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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Annual Flowers have been planted for the year!

This week I was so happy to get all my annual flowers planted! Three years ago my husband and I started the tradition that my Mother's day gift would be the pleasure of buying and planting annual flowers. I love being outside and I would much rather have money to pick out and plant flowers outdoors (that I can enjoy all summer) than have a vase of flowers that dies in a week!

So, I am already enjoying my Mother's Day gift! :) This week I enjoyed planting Marigolds, Salvia, Celosia, & Begonias in my various flower pots & planters. I especially love the warm & sunny color combination of the orange Marigolds, Red Salvia, & the bright yellow Celosia!

Featured in the photo I took (above) is the Celosia. This flower is new to me. Isn't it beautiful? It has unusually bright shades of yellow, orange, pink, red, or purple. The Celosia requires full sun. Plants range in height from 1 - 3 feet (depending on variety)and make excellent dried flowers.

Happy Mother's Day to me! (Thanks Honey!)