May 28, 2016

The flower finish

I was a good girl and only bought one vine and one hanging basket the other day.  But I was a bad girl when I changed everything.  I decided on just the pink and yellow supertunias in the barrels which is what was planted several days ago.  But the Royal Velvet purples looked so sad by themselves.  Besides, the four barrel plants had already spread to cover the top which tells me that three would give them more room.  The second (new to me) stop was a shop that had tons of orange petunias and unique combo baskets.  ORANGE!  Fabulous soft and glowing orange.  Hadn't seen offers elsewhere that were so unique.  Too late.  Now my pink looks so ordinary!
So I removed one yellow and one pink, added the Velvet.  Hanging baskets are Vista Bubble Gum, barrels and tubs are Bubble Gum, Limoncello, and Royal Velvet.   If they grow as crazy as they did last year, the pots will be covered in no time.  I will use my weak fertilizer with each watering as I always do.  The yellow Wave petunias are just in small tubs here and there.  Even though the soft orange made me whimper a little, I am happy with this combination.  And since all the large displays are the same, it doesn't look as distracting as last year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I played around more with the sacks, mainly because I am such a nerd.  This one even though aged, stood out way too much on the dark house and door.  If I had a red door ..... fabulous.  But I don't.
 
 
 
 
 
This flag is nylon, perfect for outdoors, dark colors and aging, 8" x 11" on a dowel for only $1 at Pat Catan's.  Wouldn't this look nice with green vines and twigs?  I used hot glue to hold the edges and it may end up on the inside of the door.  Good place for gloves in the winter.  Winter.  Why the hell would I even mention it?
 
Enjoy the holiday weekend.  It's a sad holiday for me, not a good time picnic.  I can't help picturing the gravestones of so many laid to rest here and abroad. Any death and injury from war is heart breaking, but my sadness is more so for WWII victims.  Can't explain it, maybe because of the men I have known from that generation.  I read about the horrific video of Marines beating a sheep to death with a baseball bat a few years ago and the prior video of throwing a puppy off a cliff.  It doesn't matter the circumstances, there is no excuse for the compassionless cruelty and laughter.  Our military should NOT be based on these viral videos because they are not a representation of our dedicated guardians.  The comments left are so full of vile hatred yet they point their fingers and attack anyone who disagrees with them.  They don't see the hate in themselves.  I'm beginning to hate Facebook because of this.

This is what my local paper does every year;  lists the names of the veterans who passed away in the last 12 months from my county alone.  So sad to see that group of veterans dwindling to only a few.  The first three columns are WWII, the last two are Korea.
 
Remember them along with all who served and sacrificed this Memorial Day.
 
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10 comments:

~mj~ said...

Hey Marly...do what I do and block hateful people. I don`t need to read that crap, I know it is out there. Your petunias are gorgeous!

Mary said...
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Vickie said...

Oh those pink petunias don't look ordinary to me you know!!!:D
Our Madeleine is now a graduate. Yay!
I have never done Facebook Marly. Maybe, you want to get out of it?

C. M. Designs said...

I have stopped looking at Facebook and have wanted to get off of it completely. I'm connected to pinterest through FB so that would mess things up in that direction. I would block the awful pictures of animals and terrible stories that are posted.
Your flowers are gorgeous.
Memorial day is a sad day. I agree. I remember, too, my loved ones that are no longer with me.
Your canvas bag is very creative and Americana. Love it.
Charlotte in Va.

Margaret said...

Love your flowers. I'm behind on blog reading. Love how your fox and grapes (Is that what that design is?) is looking. Love that you are having a bag fetish. lol! Fun fun!

Robin in Virginia said...

What gorgeous petunias! I like your idea of using the bag on the inside of the door for mittens/gloves, scarves, hats for winter. But until winter arrives, you could use it to hold umbrellas (the small compact ones), gardening gloves/tools.

Earlene L. said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I bought a bubblegum pink petunia yesterday so hope it blooms a lot. Love the rusty wheelbarrow!
Enjoy!!!

kelley said...

those yellow wave petunias are sweet...lovely what your local paper does...the WWII men and women are my true heroes, my Dad having served in the USMC, I feel blessed to be able to thank so many of them when they come through the ER at work...

Barb said...

I totally agree with you about Memorial Day. I always watch the concert in fact it will be on very soon. It is my small tribute to all the fallen soldiers.

laceystitcher said...

I agree with you about the hate and inappropriate language used on FB. I am blocking people like that now because I love seeing all the posts from my stitching groups. Your flowers are so beautiful! Remembering loved ones..................

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