Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Flowers

I know you all thought you were going to get the Lilac bush tree this week. Well, Mama got distracted by other flowers that were blooming. She was actually disappointed that the first yellow Iris was destroyed by rain before she could get a picture. However, she still got some other shots for you this week.

First up are the Bleeding Hearts. These were Mom's Dad's favorites. She had looked for a while to find them at the various Garden Club sales, but always managed to miss her chance. One year she arrived to find they had one sad nearly dead plant left. The stem was broken and they were only asking a dollar for the plant. Since it was a perennial and had a shot at coming back she decided to take a risk. This plant has rewarded her faith more times, than you can imagine.

The City pulled up the street at one point and ended up paving over part of Mom's front perennial garden without ever telling her they intended to do that even though it meets the legal setback for the street. She was sad because she had several flowers she had collected and lost because she didn't have time to transplant. The next summer the Bleeding Hearts emerged pushing along the edges of the tar and continued to spread and grow to the point Mom plans to share the wealth with some friends.

When she spotted yellow from the porch, Mom thought she had discovered the first yellow Iris of the year. Instead, it was a late Daffodil and it was a beauty. We haven't had one here in a few years. We thought it had been destroyed a few years ago when we had critters eat some of the bulbs we planted.


  1. That was a lovely late bonus with the daffodils. We have yellow iris round our pond in the park and it looks very pretty. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Daffodils are hearty little buggers aren't they - love that they pushed their way up again!

  3. Bailey, what beautiful flowers! I cannot believe the city paved over part of mom's garden. How rude!
    Have a terrierific weekend,

  4. Your flowers are pretty, but that sheltie dog is even more beautiful. I've never owned that breed. So cute.

  5. We just love your daffodils!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. Oh, they are so pretty! We don't have any daffodils here; I think it's too hot for them.


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