Monday, February 13, 2012

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers for DayThirteen of 14 Days of Valentines

My husband loves flowers, plants, fruit trees, etc.  I guess you can say he has a green thumb.  I'm glad he does, because even though I love the beautiful flowers, it seems like I don't have much success with them. 

He actually planted or placed or sewed pretty much every green, flowering, living thing in our yard with his own two hands.  When we first built the house, it was pretty much rock and rock and more rocks.  It took several years to get it to grow anything; even grass.  My husband's patience (something he is known for) has paid off.  Thankfully, the back yard looks like this now: (well, not in February, but in June!)

Yes, my talented husband has really worked hard to make a rocky, barren, dull, place (sorry, no before pics), look like these pictures below:

Same picture as the one above only this one
is at night. You can see the little pond that
Lonnie made . 

I love having all this beautiful landscaping. One of the things I like about it is that approximately eight months out of the year I can have some kind of fresh flower or flowering bush that can be cut and brought inside for a fresh bouquet.  Through the summer months, my gardener (his name is Lonnie!) almost always will cut some kind of flowers and bring them in and put them in water for me! I love that! It's like having Valentines Day all year!

It's even beautiful in the winter months:

We have lots of these in the winter time.  They know that a
nice man lives here, so they like this place as much as I do!

You can click here and here  to see more landscaping .

So on day 13 of 14 Days of Valentines when the color is supposed to be red, I'm loving the fact that my Valentine has a green thumb!

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