Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Peeking at Mom's Flower Garden

Welcome to the first
Outdoor Wednesday
in August...
crazy isn't it?

Just "moments" ago we
were watching our perennials
poke their heads through the
soil reaching for the sun.

Now they are just full
of beauty and color.
Too soon we will be cutting
the plants back and tucking them
in for the winter.

Each week we, each in our
own way, document the
out-of-doors as we
see and enjoy it.

What a blessing.

Our hostess is Susan at
A Southern Daydreamer.
Please feel free to stop
by to see Susan and visit
other outdoor posts.

Almost daily I pass by my Mom's house.
Lately I have been noticing this flower
bed in her yard getting brighter and brighter.

So, I waited until she wasn't looking and took
several photos. Then I went in and had a very
nice chat with her.
Sneaky me.

Actually, I know she would love to share these flowers
with you. When Mom worked full time she would often
come home, make dinner and then head to her garden and
her flowers.

One of the best things about retirement for
Mom is the time she has to spend with her plants.
It amazes me to see the way plants and flowers just
grow for Mom when it is all I can do to grow the easiest
things. Must be all of that attention and Miracle Grow.

The gentle peach of a lily.

Thanks Mom!
Touring your garden
has been very fun.


Martha said...

What a pretty garden. It reminded me that next year I need to plant zinnas.

susan said...

What great pictures but an even lovlier tribute to your mom--I hope you'll show it to her. Thanks for sharing.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Becky -- spectacular photographs of spectacular flowers! gorgeous. I enlarged each one, to enjoy them even more! Beautiful... thanks!

Jeanne Selep said...

Your comments made me think - yes, the summer season is short... But wait, through October things are beautiful, and snow is pretty too.. But I will miss the flowers.

Marina Capano said...

Just beautiful flowers!


Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a bright lovely post today.

When i read you i have always wanted to tell you how i enjoy the "flow" of your blog posts. Your fonts are wonderful.

Can you tell im a font freak? :)

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

SmilingSally said...

Obviously you mom has a green thumb and an adoring daughter!

Tracy said...

Your mom's flowers are magic, Becky! Those zinnas...*sigh*...I just love zinnas! Your mom had a great green thumb! Thanks for taking us along... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Stacey said...

Becky your flowers are so pretty. We don't have that much blooming any more because it's so hot. It's still just beautiful though. :)

Charm and Grace said...

Lovely photos. Beautiful zinnias. Such brilliant color! Thanks for sharing.


stefanie said...

looks like she is ready for august!!! what pretty flowers

Tammy518 said...

Your mom's flower garden is simply beautiful! Red is my favorite color, so you know I'm loving those red zinnias!

Anonymous said...

What lovely flowers your Mom has...summer is flying by way to fast and the flowers will be gone.

Enjoy your mom while you can...

Giovanna said...


I love the zinnias : )

LV said...

What a nice feature on your mom's flowers. She and I would make a pair as I dearly love my flowers and yard. Hers are beautiful and you can tell she has taken good care of them.

Blue Creek Home said...

My, your mom has a lovely garden. So many beautiful flowers to enjoy. Sure wish that was my yard!

Regina said...

Hi Becky. All are lovely. Great post and shots.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic pics! Your Moms flower garden is beautiful! I love the rich colors!

Happy OW!!!!!

Donna marie

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely garden - I will need to come have a look!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, the flowers are simply gorgeous. I adore the orangy red colors. In fact, I love orange. Period. Such a happy, happy color!

Thanks so much for displaying the rooster button and joining the party. I so look forward to seeing everyone's goodies.

Barb :-)

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Beautiful Becky!!! I love holding Cayden while I water the flowers in the backyard at my mom's...Love gardens!!

I know..I cant believe its August already either!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your mom's garden is beautiful. Thanks for taking us on a little tour!


Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Gorgeous blooms...your Mom is quite a good gardner!!!

Lori E said...

Glad you stopped by. Thanks.
The zinnias are always so bright and cheerful. They just last and last. I don't know why I have never planted any. I always admire them in other gardens.

Maya said...

Such gorgeous colors!

Irene Toh said...

Your mom's flower garden is so lovely.