Weeding my Garden of Life

in OCD5 months ago (edited)

The loveliness of you never escapes me
May I gaze upon you, always and a day?



First, we must have a flower. Always a flower.


This last May or somewhere in that vicinity, I went to the nursery to peruse their plant and seed section. I bought packets of seeds and some starter plants to plant in the flower garden. I'm sure you did too!


"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?"


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The progress was amazing, especially mixing in last years perennials and this year's additions. Add a dash of torrential rain now and again, and then again this week. Well, we have an abundance right now. Yes. We are living in the land of plenty right now. While some flowers start fading at the end of the season, there are others that really shine in the waning days of summer into the first part of fall. I am counting out my days.



It was not without hardship, all of these different flowers, every single one of them with distinctly opposing growing cycles and watering needs. Most flowers need some sun or indirect sun, and some type of nutrients to help them grow, some less than others. However, there was sun and heat beyond normal for this spring, then it continued for almost a whole month. Still, they persevered. They did not disappoint and they still continue to put out the beauty.


Dahlia and Marigold - they always seem to be winners in my garden.



Admittedly, I got Clematis envy and planted it well after the other plants. I thought it might be too late in the season, but, it did really well and put out many flowers. It exceeded all of my expectations. I can't ask for anything more!


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I have to admit, I have become a nursery snob. I used to buy mine at one of the Big Box stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot, or something like that. Since I have become loyal to my nursery, my plants seem to thrive better, have less mold/mildew problems. Coincidence? Perhaps. But, perhaps not. So, I continue to go to the same place and buy all my flowers and my vegetable seedlings. (and seeds!)



They do a lot of the potting themselves and have even come to my house to check out what was eating my plants. This was a courtesy visit from them, which, I will be forever grateful. They really care about their customers!



They were able to help me with the problem and get me on the right track. I didn't realize I was watering too much in that area. It didn't get as much sun as most of the other areas and the ground had some clay in it, so it didn't drain as well. You really should wait for the ground to become dry before you give it more water. Lesson learned.



I was, and still am exceedingly happy with the updated results of my beloved garden. Every day, the flowers sway in the breeze, nodding their heads good morning. It's the little things in life. I smile back, grateful for the beauty.



Flowers really do intoxicate me. ~Vita Sackville-West



My hydrangea is so very special. It stands alone with this distinction. Just this one. They are all beautiful, but, this one came with me when I moved from another house, a house with so many memories. So many very good times, so much laughter and so much life... and then, in the middle of the night, when nobody was looking, a life-changing event invaded my life. Changing it forever. A few years later, when I moved, I took my little hydrangea with me. I give it special attention, wanting it to stay healthy and grow old with me.


Later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
Ran my fingers across the whole world
And whispered,
"Where does it hurt?"
It answered,

"Everywhere"
"Everywhere"
"Everywhere"

-Warsan Shire



Yes! There is something alluring about blue flowers! They are bold and beautiful! I love them!



I love all different kinds of flowers. Every year, I have such a hard time choosing flowers when I go to the nursery. I love them all and this makes the task so much harder. In the end, it all works out and I am pretty sure that there is no wrong flower, just wrong places to plant them.


More land in which to spread the seed is what I really need.



Words have some degree of inadequacy
When I gaze upon your loveliness
You speak without saying a word
Or maybe a few, if perchance
There are whispers of the heart and love
My love, my love
How could I deny you
The first chance of the season
To make it all right
Once again


Today is another perfect day for another perfect day.



To think that it all started with a seed. Seeds are what got me hooked on plants and now I harvest the seeds from the flowers and vegetables every year, carefully letting them dry and then putting them in a place that is cool and dry until the next season. Oh, yes. It all began with a tiny little seed.


As always, thank you for visiting and reading hope that you will be sharing your world with me, I look forward to reading. Have a wonderful week ahead!

One last flower.


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¸.♥´¸.•♥¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul
(¸.•´♥ (¸.•´ ♥



And just like that, this post is done. Electic and true, from me to you. Come back tomorrow and we'll do it again! Have an amazing day!



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Beautiful flowers. Such a wonderful colourful garden! :)

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It is always amazing to me how life can be changed by a matter of seconds. Every time I have been in an accident, I think if I had just been a few seconds later or earlier, or the other person had been delayed an extra second or two, there would not have been an accident at all...

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Those beautiful pictures if flower really make my day.....
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Thank you for making my day! I am so glad you enjoyed the flowers! Have a wonderfully splendid day!

