Friday, May 25, 2018

Flower Friday

Today we are joining Rosy for Flower Friday.  Mom finally remembered to get some pics of our flowers.

A mini-garden of wax begonias with a pretty little girl statuette and her dog.


Another mini-display with a mix of superbells, million bells, and more wax begonias.


A view of our front entryway.  That wreath was made by Deb from The Three Little Pugs for our Mom a couple of years ago.  Mom added a few bright pink flowers to it as the sun had damaged some of the original ones.  


This planter is tucked in a corner on the front porch and is also filled with wax begonias - the one flower that seems to do the best for Mom.

A closer view of one of the porch urns.  Lots of pink geraniums, some trailing ivy, and a spike in the middle. 


Inside we have this beautiful orchid.  It is still pretty small but it never fails to bloom.


Moving back outside to the back yard, here are the fenced-in flowers.   They are fenced-in because somePup would stick her snooter in the planter and pull the plants out:)  We don't know who that was, but Mom said she wasn't taking any chances this year.


In the planters are a mix of lantana and penta.  The deck gets a lot of direct sun, and with the windows behind the planters, Mom has to plant flowers that do very well with the heat.  



The Five Prisoners seem to be thriving despite their incarceration.



Don't they look nice and healthy?


This is a diplodenia that Mom moves inside for the winter.  She is hoping it will start to bloom soon because it doesn't get much sun inside and never blooms inside.


Well, this isn't exactly a flower, but our one tomato plant growing in a "smart" pot is doing very well.  It has several yellow flowers and  . . . 


  . . .if you look closely, you can see four tiny tomatoes coming along.


Now wait a minute, Mom.  That's not supposed to be here for Flower Friday.  OK, we will tell them about it.  Our two chimneys that are covered with stucco had very fine cracks in them. In order to repair, all the stucco had to be removed.  Lo and behold, ALL the wood underneath was totally rotted.  So both chimneys have to be rebuilt from top to bottom and then re-stuccoed.  Mom and Dad just roll their eyes when they think about the costs - several tens of thousands of dollars:(  But it is maintenance that HAS to be done.  The next steps should begin next week on this chimney, and then they will do the same for the other one.



We couldn't let this post be complete without at least one pic of us.  We are all smiling because Mom says we have all been very good about leaving her flowers alone (so far).


We will close with this beautiful pot of flowers that Mom got for Mother's Day from one of our human sisters.  It is just gorgeous.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
This is a blog hop - Flower Friday with Jakey, Arty, and Rosy from LLB in Our Backyard, but we couldn't find the code to add the linky here.

14 comments:

Millie and Walter said...

You have lots of beautiful flowers. That is a lot of pots to keep watered. Hopefully the jails will keep those nosy pups out of them.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD those are gorgeous plants - I have a passion for geraniums and pelargoniums and also for begonias! (lots else too, but you didn't show them...&*>)... oh, and you don't have to tell me about costs of maintenance. Full roof renewal last year plus shoring up the chimneys. Yeechhh... and they wonder why I'm on toast and butter... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Marg said...

Those are some mighty pretty flowers. The Mom here likes to put things in pots too. We love begonias too.
So sorry about your chimneys. That really stinks. You three Woos need to give your Mom some extra attention. You all have a fabulous week end.

Molly the AireGirl said...

Your flowers are sooooooo gorgeous and we love the little girl statue with her dog! Mom can't stop oooooh'ing and ahhhh-ing over your orchid!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my Woos you have all kinds of gorgeousness going on inside and outside your home. We love the statue and OMCs that orchid is lovely and your Wreath by Deb.

Good grief on the chimney...yikes yep one of those things that has to be done.
Several years ago my peeps had to spend lots of Madi treat money to have a vapor barrier put in the crawl space under the house and sump pump (that NO ONE SEES) but it had to be done after 6" of rain in 2007 in one day that settled under the house. YIKES.
Hugs madi your bfff

Brian said...

Those flowers sure are pretty! I hope you all have a terrific weekend!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

All your flowers look so beautiful. I especially like your mini garden. We are sorry about the chimney. We hope the work does not disturb you.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Everything is beautiful, especially the 3 of you. Have a wonderful long weekend! XO

The Gang at LLB said...

We love your flowers today...so many beautimous pinks!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Rosy, Arty & Jakey
PeeEss-We aren't sure why the code isn't showing either... :-(

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! You sure have a lot of flowers!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Holy cow...your mum has such gorgeous flowers! Regrowing chimneys is hard (and clearly expensive) work. Sorry you have to go through that but it will be nice and toasty come wintertime. Have a glorious Memorial Day weekend.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Your flowers are all beautiful. Our tomato plants are still little.
Sorry about the chimney's.
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh my, you have so many beautiful flowers. My mom loves orchids but hers aren't as beautifully as yours and her excuses are the weather is too hot and too humid. Have a terrific weekend!

Love,
Eva

Huskies622 said...

Beautiful flowers! And so sorry about the hose repair, but you are right, it has to be done. Sigh.

Kiki and Nala