Friday, June 25, 2010

Grown From Love

I love flowers , flowers of all varieties. In my book the best ones come from friends , I call them Special. Special in so many ways, each Spring when these bloom I'm reminded of the day my best friend brought them to me, that was almost 13 years ago . The Phlox I'm sharing with you today is one of those special flowers. Given with love, grown with love.

Welcome to Pink Saturday, hosted by our gracious hostess Beverly, from How Sweet the Sound.
Each week Beverly graciously hosts this party for us to show off our pink.

I wish I had waited a couple more days to take these shots. They have filled out nicely and the scent is over whelming. Phlox (pronounced /ˈflɒks/ "flocks": Greek φλόξ "flame"; plural "phlox" or "phlox's", Greek φλόγες phlóges) is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants found mostly in North America (one in Siberia) in diverse habitats from alpine tundra to open woodland and prairie. Some flower in spring, others in summer and autumn.

I know many of you have blooming hydrangeas. Mine on the other hand still aren't blooming. I have 3 planted in this area, and not a one of them cares to share it's beauty with us. It's a daily ritual now to see if I can't spot just one lone bloom. In the 13 years this plant has been in the ground, I've only had one bloom. :-((

The gazing ball to the left was the brightest silver when I placed it here oh so many years ago. The patina it's taking on now is almost black in color. At first it bothered me a bit and now I find it fascinating to watch the patina get a little darker each year.

Hidden beneath the hydrangea and hosta plant is a birdhouse I received many years ago. While I was on the circuit traveling with crafts I made many dear friends. This friend was kind enough to make me a birdhouse, using an old license plate for it's roof. Notice it says Nevada? Yes, they were from Nevada, what a nice reminder each time I look at it of the friendship that was formed many years ago.

As always, I love when you stop by. Be sure to treat yourself by swinging over to Beverly's for a full list of those participating this week in Pink Saturday.

hugs ~lynne~


Deanna said...

Flowers are lovely and I'm so glad God decided to create these beauties for us!!!

Enjoyed your post.
Have a great week-end,
d from homehaven

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi there! :)
I will be so happy when our home gets thick with growth and everything is mature! Watching the grass grow, as it were, right now.
Loved it.. :) Lovely!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Phlox is so pretty and wished the blooms would last longer. It is all spent in my area. Sorry your hydrangeas are not blooming.
Enjoy your weekend.

PAT said...

Lynne, your phlox are beautiful! We don't have them here. There was a bed full of them at the end of the porch at the farm. Started from J's Aunt Ruth's phlox.

I don't know why your hydrangea isn't blooming. The year we had the late ice storm was the only year we didn't have blooms...not even buds! I wonder if the snows you had this year has something to do with why they aren't blooming.


Your flowers/plants are wonderful, Lynne!! I do believe you have a very green thumb....which produced some beautiful PINK phlox! :) Yes, plants from friends are the best!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!! dana

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your flowers are all so beautiful. I'm like you, I have gotten a lot of my perennials from friends and they remind me of that person. Love & blessings from NC!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynne, I love your flowers and how special that they came from a friend! I love meaningful things like that. I love the birdhouse. I want to make one with a Georgia License plate I have. This post made me smile!

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne..... I know what you mean about the 'friend flowers'..... they are the best flowers. Good memories and good friends!

Your phlox are so pretty.... and I love the birdhouse..... hoping you all are having a good week.... and good test results....

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, I had that same problem with a hydrangea bush at our previous house. Five years with two blooms. I drove by the other day, and it is covered in blooms! Your phlox looks so pretty, and how neat to have the bird house from your friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. laurie

Kat said...

Your phlox is beautiful, and even more special because of the story behind it. All of you plants are so lush and green, just lovely. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kat

Regina said...

Lovely blooms.
Happy Pink Saturday Lyn.
Enjoy your weekend.
" Regina "

Nancy said...

Love your phlox! Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous pholx, Lynne, and yes, they are a special gift when given with love from a friend!

Happy Pink Saturday to you...


Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend...Girl you do have a beautiful all the PINKness here..I pray all is well in your world girl..mines been crazy this past couple of weeks...Hope you have a GREAT weekend...Hugs and love to you my sweet friend...Gl♥ria

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynne Sweetie...
I am so thrilled to be blogging again. Today is my first day back out and about. I posted a pink post today. I just have not had the energy, but I put it all out there today.

Your gardens are just exquisite. I wonder why those beautiful hydrangeas are not blooming for you. They look so healthy and beautiful. The look birdhouse is the element of surprise, and I love that it is made from a car tag. How sweet is that roof?

Thank you for taking me strolling sweetie. I loved my outing this morning. I go back to the doc on July 9th and he will decide when I can be outside again. I am listening as I do not want to spend another 8 days in the hospital. It was NOT fun.

Have a beautiful day sweetie, and please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you sign up for my 1 year blog anniversary. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

★Carol★ said...

You've got a nice big patch of phlox, and it's one of my favorite flowers in my garden too! I even have a variety that appeared out of the blue, and reseeds itself every year!
It's my first Pink Saturday ever, so it's very nice to have met you!
Old Glory Cottage

Unknown said...

Love your garden. Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Lynne. I always have you in my prayers.

Your garden is beautiful and lush. I refer to those special plants I've received from others as my memory plants. They always make me smile, too.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Lynne, your garden bed is lovely and the phlox are gorgeous. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

Maggie said...

Such pretty flowers.

happy Belated PS!
Maggie Mae@
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi Lynne,
Your phlox are soooo pretty! I think I may have the same ones in my garden...yours are ahead of mine, though. I can't wait for mine to bloom now, after seeing yours! I love the darling birdhouse! This just made my day seeing these beautiful pics!

savvycityfarmer said...

the gardens are so lush this year!!!

are you cutting boquets?

Pinky said...

HI Lynne! We just back from vacation so I am just seeing this. BEAUTIFUL phlox!!!! I wish I could grow them. Our hydrangeas are blooming like crazy....I can't figure out why yours won't bloom?????? I might try moving them to not get too much sun. Ours only get MAYBE 2-3 hours of sun each day. Wish I could share some of my blooms with you. I will post them on FB so you can see! XO, Pinky