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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flower shopping

My kids gave me a nice gift certificate to a nearby nursery for Mothers Day. I love walking through and looking at all those beautiful flowers! Here's what I ended up with for now.
I'll be going back with Bob to buy some perennials for the back yard.


A pretty welcome basket for the front porch.



I always get a fuschia to put by my front door. They do really well there and the hummingbirds love them!




Isn't this mixed basket pretty? I like the mixture of purple and yellow.

Thanks kids! I'll enjoy these all summer long!

20 comments:

Karen said...

I love the Welcome planter. Such pretty flowers and a GREAT idea for a Mother's Day gift.

Beth said...

Gorgeous flowers. I haven't gotten my supply for the summer yet--will Friday and Saturday.

ronitmathuroff said...

I love Flower and Rose is my favorite flower.

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ronitmathuroff said...

I love Flower and Rose is my favorite flower.

Florist Delhi

Rebecca said...

What a thoughtful gift! I'm envious of your baskets. I never seem to be able to keep them healthy so have sort of given up trying....

If I DID decide to try again, I think I'd take you along to help me in the selection process :)

Brooke said...

such a better gift than cut flowers! :) beautiful!!!

Pat said...

So pretty! I bought a fushia this year too, I understand they like the shade. I didn't know about the hummingbirds...that's a bonus!
Your home always looks so lovely!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Alllllllllll your choices were perfect. Beautiful colors Mari. Wish I could have a fuchsia...they do well for about a week...then, it gets too hot and sunny in our yard for them.

Connie said...

Beautiful flowers - great kids. You can't get any better than that, right?

Mary said...

Mari,

Lovely flowers, all of them but my favorite is the one with the welcome sign. Also love the purple and yellow one. I need to get photos of my backyard now that it's fixed up a little. Loved seeing your flowers. What a great Mother's Day gift.

Blessings,
Mary

Nancy said...

What beautiful plants you chose....They are all so gorgeous....Great gift your kids gave you....

Betty WSch. said...

Beautiful!! Such a great gift, you can admire it all summer long.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Ahhhh, the perfect gift! I always get a fuschia but wait 'till after Mother's Day for obvious reasons.

They are pretty pricy 'round here but I saw one on the square yesterday and stopped to see. The tag was seventeen dollars and I though...not bad. It's big and bountiful.

I went to check it out and was told the total was eight dollars. No joke! The gal said she was takin' a loss but the plant needed a new home. Go figure.

Needless to say...I did my happy dance right then and there!

Your plants are beautiful!

God bless ya and have a fantastic day!!! :o)

Kim said...

So pretty! I really like that mixed basket -- it's just so happy :)

Nancy said...

What a nice gift and the flowers you picked out are beautiful!!!

Musicaljean said...

They're beautiful!! I haven't been flower shopping yet.

Raise Them Up said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I love that your kids gave you a gift certificate to a nursery! What a neat idea! I think I might steal it for my mom next year. :)

septembermom said...

Jillian and I are having fun planting pretty flowers this year. It's such a nice thing to see the beauty grow all around.

Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

Gorgeous! I need to get a hanging basket too. All mine are planted in the ground but I think it's time to add this b/c it looks gorgeous how you have it placed.

Rita said...

I've taken to putting most of my annuals in pots. I just don't get up and down like I use to so they are easier to care for.

Love your choices. They are gorgeous.