Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"I didn't know the names of the flowers - now my garden is gone." - Allen Ginsberg (03-06-2014)

#2 Red Pot by back bedroom
#1 - by our front door
I hope you can help me identify my flowers.....

I'm better at growing weeds than I am at growing flowers - just ask my husband. Each year in the states I would buy and plant flowers and just watch the weeds take over. While searching for a quote to use for my post title I found this quote and laughed out loud - it is SO me:

"I have a rock garden and last week three of them died."

When we moved to France and found our new home had over 20 larger flower pots surrounding the house, I was hesitant to give my not so green thumb another try. But I have a lot more time on my hands now so my daughter, husband and I drove to a greenhouse and bought a LOT of flowers. We spent the entire day last week planting a bunch of pots.
#3 Yellow pot on back porch

The flowers are already taking off and we will be re-potting some soon as they are sure to outgrow their new homes.  I'm not sure why but I am truly enjoying this new project. It could be because the weather is absolutely fabulous - ask me again in August when the temperatures climb.

For now - I hope you enjoy the photos of the flowers we planted. I have no idea what the names of most of them are. Please comment with the photo number, the flower you are identifying and the name of the flower if you know it.  
# 5 Misc with Basil in front

#4 Combo pot on side porch
#6 Front yard

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I see marigolds! Sorry but I am horticulturally challenged!