Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Flowers on Tuesday


Yesterday morning dawned pretty and bright, so I headed out in search of flowers to plant in pots for my new front patio.  I wish you could have seen my car at the end of the day.  It was loaded down with bags of potting soil, flowers and a few new pots.  

I decided while I was at it, I might as well get flowers for the back patio as well.  When I got home, BG helped me unload everything and said he didn't know how I did it.  He's rather be at work!  I told him it started out to be fun, but ended up rather like work.  I think I went to every home center in the Big Town and a greenhouse, too, looking for the best flowers with the best prices!


A couple of my knockout roses pictured above didn't make it through the winter, so I bought replacements.  I learned something new while discussing roses at the greenhouse that I want to share.  Maybe you already know this, but it was new to me.  Knockout roses can be trimmed in any month that has an R in it.  I was glad to know that I can still trim a couple of mine that I neglected to get done.

  "She better not be moving my feeder to hang flowers here!"

Before I get busy planting flowers, I want to thank you for your sweet comments about my trip down memory lane.  I wish everyone had grandparents like my granddad and also my grandmother on my mother's side.  Even though I didn't have quite the idyllic childhood it might appear to have been, I was definitely blessed with some wonderful people in my life.

I also want to welcome my new followers!  If you would leave a link in a comment, I would be happy to visit you and follow back.

Now it's time to get these weary legs moving and get to planting!  It's a beautiful day here, I hope you are enjoying wonderful spring days where you are!

Happy Tuesday to you!
xo Cheryl

32 comments:

  1. oh, my back and legs ache just thinking about your gardening! :) your roses, however, are gorgeous. so's your little goldfinch friend.

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  2. The roses are gorgeous and I love the cute Goldie! I will be doing the same shopping soon, maybe not a whole car full of flowers though.. Enjoy your day!

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  3. My mom and I loaded up on vegetable plants and flowers last week---before the monsoon rains hit. I can't even walk in my yard now without sinking up to my ankles! :( I had a couple of bad days after with my legs and back hurting, but it was worth it!

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  4. I did this a couple of weeks ago and I was exhausted and SORE the next day! It was good feeling though...knowing I would reap the benefits soon! Your post has reminded me that most of our feeders are empty...those squirrels are eating us out of house and home! Stunning photo of the gold finch!

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  5. You are going to enjoy all this when it's planted but you may need some Advil tonight. ;) I can see some beautiful photos in our future! =) blessings ~ tanna

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  6. Sounds like a lot of work but think how rewarding it will be when everything is blooming!

    Judy

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  7. Oh- It will be so nice when everything is ready and planted and done. I don't dare get anything yet for fear of freezing. I never plant outside here until after Memorial Day. I am looking forward to some COLOR this year! xo Diana

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  8. Hi Cheryl

    I love your flowers! They are so pretty and remind me that summer is going to be here soon! I would love to see them on your new porch! It's still too cold here to put out flowers, but I am really looking forward to going to nursery and bringing them home, even if they sit in the garage for a week or two

    Gardening is hard work! I sometimes think I must love it, otherwise, I wouldn't do it!

    There was a man who lived down the street from us who told me the same thing about trees. Any month with an "r", is okay to prune, or transplant. Who knew!

    Have a great week!!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  9. Sounds like you bought yourself a bunch of work. Have fun!! :)

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  10. Oh...I can't wait to do the same thing!
    Beauty Goldfinch....
    Show us the results!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  11. It is a lot of work but you will enjoy it all summer!

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  12. Ooooo...I have not planted any flowers yet, but those beautiful scenes have me itching to do so! Soon! Be sure to show us some pics when you have your lovely things planted! :)

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  13. thanks for the tips on the knock out roses.....I'm getting ready to plant a few. Your bed sure looks gorgeous!
    Isn't it fun to go to the garden centers and load up? But....then comes the hard work. Be sure to post photos of your hard work as it all starts to grow and bloom...

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  14. Your roses look gorgeous! I stood looking at mine for some time today. I think that I'll knock them back down to the ground. If they don't start doing a lot better, I probably need to remove them entirely. Glad to knownthe tip about "R" though I think May will become Mray this year.

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  15. It is so much fun to pick new flowers for the planters in spring. I have been thinking about what I'd like to plant,but the planting will have to wait a while yet.

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  16. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Good Luck with your planting. It will be beautiful when you are all done.

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  17. It was a beautiful day here too. You have now inspired me to get myself in gear and go get flowers to plant. Your photos are lovely. I hope you haven't worked too hard and are stiff in the morning.
    Sending hugs your way!

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  18. Beautiful flowers, and now is the time to buy them! Such a wonderful closeup of the Goldfinch!

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  19. Gorgeous flowers and as wespeak I should be at my local market as they always have very healthy plants for sale. Love the Goldfinch image.

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  20. Hello dear Cheryl! Oh, what stunning flowers and the colours are simply gorgeous! You must have been so excited to bring such pretty plants home and I am sure your garden is going to burst with colour this season!
    I am so enjoying your lovely blog and I just love the name you have given it... I am a country girl at heart and always want to live on a farm:)
    Blessings and much, much love to you! Hope your Wednesday is wonderful:)
    Kelly-Anne
    www.kelly-annesblog.blogspot.com

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  21. Cheryl, your flowers are just gorgeous! Love your roses, I'm crazy about them! We had to trim back our knockout roses and they are blooming like crazy now! What a sweet goldfinch, wonderful photo!!
    Have a great day~
    Nancy

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  22. Cheryl, your flowers are just gorgeous! Love your roses, I'm crazy about them! We had to trim back our knockout roses and they are blooming like crazy now! What a sweet goldfinch, wonderful photo!!
    Have a great day~
    Nancy

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  23. Cheryl, your flowers are just gorgeous! Love your roses, I'm crazy about them! We had to trim back our knockout roses and they are blooming like crazy now! What a sweet goldfinch, wonderful photo!!
    Have a great day~
    Nancy

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  24. I look forward to seeing them all planted ;-)
    Lori from LL Farm

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  25. you did more working finding and buying that it will be to plant... then maybe not... they will be worth it when all are blooming..

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  26. Good morning Cheryl, Don't you just love visiting gardening centers and greenhouses, I have so much fun, and usually come home with more than enough.~smile!
    Thanks for the tip on the knockout roses, didn't know this!
    Wishing you happy gardening!.
    Sue

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  27. What a new lease on life do we get in the spring! These photos are just so beautiful. My mom's knockout roses are knockout beautiful thus far and I've seen irises bloom in colors that I didn't even know we had, although two bands of feral hogs came through a couple weeks ago and rotted up quite a few of the budding plants!

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  28. Like you, garden centers are to me what hardware stores are to men. You can never have too many flowers. Did not know that about R months. Thanks.

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  29. I remember that picture of you Knock outs. Too bad they didn't make it. I lost one and a hydrangea. Planting here must wait until after Mother's Day.

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  30. Beautiful flowers . . . Finch too . . .
    You can bring these pictures to me every day of the week . . .

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  31. We planted some Huecheras and Indian Paintbrush yesterday and I am pooped. We planted last week and I am DONE! Your Knockout roses will be beautiful again this year! I had CH with me for the flower shopping because HE is the gardener and planter, I supervise :)

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