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Thursday, July 14, 2011
$10 Beautification Project
Flowers fascinate me. Their petal shapes and coloration, their fragrances, and their distinct surrounding greenery. Their names: petunia, daffodil, gladiola, chrysanthemum, lavender, begonia, black-eyed-susan, gardenia, daisy, tulip, dandelion. In my dreams of permanence, I long for a yard more than a house. The backyard will be for grilling, vegetable gardens, raspberry bushes, and room to run through a sprinkler. The front yard will be reserved for a mammoth perennial flower garden punctuated with walkways, benches, and a gurgling fountain or a mysterious statue.
Impatiens. My favorite shade-friendly small flower.
Until then, Husband and I are content with our huge, though a tad ugly, porch. The slab concrete floor and solid wall (instead of railings) make the space feel contained for being outdoors. One trip to Lowes for a bag of dirt and a few forlorn impatiens brighten the atmosphere. Now hot pink and terra cotta blossoms invite me onto the porch for early morning tea or late afternoon writing. Meanwhile the half full bag of dirt promises a future gardening adventure, wherever that may be.