Fantasy Flora



Hello and Happy Thursday!

It s the last week of school, here. My nieces and nephew are already out and have arrived for the summer. The school year babies are still here, as their parents are finishing up in the classroom– it makes for a busy week!

My spring pretties are at their peak in our various gardens, making this the week of my obligatory annual Look at My Pretty Flowers  post. I don’t have much in the way  of summer or fall flowers, but oh, I have them in the spring!

Beats me what this one is called, but it grows in all my gardens. If I liked yellow better, I’d be happier about it…


Here is my favorite, the classic purple iris; a little insider secret, these are scented! Part of the reason they are my favorite. 🙂


Daughter #2 is garden-master this year, as I have not had a spare moment. Remember the seed starter kit? She planted them in the ground faithfully and has even weeded, once! Here is her squash.


My wisteria bush is one of the joys of my existence. Oh, how I love this color.


These beautiful two-toned ladies were a surprise…brand new this year and oh, so pretty! They must have been in that packet of bulbs from the school fundraiser. Gorgeous, gorgeous irises!




It is the simple things in life. I love my yarrow, I love how it grows against the rock in an otherwise weed-free lawn, just brushing the road. It probably isn’t pretty to anyone else, but it is to me. ❤ Give me wildflowers over overdone hothouse bouquets, any day.


And my young bridal veil bush…still small, but gaining ground and blooming away…


More irises…my gorgeous burgundy ones…



And last, but not least, the peonies are out! My white ones, anyway. The dark pink are still a day or two away from bloom.


Not just flowers, but friends…many were gifts from friends…cuttings from other gardens, gifts to mark an occasion…

My yard is full of blooms from my childhood, and many happy memories.

Happy Thursday! We resume our regularly scheduled crochet posts next week. 😀


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