Is there something blooming in your yard that you love to cut and bring inside? Do you love it more because it fills your rooms with its wonderful scent?
Our Magnolia blooms started opening last weekend.
The aroma is heavenly. I wish you could smell them here this year – because it seems to be a stronger, sweeter scent.
Is that possible?
Patricia Neely-Dorsey, our local poet and Mississippi’s Goodwill Ambassador, has a lot to say about our sweet Magnolias.
Find her on Facebook here.
She loves any pictures of her books with real Magnolia blooms, so they wound up on my front porch.
Winston did, too. (He’s right by the door so he doesn’t miss the opportunity to follow me inside. Ha.)
Spunky Daughter stayed with me a couple of days last week while HH was out of town. She brought the seedlings she’d planted earlier this spring and a few flowers she’d bought when she stopped to get potting soil. (Just like her mother…can’t resist colorful flowers!) She painted several of my old pots, and we potted everything. These were leftover, so I stuck them inside this pot with the chrysanthemums.
I love the pop of orange-red beside the front door.
At one end of the front porch, I planted these cherry-red Gerbera daisies with basil and the potato vine.
The Baptisia is blooming from the ground just beyond this pot.
At the opposite end of the porch, I finally got the slugs under control so my hydrangea could get healthy. I love the different color blooms
I rooted this Nikko blue from my bush in Georgia and moved it with us. Our alkaline soil here gives me all different shades of blues, pinks, and purples. I love that, but I do miss the vibrant blue blooms we had in our acidic Georgia soil.
The side porch geraniums are doing well…even without bright sunshine to help them bloom.
Have you ever seen a soybean seedling?
We had a burst of rain two days ago, and these guys appeared the next morning.
Can you see the teensy rows in this picture?
By yesterday evening, they’d grown completely visible from the front porch.
A quick, light rain in the a.m. can really move things along!
So…what’s blooming at your house? Anything that has a sweet aroma?