Friday Five | Five Favorite Flowers (Part 2)

They are just on my mind, guys! Pretty flowers- all that April rain had to bring something good. Part 1 of this blog post can be found here. I just can’t limit it to 5. Here are 5 more flowers that will bring you smiles this summer.

1.) Rose

I was never a rose fan until we inherited this pretty lady. I’m not exactly sure what it is, but it’s some kind of climber. It does well sprawling out from a lattice. I tried to prune it and rig up a fancy rose trellis to our fence and it did not do as well. I am just going to let it ramble again so I can enjoy these pink pretties.

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2.) Rhododendron

You’ll invest more in this shade-loving shrub, but it will be a stunner for years. I used to work at a nursing home in Mishawaka that had the largest rhododendron I’ve ever seen. It had to be a billion years old. I always make my boys smile in front of this when it blooms every year. Love, love, love it.

3.) Black eyed susan

A simple annual that will return year after year and even spread enough that you can transplant quite a bit pretty quickly. It’s a good flower to repeat in a border for summer color. I think they look happy.

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4.) Lily

We inherited these lilies, as well as the roses. They didn’t bloom for 3 years and now they go nuts! I think they needed more sun, and when we lost our tree (RIP), they started getting enough again. I always think of the scripture, Luke 12:27 when I see them: Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

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5.) Clematis

A pretty climber that blooms for me twice, one major bloom in the spring and a minor second bloom in the fall. Very pretty and that’s a lot of bloom-bang for your buck!

I love them all! Have a great weekend. Stop and smell the roses!