Come on...let's go in my back yard.
One of my small gardens is crammed with colour right now!
Yellow and pink roses, purple salvia, golden coreopsis, pale pink peonies
I wish you could smell these yellow roses.
These pink, old fashioned roses have no scent. Funny. Luckily they're so beautiful.
I'm not a big fan of annuals at all. I have very few around my house. Perennials all the way! Why don't more people choose to plant flowers that actually attract honey bees???
I'm never stressed in my garden. I don't worry about anything. I just pull weeds, trim off spent blooms, water the flowers and let my mind wander...
I can't believe how much patience gardening requires. If you plant a tiny perennial this year, you'll have to wait until NEXT YEAR for it to be better. If you buy a plant that's already finished flowering this year, you'll have to wait to see how it will look NEXT YEAR. If your tulips were crap this year, oh well. Better luck NEXT YEAR.
Do you grow anything? If you don't, why not? We need beauty in our own little corners of the world. Start small.
Then you too will be able to have THIS on YOUR shelf:
and you can even put that scrumptious, beautifully perfumed bouquet in your own little antique silver cup, which you bought for three dollars from Value Village.