Flowers for those needing a little Spring, still
Friday April 26th 2013, 10:34 pm
Filed under: My Garden

Another of the amaryllises from my Dad is opening up, with a third about to.

This red rose bush (unlike the yellow one next to it) was diseased and stunted when we moved here and we very nearly cleared it out, but hey, it was already there and I was quite sure I was never going to plant something as fussy to care for as roses; Richard looked up what to do and treated it that second spring with who-remembers-what-now.

That was 25 years ago. Over a year or two’s time it gradually came around, and since then it has simply thrived of itself, blooming profusely, asking nothing of us. It just needed a little bit of help and attention to get past that one rough patch when it was younger.

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Beautiful! I don’t seem to have much luck with outdoor flowers. Maybe because I don’t really like playing around in the outdoor dirt and sun. I prefer the no-bugs indoor types.

Comment by Jody 04.27.13 @ 4:43 am

Such a beautiful reward for giving a struggling flower a second chance! 🙂

Comment by Pam 04.27.13 @ 5:08 am

Sounds like some kids I have known.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.27.13 @ 6:57 am

Whooosh! Gorgeous! And three cheers for that red rose!

Comment by Donald Meyer 04.27.13 @ 9:49 am

Like roses, like teenagers.

And thanks for the flowers – we finally have warmth and crocuses, so the rest won’t be far behind.

Comment by twinsetellen 04.28.13 @ 6:29 am

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