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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Early Morning Bouquet

Hi, ya'll. 
Doing good ???
 I sure hope so... it's a beautiful day out here in West Texas. 

We've  had some God-Given rains that have really made our lawns
and flowers look so awesome


My whole back yard is just FULL of blooms...
the Rose of Sharon have been beautiful the whole month of AUGUST...
(Sept. is bringing falling blossoms so it won't be pretty by this fence for much longer...)


The lady across the alley from us gave me a really tiny plant several years ago..

I planted it.
it grew...
it also sprouted little tiny baby Rose of Sharon plants...


...and I dug them up and replanted in other places...


 and the first thing I knew,

I had them all along most of the back fence...

They just take my breath away .....






THIS is the Mother Plant from which all the other came.

So many blooms, the branches are starting to droop....

Flowers flowers everywhere..... 
and the beauty part of these flowering bushes....
very little maintenance.

....a little trimming....
a little water.....
that's about it.

Very VERY hardy.

 .....in the front tiny flower bed


 I'll miss these beauties when we move.

It took me several years to get them as large as they are.

I'll plant one or two at the summer house...
it will just take awhile before they are full and large.

and besides....
 just look at what is growing over there now...



...just look at these beautiful flowering bushes...



 some of the most beautiful CREPE MYRTLE .................
I had always  planned to plant a Crepe Myrtle somewhere around Sweet Nothings....
just one of those things that never happened....

 Well, now I have these pretty things to look at, right outside our new dining area...
 I LOVE
these beautiful flowers...

such pretty colors and
I think these need about the same care as
Rose of Sharon.

You know...
I believe it's true that when GOD closes one door in your life,
HE opens another.

I am so blessed.

34 comments:

Donnie said...

Your home really showed well especially with the beautiful flowers and plants around. Hope all goes well so we can read about your new adventures. Hugs.

Mindy said...

Well now, you know I have a wee bit of a gardening addiction, and I'd say your flowers, old and new, are just gorgeous!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Loved seeing your "family" of Rose of Sharons. They are so pretty along your fence.

Planting at least one pink crepe myrtle has been on my wish list for a couple of years now, and I have never gotten around to it. Because of my knee problem, my husband will need to dig the hole for any crepe myrtles. I am using your pretty pictures in my pep talk with him about getting at least one pink crepe myrtle plant, and getting it in the ground either this Fall or in the Spring. One picture will be worth a thousand words!

Jeanne said...

Hello bj, I adore your 'Rose of Sharon' trees. I have one very large tree on the backside of the cabin deck. The flowers are doubles in deep pink and so pretty. We also planted three pink crept myrtles in the lower part of our front yard. They didn't bloom this year but I am sure they will next year. We also planted a lilac bush and a crab apple tree in the middle of our yard near the bird bath and little bench. I know you will miss your lovely flowers my dear friend. I am sorry but I am also sure you will have a new garden in your new home. AND...you will have a pool. YAY!!! Lucky you.
I loved seeing your photos as always.

I hope you are feeling well and you will soon be settled and moved. I pray your house sale will be over soon.

Love you bunches,
Jeanne

Audrey said...

BJ ... Your Rose of Sharon are the prettiest I have ever seen. So glad you got rain and they were real showy when your house was on the market.
Hope you are in the process of closing now. Can't wait to see your new home all moved in a decorated. I know you will have so much fun. Hope you are feeling much better now.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful shots from your yard. The Rose of Sharon has such pretty blooms and your bird bath is darling.

Gayla said...

Such pretty flowers everywhere. Your Fench row of Rosé of Sharon is so pretty. I don't know if I would have thought this, but after you shared their heritage, I thought they ALL looked like.....sisters! Hugs.

Mecky said...

I love Rose of Sharon. Mine is loaded with blooms this year. I thought it was going to die in the heat last year. Mine is purple and I would really love a pink one, too.
The Crepe Myrtle looks really nice.

Britta Hill said...

The 'Rose of Sharon' looks terrific - and so easy to raise (in our mild climate I had a similar experience with centhrantus ruber - one plant first, then they sprung up all along the house - lovely). Did I get it right: you intend to move? That was the why I 'lost' my huge garden in change for a balcony - but as that is in Berlin, husband and I am very content. You will find my main blog www.berlinletters.blogspot.com - much easier than Google+. Glad to see you there! Britta

Pondside said...

