Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Flowers

My perennial flowers (I only plant them once in the spring and they die in the winter and come back to bloom the next spring. They only bloom for about a month, usually in July. See the roses? Aren't they pretty?)

My Annual flowers (I plant them each spring and they bloom from spring to fall. They are completely gone once the winter comes. They don't come back next spring)

I'm posting this one especially for my mother who always have a passion to grow flowers. I have been cultivating the same passion when I got here in the US. I've been blessed to arrive to a house with a big yard and flower gardens three years ago. Gardening has not been easy for me though. It is entirely different to plant and care for flowers here than in the Philippines. It requires me a lot of time studying about perennials and annuals and caring for them. They sure need a lot of care. I'm glad that this year we are able to see lots of blooms in our garden beds. But I think I really need to redesign my gardens for them to look more organized. The most difficult for me to care are the roses. See, roses are my favorite flowers. But caring for them in the northern part of the US is quite challenging. Last year, I planted about 12 of them but this spring only 3 survived through the harsh winter. I think I could have done a better job of protecting them when the ground froze in the winter. But anyway, I planted more a couple months ago and they are blooming like crazy now. I hope I could follow the right guidelines of protecting them this coming winter.


Noemi "Mica" Watson said...

beautiful imong flowers "Di, I'm jealous, lol. pangit ang akoa...makalimtan nku butangan fertilizer..hehehehe

Joseph Pulikotil said...


Very beautiful flowers!

Roses need lot of care anywhere in the world. They have to be looked after like you care for little children.

Have a good day!