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On Flower Friday Pocket Shares Her Mid-Season Garden Report

River and I are finally ready to show off our many gardens.  We spend all winter, including during dream dates with Foley, planning the flowers we will buy and where to put them.  Foley uploads the information into Mommy's brain, and we are set to go. 

My parents begin working in early April when it was cold.   They clean all of winter's refuse from the yard, rake out the discolored mulch, pull out weeds until the gardens are ready and the perennials began to bud.

Some of the flowers came in slowly because of the long, cold spring but eventually, they bloomed.  Underperforming flowers were dug up and moved to the rehab garden where we hope they will thrive. Decorative planters and lights were set up, and sprinklers were turned on.

Next came the mulch, bag after bag, spread over five gardens.  Foley came down as a butterfly to review, and she declared the gardens were ready for public viewing.

So, for your approval, some garden pics.
Here is Nana's Saint Anthony, watching over our main garden flowers until he chooses to bicycle away.

Our front garden has the American flag, lots of pretty flowers, a sign with our family's name and hanging off of that is River's flag which Daddy jammed on the sign two years ago and can't get off.

These are the petunias in our hanging plant.  You can also see the flower box on top of the wall and Mr. Owl sticking his head out.

This is part of our side garden.  It is about thirty feet long and includes our two butterfly bushes which are starting to bloom and a rock garden.  

Here are pretty clematis climbing our lamppost.
Here is part of our front garden with the peek-a-boo side garden.  Also, you can see Daddy's new project:   making a walkway from the back door to the HVAC unit and around it.  Mommy doesn't like how the lawn looks there, so Daddy's been digging it up.

This is our rehab garden.   We have a very good record rehabilitating plants.  This is the last year for the pine tree since it is a danger to the neighboring properties during storms.  We haven't decided what we are putting here next.

This is a close up of the Asiatic lily blooming in Foley's garden.  She is very proud of how pretty they are.

This is another part of our front garden,  along with our little car.  You can see the hanging plant and balloon.  If you look closely in the window, you can see the Yorkie flag Roscoe's mom sent us.  Thank you for viewing our gardens.


  1. Oh my goodness, everything is so beautiful!

  2. Outstanding!!

    We love the idea of a rehab garden because we love second chances.

  3. WOW!! What a beautimous garden you have!! Thanks so much for showing us around!!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  4. Every year your gardens get more and more beautiful!! It's a lot of hard work, paying off!!! I'm totally ashamed of my gardens this year... Love you guys!!! <3

  5. You guys are amazing snoopervisors. What a great job and beautiful garden. We are totally impressed.

  6. Your gardens are absolutely incredible!!!! I could send you some plants to rehab - LOL! I love Foley's Asiatic Lilies - they are so beautiful. Thank you for the tour!

  7. My goodness your gardens are just beautiful! You all do a wonderful job taking great care of them
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. All your gardens are beautiful. Mom loves the hanging basket. And the clematis are so pretty and healthy looking.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. I guess I've gotten too lazy to do all the work involved in having a pretty garden(s). Your are just lovely. :)

  10. Oh wow, so beautiful!! Your pawrents put in a lot of work!!

  11. Oh my pug they are beautiful just beautiful. My mom loves flower gardens and she knows how much work you have done on these, mom never can get her flower baskets to look that good at all!! It must be heaven sent. mags and gus


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