This delightful quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson always brings a smile to my face.
I'm usually fairly adept at growing vegetables; flowers not so much. Nevertheless, I love having flowers in our house and bring in whatever nature (with some amateur help from moi) allows me to grow.
The dianthus blooms have never been as beautiful and plentiful before. (Ooops, yes, that is an empty wine bottle in the background. This heat and humidity is causing both occupants of this house to drink.)
This variety of gladioli has been blooming for a couple of weeks now. (Karen, the ones you sent me a couple/few years ago just yesterday showed a first blossom of the year. Yay!)
My old standby cosmos (even I can reliably grow them) have been wildly prolific this year, especially this "Rubenza" variety.
The last couple of years the bush zinnias haven't produced well for me, and I almost didn't start them this year. Now I'm glad I did as they are full of blossoms and a gazillion buds. This small vase of them is on the back of our toilet. (Aren't you glad I shared that info?)
If, indeed, the earth does laugh in flowers, I say bring 'em on. We need the flowers and the laughs this year.
Morning Dove Nesting
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