Purple showers and barbed wire

We have purple showers planted everywhere around here they are easy to grow and invasive so they spread quickly.

The scientific name is Ruellia simplex ‘Purple Showers also known as mexican petunia.

There is something about flowers, fence post and barbed wire that I love.

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Fall is almost here

It is time to put out those fall wreaths and decor.

I love my clearance sales and last year I hit the jackpot when it came to fall clearance.

These white pumpkins were $5.99 each the orange one $7.99 that alone was about $45.00 in pumpkins. There are triple this many flowers the stems ranged from $2.00 to $7.99 and the small acorns were 2.99 each.

I would say I was able to pick up about $200.00 worth of fall decor for $20.00.

My favorite thing is the cattails.

The trick to this is do not rush out there when it first goes on clearance be patient and wait a few weeks that is when you SCORE big time. Go by the stores 1 x a week so you can keep an eye out.

I always store this stuff in the large vacume seal bags and there is 5 XL bags stuffed with flowers I have found on clearance for all the different seasons.

I hate using the sameĀ  wreath more than once I like to change things up. I always make my mother n law wreaths plus I take flowers to the cemetary for my dad.

The clearance stuff I buy always gets used & the stuff is high quality stuff.

I love C L E A R A N C E!

Tiny purple petals

Capturing angles in pictures sometimes gives us a little bit different perspective.

This is a Golden Dewdrop Duranta plant and its flowers are tiny but very pretty.

Balance and inner peace

Often times we walk past something without noticing it.

Then one day we look down and see the beauty in the Verbena that is cascading across the moss rock. It is those days that let me know my life is in balance and that I have inner peace.

Life is simple but sometimes our minds are so cluttered with things we never get to find that balance.

Take a deep breath walk outside and look for something that brings you joy. Stand there and enjoy the moment.

A lot of color

I normally buy quite a few new plants during the spring and summer.

Plants brighten up spaces many multiply and you can share with someone special.

Watering all the plants is therapeutic for me and it helps me clear my head and enjoy the great outdoors.

This year I planted about 1200 flower seeds.

One of my favorite flowers are the zinnias they are in all shapes and colors and have been beautiful.

If you love a lot of color add some flowers in different colors to your yard and porch.

Flowers brighten my day and thanks to my sister reminding me about pressing flowers I have been doing that the last three weeks.

Jack is going to be making me a 12 x 12 flower press and the little grandkids some small ones. I think this is something they might enjoy doing.

A rose is a rose

The smell of a rose is like no other.

The beauty these flowers show each and every day is amazing that is why we love the knockout roses.

This was an early morning low light picture of a rose with morning dew.

My favorite pictures to take are early in the morning the light is magical and you can do so much with it.

Sometimes beauty is all around us we just have to open our eyes to see it.

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Then and now

There is 3 1/2 weeks difference in these pictures.

It is truly amazing how fast petunias grow.

I spent a lot of time making my huge planter and painting it with the metallic paints only to realize a few weeks later the pot does not even show anymore lol.

A good rule of thumb when it comes to finding the perfect place for your petunias is the lighter colors need filtered sun rather than full sun and brighter or darker colors can handle the sun better.

If you can find the perfect spot for your petunias they will really put on a show with lots of blooms every day to brighten up your yard.

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Vintage Window

Vintage Windows are amazing I love the look of them and there are so many projects you can do with them.

I saw this project done on Pinterest many years ago andĀ I saved it to one of my boards knowing that one day I would use this idea.

This project is so simple just hang an old window frame in a tree using some rope or chain then add a hook in the center of the frame up top and add your hanging basket of flowers.

I am a visual interest person I like to take areas of our yard that are sort of bland looking and wake them up.

This area gets some afternoon sun but it is filtered from the tree. I think the Vinca hanging basket and the window frame complement each other quite well.

Adding this small splash of color really made a big difference.

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Blooming Daylilies

It is that time of year when the daylilies bloom.

This year they are doing really well I think its because we have had so much rain.

Through the years we have moved a few into the backyard secret garden area but I found a new place to move some in the front yard.

I love it when flowers multiply and you can share them with someone special or move a few to a new location.

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