My flower garden makes me sooooo happy in the springtime, so I want to share it with you. Although I don’t get out and work in it often enough, I feel closer to God whenever I do because He lets me have a little part in helping make things grow.
I’d like to have a pretty wreath on the front door, but birds build nests in it, and then we can’t go in and out that door for weeks for the sake of the baby birds. So it remains wreath-less. The hosta to the left took a few years to get going, but is doing well now. I forgot what that delicate purple-flowered ground cover is called but I love it.
These rhododendrons are still young and small, but the blooms are a delightful shade of purple. I love purple flowers of all kinds because they are a bit more of a challenge to find. Besides that, they look fabulous with yellows, pinks, even an occasional orange (like my summertime daylilies) for contrast.
I have plans to get the family to help me do some major expansion of our flower beds this spring. It will be a lot of work initially, but my eventual goal is to have more naturalized areas in our yard, and less lawn to mow.
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