Tuesday, May 27, 2008

To Love, Honor, and Cherish

That's what Brian and I pledged to each other seven years ago today.
These are the roses he came home with after work in honor of our wedding anniversary. Aren't they beautiful?

And speaking of flowers.... I was tickled pink to discover we have tulips at this house, but that excitement was dimmed when I realized that this single bloom would be the only one we'd be able to enjoy.

My disappointment is a thing of the past now that the other perennials are making their appearance. This is a rare Fern Peonie that lives in our front yard.

The kids and I made our front porch more welcoming with the addition of these beauties . I have a collection of pots from my hometown pottery shop. You might remember them from our failed container garden last year.

Isn't it funny what makes you feel like a grown up? For some reason having my very own flower box on my front porch makes me feel like an adult. The two children planting the flowers? You'd think that's what would do it. But nope - they help me feel like a kid again.

The hints of yellow in there are the Mother's Day marigolds the kids gave me via their Sunday school teachers. The rest we picked out at the local greenhouse.

This jungle of green boasts giant Peonies as well as what I think are Day Lilies.

This one Hosta plant is bigger than the ten plants at our old house combined.

Then there are the Irises.... Purple I think. They remind me of the farm I grew up on in Wisconsin. We had tons of Irises by the cellar doors.

What's blooming in your yard right now?


4 Little Men & Twins May 28, 2008 at 2:55 PM  

Happy Anniversary! I love all the flowers... we have tulips too... quite a few but they still don't last long enough. I love them. We are waiting for our lilies to bloom right now. We have TONS of them.

MerrandaVK May 28, 2008 at 3:52 PM  

Happy Anniversary to you! We have some phlox, wigelia, potentella, and a couple of small rose bushes. We had to plant everything in our yard from scratch as it was a new home/yard. it was a lot of work, and it's all young and not so big and beautiful like you have at your home. I love the flower box - very welcoming and beautiful.

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