Monday, May 28, 2012

Patriotic Posies

In honor of Memorial Day, I hung my flag bright and early this morning and then went on a search for some patriotic flowers in the garden.  The red amaryllis was planted after Christmas and is currently in full bloom.

The white Easter lilies are also blooming. 
Seems funny to have Christmas and Easter flowers blooming at the same time.  Most of my mums are in full bloom now too.

And, of course, there is no shortage of blue ... in the form of hydrangeas.  A whole sink full!!

Our weather today seems undecided ... threaten rain or let the sun shine.  The fridge is filled with burgers, brats, chicken, corn on the cob & salad.  The gang is coming over later for a day on the lake and a bbq.  I'd better get going as I still need to prepare the potato salad. 

** Remembering the brave men and women who lost their lives in military service**


  1. Lovely, lovely flowers and your menu certainly sounds good. Have a wonderful day. xo

  2. Wish I was there for the barbecue!

  3. Pretty, pretty flowers!
    I hope your bbq turned out well!

  4. Hope that the weather held for you. I've been wondering about how you'd be affected by this little storm spinning around.

    Your flowers are wonderful...I always enjoy the glimpses of your garden. Love the bike!

  5. So beautiful! A sink full of blooms like you shared is one of my dreams. You are right, this is the perfect flower combination for Memorial Day.

    Hope you had a fun time with your family.

  6. Love your sink full of hydrangeas! Enjoy your day!

  7. Your patriotic Flowers are so pretty.
    Hope the weather cooperated for you barbecue.

  8. Beautiful flowers, Kim! Hope you had a nice day for the BBQ. We grilled, too, and it was very hot and humid but still a great day!

  9. Hi Kim,

    Wow! Your flowers are huge! Perfect red, white and blue blooms. Hope the weather held out for the BBQ! Thanks for visiting me today. The back porch is covered. I'll probably include some more pictures as I get everything ready for the season.

  10. Red, white and blue...and so beautiful too! I'm sure you had a great BBQ.

  11. Your flowers are sooo beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your family BBQ!

  12. Oh my gosh, your sink full of hydrangeas is unbelievably beautiful. I looked at a teeny hydrangea at our garden center yesterday.....I promptly slapped my hand not to buy.....they require too much care in this part of Texas.
    I'll just enjoy looking at yours!!


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