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.