TREVOR "The Games Man"

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Flowers At Home
That Make Me Happy!

 

You might say I'm a plant guy. I love beneficial plants of all sorts. I love to take care of them, and I especially love having them around our home, indoors and out.

With much thanks to my lovely wife and her decades of adding perennial flowers to our borders, and to my equally long era of adding flowering shrubs and trees, and more recently planting flowers in my vegetable gardens, we are blessed with a very wide variety of outdoor blooms that begin in early Spring and don't end until late Fall, as well as many indoor houseplants that blossom.

In the flower beds that surround our home, we have had several varieties of daffodils, bleeding hearts, coreopsis, evening primrose, tiger lilies, Asiatic lilies, white lilies, Solomon's seal, turtle head, bishop's hat, several shades of purple iris, dwarf purple iris, cosmos, white iris, lily of the valley, pink lily of the valley, violets, false indigo, grape hyacinth, black-eyed susans, asters, saxifrage, peonies, several varieties of pink roses, yellow roses, 4 colors of ground phlox, and more that I can't think of right now.

Every year I grow at least 3 rows each of snapdragon as well a few more rows of an ever-changing variety of other annuals in my raised garden beds. Plus I plant tall sunflowers in several bare spots in the borders around our house. And the herb bed contains chives, lavender, thyme, oregano, mint, sage, and catnip that bloom every year.

As for bushes, there's forsythia, 4 different colors of lilacs, pink and red azalea, rhododendron, wisteria, hydrangea, honeysuckle, several different kinds and colors of roses, plus some less conspicuously flowering evergreen bushes including boxwood, holly, yew, and arborvitae.

Then there's the 2 large red maple trees in our front yard, the 2 magnificent tall tulip trees along our side yard, and the mega-hedge of arborvitae trees along the back. Not to mention all the white clover in our lawn.

Indoor blooming plants include: night blooming epiphyllum, spathiphyllum, african violets, asparagus fern, orange clivia, jade (which I didn't even knew blossomed until one day, decades after getting it, one of mine suddenly did!), and others, some of which bloom as often in the winter as they do in the summer.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here's a large sampling of our Flowers At Home That Make Me Happy!

 

October 10, 2023

Pink Hydrangea

 

Coreopsis

 


Red Zinnia

 

the last Snapdragon of the season

 


Sungold Tomatoes

 


 Dill

 


 Pink Zinnia

 


 Orange-ish Zinnia

 


Roses

 


Little Purple Asters

 

 

May 1, 2023


Euonymus

 

Dwarf Purple Iris 

 

September 27, 2022


Large Purple Asters

 


Pincushion Flower

 

September 18, 2022

 

 Bachelor Button

 


 Black-eyed Susans

 


Cosmos

 



 Euonymus

 




Lemon Leopold Sunflowers

 


 Zinnia


 

July 7, 2022

 

 Catnip

 

 


 Zucchini

 

 

 


Queen Anne's Lace


 

June 26, 2022

 


 Cilantro

 

 

 Bok Choi

 


 Tall Snapdragon

 

June 21, 2022

 

Yellow Columbine

 

 


 Lavender

 

 


Pink Clover

 

 


 Red-Twigged Dogwood

 

 


 Coreopsis

 

 

June 12, 2022


Mountain Laurel

 

 


 Sedum

 

 


 Purple Verbena

 

 


Gazania

 

 


Red Petunias and Yellow Mini Petunia-looking Flowers

 

 

June 4, 2022


Burnet Saxiphrage

 

 


 Pink and White Striped Petunias

 

 

 

Mouse Earred Coreopsis

 

 


 Pink Petunia and Purple Don't Knows

 

 


 White Clover

 

 

May 30, 2022


 Peas

 

May 21, 2022

 

Lily of the Valley

 


 Pink Lily of the Valley

 


Chives

 

 

 Red Azalea

 


Bush Rose

 


 Purple Iris

 

May 16, 2022


Bishop's Hat

 


 Wild Strawberry

(Only the the flower makes me happy ---
I've been pulling this weed out of my lawn for decades.)

 

 

Honeysuckle

 

 

 pale lavender Phlox

 




purple and pink Plox

 

April 25, 2022 

Pink Azalea

 


 Grape Hyacinth

 

April 15, 2022


Forsythia

 

 


Red Maple

 


old Hyacinth

 

 

April 14, 2022


 Large Cup Daffodils

 


Common Boxwood

 

 

February 7, 2022


Orange Clivia

 

 


 Tulips

 

September 7, 2021


 Wisteria

 


 Giant "Evening Colors" Sunflower

 

August 27, 2021


 

"Evening Colors" Sunflowers
 
 
 

 

 
 Snapdragons
 
 
 



 
Hydrangea
 
 
 

 
Pink Turtlehead
 
 
 
 
June 10, 2017
 
 
 
 
Tulip Tree
 
 
 
May 2015
 

 Solomon's Seal
 
 
 
April 2014
 
 Potted Sunflowers
 
 
 
 
August 2014
 

 Summer Squash
 
 
 
 
Summer 2013
 

 Orange Day Lilies
 
 
 

 Petunias
 
 

Pink Climbing Roses
 
 

 Lilac
 
 

 Multi-Colored Rose
 
 

 Red and Yellow Lilies
 
 

 Hydrangeas in Full Bloom
 
 
 
November 2013


 Thanksgiving Cactus
 
I had been jokingly calling this what-I-thought-was a Christmas Cactus a "Thanksgiving" Cactus because it always bloomed in mid November. Then I learned that there actually is such a thing as a Thanksgiving Cactus and that this is one of them.
 
 
 
December 2013
 

 Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, African violet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 21, 2012
 
 
 
 Yellow Lilies
 
 
 
April 3, 2010
 

 
Forsythia  
 
 
 
February 19, 2012
 

 
 African Violets
 
 
 
 
May 6, 2011
 

 
Ground Phlox
 
 
 
July 18, 2010
 
Sunflowers behind my retaining wall
 
 
 
June 14, 2010
 

 
 Daisies
 
 
 
June 12, 2010
 

 Red Asiatic Lilies
 
 
 
May 3, 2010

 Bleeding Hearts and Daffodils
 
 
 
May 31, 2009
 
 
 White Violets
 
 

 
 False Indigo
 
 

 
 Morning Glories
 
 
 
May 1, 2001


 
Night Blooming Epiphyllum
 
 

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