In Full Bloom
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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.