As if blooming for four months and happily (but not thugishly) spreading about wasn't enough, here are some more pictures of hellebores. I wish they were mine! But someday. See why I love them so much? Lola sent me these. She is a great researcher and helps me out alot with plants.
Aren't they lovely?
I was outside painting some pickets in order to extend my privacy fence between the adjacent property owner and our home, when a Jeep pulled very assuredly into the driveway. I don't get an awful lot of company so I was not sure what to think. Surely these two guys must be lost?
No, they both jumped out smiling and laughing and asked me, "Are those real flowers?! That is a yucca isn't it?!" Get it yet?
These two gentlemen are loggers working a job down the road (there is ALOT of logging off from my little state highway). One of them had seen the yucca tulips yesterday and couldn't believe his eyes. So today, on their way home when the passenger saw the yucca tulips as well, they knew they HAD to stop and take a closer look. Turn around they did! Obviously these two gentlemen do not read this blog-gotta rectify that since they both love wildflowers and flowers in general. Right guys?! They really liked my little Tete e Tete daffys as well.
I told them the history and how to make them. They couldn't stop smiling and I am SO glad for that. I love making folks smile and if a little whimsy in my front yard can do that-how great.
They said if I put up a privacy fence no one would be able to see the garden and whimsy. Not entirely true. All my friends are welcomed to stop by anytime, others when invited. My few neighbors are welcomed anytime and they know it, as they are not shy coming over or having us over for a barbeque. There have been many others who have stopped by and unless it is a Survivor night, I am always happy to show the garden. I warn you though, it may take awhile. Right Judie and Phil? Deb and Jim? Electra? Vania and Lizabeth? My neighbors on Mike's Court? And all my friends and neighbors who have visited. Love sharing, as do most of the gardeners I know.
Speaking of neighbors and folks, I will soon be talking about a WONDERFUL gardener who lives out here in Woodlawn. She is one of the good neighbors and is always happy to share her garden with other gardeners. Longtime readers of this blog will recognize some of the plants she has given to me and without giving too much away all I can say is she is a gardener I truly look up to....stay tuned. Could it be you?
Thanks guys for stopping by and making my day by seeing you all smile when you noticed my yucca tulips! Just the reaction I was hoping for!
I also want to thank my friends Lola and Harold. I placed a bowling ball in their garden (unbeknownst to them). Harold had lots of smiles when he saw it. He then added some golf balls to the bowling ball (unbeknownst to me) and made ME smile. What a day!
in the garden....waiting for some paint to dry.