What beautiful colours you can have in your hot climate! I'm glad to hear you'll take a piece of the Rose of Sharon with you to join the gorgeous Crepe Myrtle at the new house.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The flowers are beautiful BJ! I hope you're all moved and settled in soon:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

I love Rose of Sharon, not only are they beautiful, they are a hummingbird magnet! No experience with Crepe Myrtle, maybe they aren't hardy this far north? But they are beautiful too.

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! I love the way God blesses us with beauty all around us. I think it's amazing how your flowers are 'showing off' at the same time your home is being shown to buyers - that's a selling point for me! Love Rose of Sharon and Crepe Myrtle - don't have either in my yard. Maybe I'd better correct that one!
~Adrienne~

Sandy said...

GORGEOUS BJ! You are so fortunate to live in a part of Texas that gets a bit of rain. Beautiful yard! ;)

W. Latane Barton said...

Such beautiful flowers. I love rose of Sharon... it's old fashioned. I had one in Alabama but we moved off and left it. Things like that happen.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your rose of Sharon is beautiful, and I love the crepe myrtle at your new home.

Madeline's Album said...

I have 3 rose of Sharon bushes and 2 crepe myrtle bushes. They are not as large as yours but still pretty when they bloom. Hope you are feeling and doing ok. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Vee said...

Oh you have a wealth of flowering trees. Both the Rose of Sharon (beautiful name) and the Crepe Myrtle. It is amazing what you did to beautify that fence line...stunning! I agree with you, God always has a plan and it is a good one. I've never seen the grass so green in West Texas. That is wonderful!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Gorgeous flowers! I've always loved both of these and have never planted them.

Hope you're feeling better and not seeing 2 Johnny's any longer! (Even if he is a hunk!)

Beverly said...

Your Rose of Sharon is gorgeous, BJ. I would miss it, too. I love having things blooming in the yard. They bring me so much joy.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

That is just what I needed to hear today! My brain has been spinning its wheels lately...not bad stuff, just stuff!

Your flowers both places are stunning. It has been a good year here too, so tropical that the flowers have loved the weather. I think flowers near a pool are much more appealing than those that aren't, so your summer house wins my vote!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your current flowers and your new flowers are stunning. And I love your attitude- you are awesome and I am so blessed to visit your sweet blog.

I have neither Rose of Sharon or Crepe Mertle - I am a beginning gardener and just learning as I go.

I am excited my roses are doing well, so hopefully all is well in my garden as the years go by.

Big hugs to you and a big thumbs up to your Green Thumb~

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ! I haven't been around blog land much. Hope all is going well in your new place! Your Rose of Sharon is gorgeous, and love love the Crepe Mertle!! I think that is the name of the tree I have been looking for! I had seen it in a color that lookss almost purple from a distance.

Hugs,
Debbie xo

Irene said...

Wish I had a green thumb. Might try a crepe mettle and a rose of Sharon. Lovely garden BJ.

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

They are beautiful! I have some here and just love them! ( and I have them because my mom did when I was little! : )

From the Kitchen said...

Rose of Sharon was my mother's favorite flowering bush and she had such lush beautifies in her yard. Thanks for the memory.

Best,
Bonnie

Liz Hockamier said...

BJ! Your yard is so pretty! We are still in the 100's. UGH! Hardly anything is blooming.

~Liz

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love your Rose of Sharon trees....just beautiful!
Best wishes,
moni

Beth said...

I agree with Mindy - the flowers at BOTH places are beautiful. I have a Rose of Sharon too. Maybe I need to see if I can get some "babies" going from it. We cannot grow crepe myrtle here but I sure do like looking at it at your place!
xo beth

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful. My grandmother and aunt had beautiful Rose Of Sharons. I don't think they do well here. I never see them anywhere.
Thanks for sharing these beauties.
xoGinger

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love these pictures. Such beautiful flowers.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Jann Olson said...

Hi bj,
Little starts are little blessings! I had a couple of white rose of Sharon at my previous home. Starts from my sweet mother. One of our sons bought the home so now I have brought 6 starts and planted them up on our hill behind our fire pit. Starts were also given to some of my children. It's the gift that keeps on giving. I did buy a purple one and planted at this home. I saw Crepe Myrtles for the first time when we vacationed in the Carolinas 4 years ago. Gorgeous! Would like to try one here. Best of luck with your move my friend! Thanks for sharing these beauties with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love these bushes - I have both - Rose of Sharon and Crape Myrtle - always a favorite in the garden. They do grow very well and are hearty! They do make a marvelous display!
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello BJ, I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
I appreciate you!
Kathy