Hello! Today I have some garden photos to share. I use to have a beautiful perennial garden where people would drive for miles just to come and view. But then I suffered a back injury about three years ago and got a full time job, and my garden went to, well, shall we say 'weeds'? I call it my 'natural prairie grass garden' now. There are a few pretty blooms that pop up now and then, but for the most part, it is just tall grass and weeds. Someday, when I no longer work full time, I will restore it to it's former state, but for now, the weeds win. As much as I wish I could be Wonder Woman and work a full time job commuting two hours a day, clean a 3000 square foot house, participate in ministries, maintain a acre of perennials, and be the perfect wife, mother, and friend…I can't. I just can't do it all and some things just have to go…so I chose to let my garden go.
Nevertheless, there are the 'survivors'. The flowers that scream 'No! I will bloom amidst adversity, amidst the weeds that want to choke out my life, amidst the neglect.' I love their perseverance, and if they survive till I am able to restore them to their former glory, I will give them a home forever in my garden.
Here are the Spring Survivors:
A double pink peony. You gotta love peonies. Anyone can grow a peony bush, and they always make any person look like a Master Gardener. Such show offs they are!
And now for the Summer Survivors:
The Sunflower. I wish I could say I planted this beauty, but I didn't. My friendly, feathered friends scattered their seed all over my garden creating a sea of sunflowers to cheer me up every time I do the dishes and look out my kitchen window. How did they know I needed that? Thank you birdies!
Have a great day! Amy