Monday, August 23, 2010

It's A Wonder!

Since I am the one at our house who does all the gardening and yard work my hubby rarely gets involved. However, while I was recovering at the lake house, I asked him to water my flowers as best he could. I realized I was asking him to do this while he worked, took care of the dogs, made his own meals and did his own laundry. I would occasionally asked how my flowers looked and he would say they are doing OK. So I wasn't expecting to see some pretty sad plants when I arrived home.
I couldn't believe my eyes! This pot of vining vinca was overflowing it's pot.

Petunias and verbena were dancing in their basket.
The moss rose was overflowing the bed.

The inpatients and hosta in the front looked healthy and happy.

Fuchsia bee balm and golden rod glowed in the sun.

Inpatients and dragon wing begonias thrived in their shady spot on the patio.

Roses and Lilly's made a bright spot to welcome everyone to the front door.
The fact that we were having 100 days made this even more of a wonder.

Well, he did forget a few pots. But what a great guy to take care of all of this for me because he knows how I love my garden.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Stella,
Thank you for stopping by for tea today. You have a lovely garden filled with beautiful colours! Looks like you possess a real green thumb. I have added your name to the hat for my Giveaway. Enjoy your evening.


Bearly Sane said...

Stella your garden always looks a treat...if you ever get bored with yours, you can always come down and tackle mine! LOL!!
Thumbs up to hubby...he did do a good job minding your garden.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane
P.S. Please stop by when you get a chance, I have a great giveaway on offer.

Debby said...

They are all so beautiful. You have a very green thumb!

Granny Annie said...

Men display their love for us in such a manner. When we need care and they cannot tend to us personally, they tend to our homes, gardens, flowers,etc.and in that way are tending to us. When I was in the hospital after my heart attack I worried about my chickens but they were all healthy, alive and well upon my return home, though my husband practically killed himself when he fell once in the chicken pen taking such good care of them.

Mimi said...

He did a GREAT job, hardly looks neglected at all!!The flowers there are much prettier then ours, Today it is suppose to be 116 and 120 heat index!!!Now that is STAY IN THE HOUSE kind of heat!!Even the pool is not inviting me out!!!
how are you feeling????
I hope much better, glad you are home!!

Rebecca said...

Well girlfriend...I SEEEEEE your talent IS IS IS for growing things! How beautiful! I'm going to keep trying and I'll try the flowers you've suggested. :)

Thank you for stopping by yesterday and for your sweet comments. They made me smile.


Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet dear hubby you have. He did a great job for you! I know it made you feel good.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your husband did a good job! I'm so glad you got to come home soon enough to enjoy the garden beauty! (Let him do the work a little while longer, don't get over eager to get your fingers dirty though.)

Mimi said...

how are you doing this week???
I hope you are still resting and recovering. It is going to be fall soon and that is just so wonderful, for us anyways!!It has been a long warm --HOT summer!!My MOM said tonight some of the trees near her(St. Louis) are a changing!!What does this mean!Fall is not here for another 20 days!!
Cold winter maybe???
have a great weekend

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Oh how I love visiting your gardens. It all looks so lovely - still!
August and neglect due to other commitments have taken its toll on my plants.

Merrie said...

Im so sorry to hear of your recent injury! We were out of town and when we got back were still without a computer. Your flowers are doing so well, they are lovely- especially for this time of year! Mine died while we were gone.

GardenofDaisies said...

AW, your honey did a great job looking after your plants for you!! I think he's a keeper!! :-)