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What a delightful post! The pictures are just stunning. I'm particularly fond of the dahlias probably because I've never had particular luck growing them.

I think the main difference between the Nursery and the big box is simple. The nursery hires people that truly enjoy nurturing plants. The people at the box store are just putting in time until they can get on a forklift...

That is probably true, Tom @bigtom13 But, who doesn't love a forklift?? Weeeeeeee!

Thank you always for your kind and generous comments. They are always appreciated. I never knew I could grow Dahlias. I was given some bulbs when someone was culling their garden and stuck them in the ground. I was pretty surprised when they came up! I had no idea what they were when I planted them. You are pretty hot out there, but, I wonder if they would grow in late fall or late winter when it really isn't winter at all. :)

I actually only go to the nursery now and skip the big box stores. I pay more for it, but, they seem to develop better and be a healthier plant. (Sometimes)

Hi, Tom! I hope you are having a great day!

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Those are beautiful flowers. Those are lovely flower close ups. Each one was a bunch of happy feeling.
Yes, I visited nursery too 😊 here is one of the close ups

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That is such a beautiful set of flowers! I love the vibrancy of the color and can only imagine how it will decorate a garden! Did you purchase any or was this a look-see date with the nursery?

The yellow/red combo is one of my favorites. As is purple/yellow and, well, I think you get the point. There is no bad combo, right? :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a kind and generous comment. Have a great day!

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I bought this one for my sister. She s having them. I dont live in one place for long, so dont have any where I live currently 😬

And that's very true, no combo is bad
Thank you 😊

Well, someday. :) We all get tired of moving and long to set down roots. Eventually.

Then the combos that you like! 😁

😊😊 soon to get married and settle down some beautiful place

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I don't know how well Mary's garden grows but Denise's grows pretty spectacular. Wonderful post, Denise:) A feast for the eyes.

YOu are one of the kindest, gentlest souls. Thank you so much. Always. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your witty words. xoxo

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When I see your flowers, I feel like giving up all my photos and starting over. I feel like I did everything wrong.
Thank you for helping me want to improve my work.

You have the wrong thoughts! I enjoy your posts and always have. The fact that our posting methods are different is of no consequence. Yours are unique to you, one of the reasons it separates you out from others.

Mulțumesc pentru cuvintele frumoase! Iti doresc o zi frumoasa.

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Very correct in Romanian!
Yes, we are each unique if we do not plagiarize. I want to say that I feel trapped in the way I write blogs and I would like to change something.

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The marvelous paradise of your own 🥰

When I grew old, I wish I have a house with a garden and grow flowers 🌷🌹🥀🌺

I hope to always grow flowers! I agree they are always beautiful. I hope all is going well for you and that things are getting back to a new normal for you. I hope it is cooler there than it is here! 35C is too warm for me!

Thank you for dropping by and leaving your words. Have a great day!

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Haha, it's not just cooler but cold! About +15 C. My t-shirts lie in a wardrobe unpacked I so much look forward to a real summer 🤗

Thank you for your generosity, dear Denise ❤ Have a great day!

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Such beautiful colorful and vibrant colored flowers would love them all in my garden 😊

Thank you for such a kind comment! You have such amazing flowers where you come from! Trade you some of mine for some of yours! :)

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Haha...deal i will gather them up and have them FedEx to your front door 😊

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Beautiful flower with colour indeed and its give pleasure to watch and feel the charm of nature.

Nature is truly amazing! Indeed! I hope you are having a great day! Thank you for stopping by!

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I love seeing all of your beautiful flowers! Of course, I'm so happy to know your hydrangea story. It's color is quite unique and I'm so glad you brought to your new house!

Thank you so much! You always sneak in the middle of the night over here. :) I am always taking pieces of my life with me when I move to another location. It is like bringing the family, sort of.... oh, yeah, I have to bring them too! :)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind and thoughtful comments. I hope all is well in your world there ! Stay safe!

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I love flowers so much it's really cool

Thank you so much. Flowers make for a beautiful world. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words. Have a great day!

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I will always be with you

Mary's garden is so brilliant. It takes a lot of effort to take care of such a garden. You are indeed a passionate person as far as growing flowers is concerned. I am challenged in this one. Please continue with this remarkable work.

Thank you so much. Flowers are such a beautiful way to decorate our earth. You are not challenged. You just haven't found the right one yet. :)

Have a most wonderful day.

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Class one photography.

Thank you for your kind comment. I wish you a most wonderful day.

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Lest I forget! Thanks for reblogging this post @prydefoltz! I am always forgetting, but, know that I thank you in my heart. xo