It would still be nice if it were Friday today, but I’m ok with Thursday…

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/linger/

I was thinking this morning of how best to avoid today’s writing prompt while I was waiting patiently for it to appear in my in-box, and I’ve decided on a brief tour of what’s blooming in the old garden right now.

As you can see, we still have a few daffodils blooming.  This is because I planted them late.  I am pretty sure that they won’t be blooming this late next year!

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We also still have lots of tulips, although sadly many of them are also spent.  I didn’t take pictures of any of those.  They make me too sad…

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I’m not sure what this is – I think I planted bulbs, but of course now I can’t remember what I planted.  I like them though!!

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Some flowers in pots – gardeners around the world are grimacing as I can never remember what most of the plants in our garden are called…

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Roses and marigolds on our deck (those are easy to remember)

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There is still much to do in the garden.  There are a few holes to fill where plants did not come back from last year, and a patch that I need to fill with somewhat hardier plants (that like shade) than I tried last year.    Then there is the back lawn which will be replaced with wooly thyme and stepping stones after the house is painted.  Then there is the front which I want to take apart after the house is painted and start from scratch – just gotta get those california lilacs out of there (Kevin, it has to happen – they have taken over the entire front yard.)  I can hardly wait!!

Posted on May 21, 2015, in Daily Post, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beautiful photos. I can tell you that flowers 7, 8 and 9 from the top are osteospermum. Last week I planted four in my garden in the same colours, with a white one. They are very pretty and usually flower all through Summer. This year I even had a survivor from last year, but he decided to die eventually.

    • Phew…thanks! I knew someone would let me know. Of course, I’ll forget by tomorrow, but at least I can come back here and check again. I plant them every year because they last so long, but I always forget their names. Maybe I should just call them Fred and Pete…

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