Who wouldn’t enjoy some beautiful flowers? This is the first year that I have successfully grown flowers and I’m SO happy with the results. In reality, I only tried one other time and they were flowers I purchased at a garden center and then planted way too close to the front of the house and the rain coming off the roof killed them. I had many flowers started from seed this year, along with some purchased rosebushes (all flowered this first year, too!) and some plants given to me from a good friend of mine. Before this the only thing I was successful at growing was vegetables and houseplants, so these were a great treasure to me!
I got to enjoy them for a long while, at least here in Maine what we call a “long while”. I wanted to take the picture when I picked them the other day so that I could have the reminder during the long, cold days of winter. I know that when spring comes again next year, I’ll have some peeking up through the soil, since I planted both annuals and perennials. Each year will be a learning experience for me, one I’m thoroughly looking forward to!