Relaxing!

Sebastian and Sophia have been with Mike’s family since Wednesday.  This has given us some time to relax and enjoy each others company.  We played volleyball Thursday and came home to enjoy the warm weather and a drink on our deck.  We also went for a walk in the neighborhood.  After work on Friday, we went to Grandma’s to have drinks and appetizers on their outdoor deck.  Although we spent some time cleaning, doing projects and running errands on Saturday, we did go to see the move “The Hangover” in the afternoon.  We didn’t have the highest of expectations, but we ended up laughing the whole time.  I also took some time to take photos of all the things blooming in our yard.  I’m lucky enough to have a Mom that is quite a gardener and she has given us different plants over the past 10 years to fill in our perennial gardens.
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This clematis vine  isn’t actually from my Mom, but I had to show how  beautiful its flowers are.  We had one at our old house that did very well with poor soil and afternoon sun.  This one  has the same growing conditions and seems to be doing  just as well.
Clematis

Clematis

More Clematis Blooms

More Clematis Blooms

 

We have a four different colors of irises in our back rock garden.  We also transplanted some to our front yard under our bedroom window.

Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris

Bearded Iris

Bearded Iris

Another Bearded Iris

Another Bearded Iris

 

We had this yellow rose bush at our old house.   When we moved to our new house, we left the bush behind, but my Mom had taken a small plant that had started growing next to the big bush.  When my Mom’s bush had it’s own babies, she gave one back to us.

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

 

This peony was growing on its own when we moved to our current home.  It was a tiny plant that was growing between a hedge and our front steps.  I kept digging it out, but it kept coming back.  I finally realized it was a peony and had Mike dig it out all the way down to the roots.  We replanted it where it gets a sun all day long.  A second plant came up behind the hedge and we moved that one too.  Now these peonies have overtaken a portion of the flower garden with their beautiful foliage and blooms.

Peony

Peony

Our roses and lilies are just starting to bud and will be blooming soon. The hydrangea that resides under our bedroom window with our irises will be in bloom soon too.  I can hardly wait!

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