Thursday, May 22, 2014

Makes My Heart Sing


I am a sick sick woman when it comes to flowers.  I decided to head out this morn to check out my local grocery store's, yes I said grocery store, choice of beauties and filled my back trunk to the brim.  I just happened to hit it at just the right moment as the delivery truck was unloading pot upon pot of lovelies just when I pulled into the parking lot.  Then, figuring I still had the back seat free I headed for my favorite local garden center and you guessed it, I filled that too.  I say it again, I am a sick sick woman when it comes to flowers. And I still have more to buy.  I lost 2 out of 3 rose bushes in my back yard, sad face inserted here, so I still need to replace those and there are more pots to fill.



I have now switched to begonias for planting in my front shade garden.  Impatiens were always my mainstay but they have developed some sort of plant disease and many garden centers aren't even selling them this year.  I planted them last year and they were happy all summer with no problems, but decided to be safe this year with begonias.  Drats!!  I will still plant them in pots, just not in the ground.  Rumor says that if your soil gets infected with the whatever they are calling this disease you have to wait 7 years to replant again. YIKES!!



So the planting and cleaning continues and it does feel so good to be outdoors in short sleeves.  Makes my heart sing and the kids love it when Mom is outside all day.

"Be/Accept/Value/Forgive/Bless/Express/Trust/Love/Empower....Yourself. "  ~ unknown

Until next time....


28 comments:

  1. you are a sick, sick woman who takes her addiction and spreads it among us in blogland. just beautiful photos, deanna! :)

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  2. You found some lovely specimens to add to your garden.

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  3. I've seen your car ... That's a lotta flowers! But, hey ... it makes your heart sing. Go with it!

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  4. I am enjoying the perks of your sickness. Wonderful photos.

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  5. Keep up the good work- I love seeing all your pretties!

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  6. What a wonderful illness to have!

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  7. Yeah for you, Deanna! Spring weather and pretty flowers does do a heart good.
    I hope to do some prep work on my container garden tomorrow and buys plants this weekend.

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  8. If your love for flowers is a sickness, I'm still glad you're sharing it with us! :-) Your photos are so lovely. And I think filling your car with beauty and bringing it home to plant is just fine. I've planted no flowers so far, just veggies this year.

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  9. I think your sickness is contagious! I can't stop buying flowers, either. Your photos are fabulous, Deanna!

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  10. Boy you have got your work cut out for you hope you have some help in planting out these blooms. Have fun I am sure it will be beautiful when finished. Did you remember to buy some Ben Gay and a Heating Pad?

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  11. Oh my, there are way worse "sicknesses" you can have! :). Enjoy it!

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  12. And your photos, as well as hearing you so happy, makes MY heart sing! So glad you finally have some wonderful weather to enjoy and that you're sharing your "sickness" with the rest of us!

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  13. So pretty! My local grocery store always has such pretty flowers too.

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  14. I have the same sickness too. Every time I stop by a local store that sells plants I seem to find myself buying more and then wondering where I'm going to plant them. My mom found some lovely Impatiens that she planted in her garden. We'd heard about that problem but were assured that these were no infected. She does Begonia's in pots on her front porch. I need to replace roses too (insert another sad face). Have fun planting and we'll enjoy all your gorgeous blooms.

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  15. I can think of worse sicknesses!! lol Your photos are so beautiful. I've always admired the way you photograph flowers.

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  16. Hi Deanna! Did you get my email that I'm coming to Chicago at the end of June? I'd love to meet up with you if you are interested and have the time. xoxo, Becky ggrlogan@yahoo.com

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  17. Delicious . . . I have the same sickness . . .
    Now to get to the planting . . .

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  18. I am so happy that you have this so called sickness because your take gorgeous photos of this so called sickness your have and share them with us...

    Such great shots my friend.

    Hugs~

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  19. I have the same sickness as you. I'm running back and forth to the greenhouses like a mad woman! there's nothing better than spending the day outdoors gardening. Have a wonderful weekend, Deanna.

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  20. Your flowers are beautiful, Deanna.
    We lost 7 rose bushes, at least 3 blueberry bushes, and a blackberry bush that gave us almost 10 quarts of blackberries last year.
    I knew it was a real tough winter, but this, I did not expect. :-(

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  21. Your flowers are exquisite, Deanna. Wishing you a happy day! :)

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  22. Oh, I can come home with way too many flowers too. I have learned to keep it manageable over the last few years. In July and August with the 100 degree temps and 95% humidity, I can barely stay outside long enough to get mine watered.

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  23. Well the flowers make my heart sing too. I can't get enough. I have been to Lowes and the garden center more times in the last two weeks than I care to count♥

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  24. After the long winter, it's hard to resist flowers! I'm planting begonias this year too although I did buy some impatiens too. Couldn't resist! :)

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  25. beautiful flower captures. My impatiens got that disease too. I heard 5 years, whatever it makes me sad.

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  26. Makes my heart sing as well! Gorgeous post, beautiful flowers... Happy Friday :)

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  27. Looks like fun that you are having with all of your spring flower shots!

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