In Full Bloom

I came home from a mini vacation to find a couple of my yard plants in full bloom.

As we pulled into the driveway after our trip I noticed our neighbor, Mr. H. slipping around the side of the house. I figured he would soon greet us at the door as we unloaded the car. He never aproached us so I walked around to the side of the house to see if he was ok. There he was snapping pictures of my gladiolas. They are on the side of the house I rarely see so I havnt noticed they were fully bloomed. I couldn't give up the chance to snap some photos too. 


These flowers were here when we bought the house. They could be old. Mr. H. asked if he could have a cutting to take home to his wife. "Sure!" I said, "take all you want". I knew that within a couple days, they would outweight themselves and lay on the ground. He only took one stem. 

Sure enough, the next day, a few of the Gladiolas fell to the ground. I snipped them up and placed them in a vase so they could get a little more life. They are so pretty. 


Ill be giving Mr. H. a few bulbs to plant in February so he doesnt have to only gaze at mine through his window. He has a beautiful yard and they would look great adorning it. 

The other plant that has bloomed is my lovely butterfly bush. My husband took a picture of the first butterfly enjoying the sweet fragrance. Soon There will be humming birds snacking on the thistles.


I recieved this bush last year by none other than sweet neighbor Mr. H. He giggles at it everytime he sees it as it has trippled in size after I planted it. His didnt make it.
He always teases me that he is taking mine back. 

Tomorrow I plan to plant a few vegestable plants my sister gave me. I have a couple bell pepper plants and a couple egg plants to pot. Fingers crossed. I struggle with any kind of garden as the birds eat them to the root. Well, I think its birds that do it. Well see.

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  1. Gladiolas are old fashioned flowers in my mind. They remind me of my mother.

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    1. I heard they are old fashioned too.

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  2. once Colin's waters recede, I'm off to the garden center. I need more flutterby attractors

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    1. Hopefully you will soon be on dry land

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  3. Beautiful glads! I think I have some trying to live or come back to life in a back flower bed that the previous owner left. I'm going to baby them and see what happens. Enjoy your vacay? Boy did we get a lot of rain yesterday. All gone now and it's going to be as hot as Hades, now. Have a good week.

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  4. Yep, the Glads are beautiful. Also the butterfly bush. I can't remember hearing of them until lately. I love butterflies, can't name but one (can't think of it now). So this year I have planted about ten, hoping one will make it. hahahaha, I have a black thumb.
    Sweet, pretty entry.

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  5. Beautiful blooms!
    Your garden must be beautiful. God Bless.

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    1. I hope my garden works out this time. thanks.

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  6. You're in for a treat. Fresh egg plants. mmm-mmm

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  7. The closest thing I've seen in my yard to a butterfly is white moths

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  8. Those are beautiful flowers! Your neighbour sounds like he's fun.

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    1. He really is somethin. Hes in his late 80's and gets around better than me.

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