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~