Tuesday, May 21, 2019
In All Their Splendor
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
Yes, I know I'm late to the party this year. Usually, my husband, Danny, and I select flowers for our deck in April, and here it is, May, and we finally, finally get around to purchasing and planting them.
Those of you who have followed this blog for some time already know that our house is tucked away in the forest, so our deck receives more shade than sun. That limits plant choices somewhat, but I think the blooms we choose this year are already stunning.
The tried and true Double Impatiens are, of course, included in the mix.
Pretty in pink, don't you think?
Despite our begonias turning into "begone-ias" last year, we take another chance on them. They aren't an overly dramatic plant, but beautiful still the same.
We decide to take a risk on two new, to us, shade-tolerant plants. This one is called the Summer Wave Bouquet.
Isn't it elegant? The blossoms' shape reminds me of Morning Glories.
This delicate plant is called Aretes Upright. Odd name, for sure, but a delight for the eyes, nonetheless.
All of these beauties promise to bloom until autumn, which doesn't arrive here in Georgia until late October/early November. I'm so looking forward to the months ahead where, every day, when I sit on our deck, these flowers, in all their splendor, will remind me of how wondrous God's creation truly is.
at May 21, 2019
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