April 15, 2006

My Virtual Garden

I am really in the mood to plant this year. Maybe it's living back in farm country, I don't know. But I had so many plans for flowers. It just won't be this year. But that doesn't keep me from dreaming. So I thought I'd take you for a walk around the Little Blue Cracker House, and show you what I would plant....

First I'd have to have some Impariens on the front porch. Colorful and easy to maintain. They just add so much color.


I'd love to have a Morning Glory on a trellis outside the back door. We had those climbing the shed out by the garden when I was growing up and I just loved them. So strong, yet so delicate.

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Of course I'd have to plant tulips. My favorite are purple, but I'd plant every color I could find.

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I would love to have a lilac bush somewhere. I don't know where I'd plant it, but I'd find a place.

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Another flower of my youth is the Lilly of the Valley. I never really appreciated them growing up, they were just ground cover. But looking back - they were so sweet. So beautiful. Yeah, I'd want to plant some of those along the side of the house....

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Everyone loves an Iris - and I am no exception. Color, grace. Just breath taking.


Oh, and we can't forget the roses.

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Now I know I can't plant any Gardenia's up here - but they are one of my favorite flowering bushes - and since I'm dreamin'.....I'm dreamin' big!


So that's my virtual garden. And if you were here? I'd be serving coffee and homemade pastry outside, so we could enjoy it.

Posted by Tammi at April 15, 2006 09:12 AM

Virtual or not, I love your garden. I want to plant this year too and as soon as I'm recovered I'm going to get busy and do at least a little of it. Floweres are so beautiful. They bring so much color and it never fails to put me at peace.

Posted by: Moogie at April 15, 2006 09:56 AM

I wish I could plant and grow things. I should be named 'The Black Thumb of S. FL." I think all the local garden shops have my name and face on some poster somewhere, provided by a local botanical society, instructing I am on their most wanted list and not to sell to me.

It is that bad...

Posted by: Bou at April 16, 2006 11:21 AM

Darlin' I would send you my neighbors' gardenia bushes if I could. Really. Hubby is allergic and they're making his life hell everytime he goes out the front door.

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 18, 2006 02:33 PM