May 5, 2011

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

The Daffodil House
This house is down the street from where I live.  It is currently vacant, but the caretaker has planted hundreds and hundreds of daffodil bulbs.  For the last couple of weeks I have gone out of my way to drive by it daily because seeing this house and all the beautiful daffodils always makes me smile.  Plus, I think it is wonderful that someone has gone out of their way to do something like this to enhance the beauty of our community.

I absolutely LOVE flowers and I try my best at gardening.  For my garden this year I am going to by most of my plants through fundraising organizations.  I bought some wonderful hydrangeas and coleus at a plant sale sponsored by the gardening club at a local community college.  It felt great to get a good deal on plants while helping an organization to raise money for their annual trip to Chicago.  Today through Sunday there is a plant sale at the Sunshine Children's Home  in Maumee, OH.  This greenhouse employs people with developmental disabilities as part of their vocational services.  I plan to make a stop there too!

Those orange things are actually pipe cleaners trying to hold up my attempt at giant sunflowers.  I at least should get credit for trying:)

I have also created my own make-shift greenhouse in my laundry room. It is driving my husband crazy, but my kids think it is pretty cool.  I give these seedlings a 50/50 chance at survival.  My fingers are crossed!


  1. Those daffodils are gorgeous. Good luck with your flowers!


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