster that has done this has not been caught yet. He might fool the cops but he won't fool God.
Love, Ann

Kellie said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Flowers definitely cheer the soul. Hope your day is wonderful....

JUST A MOM said...

I am late sorry,, I love your flowers,, Ours do not live long around here cause of the heat.

Laurie and Chris said...

great picturs for bloomin' Tuesday. I love the flag.