My favorite flower

I ADORE flowers.  My hubby is welcome to bring them home anytime he wants (hint, hint), but what I really love is seeing flowers peeking up through my garden.  I love watching my perennials pop up and slowly stretch themselves to a full bloom, as if they are stretching their arms from the long winter nap.

I am often discovering new varieties of plants that I would love to add to my garden, but one plant remains my all-time favorite.  The hydrangea.

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Blooming Beauties

Spring is just around the corner!  Ironically, we have snow forecast for the weekend, but I have spring on the brain.  Our poor plants have been so confused by the ups and downs in weather this winter, but I am looking forward to the days where blooms are abundant and bees are buzzing.

This week’s topic for the Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo is BLOOM.  So perfect for those like myself who are getting excited for spring’s bloom.  Here are a couple of my favorite blooming beauties… Zinnias!  I plant these every year and each year I get a different array of beautiful colors.

I can’t wait to see what blooms this year.


One last little petal blooming up from the center of this hot pink beauty


A pop of red against the the lush green background

Do you have any blooms popping up where you live?  Any other signs of spring?