All my flowers are blooming like crazy...
And instead of looking at the yard and seeing all the stuff that needs to be done... sigh...
I think for one moment it is time to just "stop and smell the roses"...
Look at these crazy petunias...
I have mixed feelings about them, they kind of remind me of a yellow jacket
but i couldn't resist one pack of them just for fun and interest....
this years window box...
geraniums do great with lots of sun, but not so great when their petals get all wet and soggy... so a covered porch, or an area with a roof overhang works great!
I lucked out and found these great window boxes at Home Goods for $35.00 each
they're kind of pricey other places so i was tickled i found them
they are extra deep and it took 2 coconut liners to line the inside
but they work much better for the flowers and watering
And check out this beauty
Good old "Abraham Darby"
Old fashioned look, perfect color, great fragrance...
what more could ya ask for?
I love this rose...
The little chrysanthemums aren't from my garden
but they look great in the house, last around 2 weeks, and so for $4.99 from Whole Foods,
they're worth it!
"Abraham Darby" in bud form
"Abraham Darby" unfurling
My climbing "Eden" rose is trying to make a show
but it has not stopped raining here for what seems like 3 months
and "Eden" is getting beat up by all the rain
Still not too shabby though!
Another cool rose in the garden
it has a cream center and pink tips
sorry, i don't remember her name
isn't she sweet
i want to kiss her petals
peonies blooming too...
Before i close
I want to show you a great pillow that have at "Marshalls" right now...
It's a wonderful heavyweight washable fabric, has a zipper and a down filled insert
and it's only $19.99
a pillow like that would cost $40.00 or more any place else...
At first i thought it was a little too contemporary for my house,
but i tried a couple out
and i really like them!
oh, and here's what Mr. Fracturedfairytale does if he is with me when i go shopping at antique malls
He searches out and finds the most silly hat he can find
and puts it on and poses like the underwear models you see in Sears catalogs
Oh well... I guess it's only fair if i drag him along with me to look at vintage lace, french chairs, and chippy painted furniture that he is not remotely interested in and that he has to haul in the house...
I imagine asking him to go shopping with me, would be like him asking me to sit in the house for 3 hours and watch football or golf, and even baseball on TV
I'd want to rip my eyeballs out and bang my head into the wall!
So, silly hats are allowed!