Yes, I love most of them, but the snakes, oh dear Lord, NO! They should all be gone where no one can see them, in the woods. They are so scary. Otherwise, I definitely enjoy these beauties and also …… the snakes if they stay far away from me, smile.
One of the benefits of having a garden, either small, medium or large, is that you can enjoy “returns” from it.
What I mean is, say for instance that yours is a vegetable garden. Well, you get free produce that most importantly, is organic. If you have a flower garden, you get the beauty and splendor of a hodgepodge of different flowers. If on the contrary you have both, a flower and veggie garden, then you are blessed with something that not every soul in this world has.
Therefore, plant, care, harvest and enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Smile.
Yes, one of my very favorites. The CREPE MYRTLE TREE. This spectacular tree blooms in different colors providing us a show stopper to take a moment, stop and watch its beauty.
At home I have the purple, lavender and pink. There are two other varieties that I admire, the red and the white.
Friends, after these series of 2021 Summer Garden Trees, hanging baskets and Flower containers, you must go to the garden center and start the Fall planning to beautify your gardens with good old Crepe Myrtle.
What a simple way to display the beauty and colors of flowers. Hanging baskets provides us with the opportunity to show off those particular plants tha tend to hang. The more they hang the more beautiful the baskets are. Enjoy this fantastic montage of Hanging Baskets 2021, Part 1.
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I always love to do my morning walks to enjoy the fantastic displays of summer flowers in the neighborhoods around me. However, sometimes the display is not as flamboyant, especially if we have experience the super-hot days of this summer.
Nevertheless, there is still good stuff to enjoy around.
THE RUBBER PLANT
Again, I do not need any flowers to keep my arrangement looking amazing. The colors and the size of the leaves are attractive enough to please anyone.
This is an interesting plant that comes in a variety of colors. I would say that one of the most popular colors is the cream border with the inside of the leaves in several tones of green. It is pretty hardy though but again, in cooler climates it may not perform well. It prefers spaces with partial shade from the sun. It is also pet friendly.
Keep it trimmed if you do not want it to take a whole lot of your garden space, smile.
THE TI PLANT NO FLOWER-FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
This plant is also known as the Hawaiian good-luck-plant. In frost-free regions, it's grown as a landscape shrub where it adds tons of color to yards and gardens all year long.
I have my Ti plant outdoors in my year-round warmer climate location. In the north or in cold areas; however, you must bring it indoors as soon as the temperature begins to fall. After I am done with this arrangement, I will stick it in the ground or a pot and it will root into another pretty plant. These are some stats:
Perennial in warmer climates only: Yes
Hardiness: As a landscape shrub outdoors, it's hardy in Zones 10-11. Bring indoors in the fall in colder areas
Deer Resistant: No, but they may eat the tops; however, Ti is not their first choice.
Full Sun: Yes, somewhat, keep reading.
Partial Sun: Yes, somewhat, keep reading.
Shade: Give it some shade from the hot afternoon sun .
Bloom Color: Pale Pink, White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms all year in warmer climates.
Plant Color: Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Variegated, White.
Size: 10’ to 12 ‘
Water Needs: Keep the soil moist, but not wet for extended periods.
Good Companion Plants: In container gardens, it pairs wonderfully with impatiens, sweet potato vine, purple hearts, and other favorites.
Yes, indeed. Greenery is abundant all over and the patterns, colors and designs are as enjoyable as any flower.
Since there is usually plenty of it and often times you have to trim them, why not just take a stroll out in your garden and select some non-flower type material. Then, go inside, get a traditional or non-traditional container add water and boom, an arrangement is born.
Tomorrow, more ideas and options to make our homes beautiful with Mother Nature’s beauties.
These two colors pair so well together. They are bright, colorful and lovely. Again, these flowers also decided to perform in my garden and I can be so happy for that. For some reason, they continue to perform the Natural routine. They pop-up in summer time, go dormant in the fall and winter, start to get ready in the spring and display a super show in summer.
Again, Mother Nature rewards us day in and day out. These flowers are so consistent in my garden. I never water or feed them and yet they perform as though I am obsessed with caring for them to look this amazing. Thank you God, these beauties make my life so wonderful every day when I go to my garden.
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