There’s a place in town that sells flowers. Flats of pansies, Vinca, miniature roses, zinnia and other annuals. When I was still planting, before I ran out of room and my spine ran out of flexibility, I bought a lot of stuff there.

violet petunias

It remains a wonderful place to buy flowers. They dead-head everything and never let it dry out. Their plants are always healthy and bug free. Inconveniently — but typical of small businesses in town — they only take cash and checks.

Purple striped petunias

Fortunately (and rarely!) we had enough cash because it turned out, the checkbook was back home and not in my bag as I thought it was. It was good to be back. It’s been more than a year. I needed a flower fix.

White begonia

They sell hanging pots. Fuchsia is my favorite, but if you want some, you have to get there the same day the fuchsia arrives. Otherwise, it’s sold out. The fuchsia came and went in a single Saturday last month. Before I was ready, it was already too late. So we won’t have them on the deck this year.

purple petunias

Last year I had two magnificent fuchsia plus a scarlet begonia to die for. This year (so far) I have my two hanging pots: a white begonia and a purple and white striped begonia. I’ll probably get one more standing pot and that will be enough.

Whenever I look out through the french doors in the dining room or the dutch door (international doorways?) in the kitchen, I see my flowers. Summertime is short in the valley, but it can be beautiful.

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10 replies

  1. The colors explode on my screen. Gorgeous. There is something very special to go to a local place and buy flowers and plants, following the irrestisble impulse. Enjoy the short but lovely summer you get where you live.


  2. I buy hanging baskets of geraniums every year. There’s something about annuals that makes you feel slightly guilty, knowing they will only last a few months, but I can usually rationalize my way into a few (or several :D) hanging baskets. It’s like they don’t “count,” if that makes any sense.


    • How right you are! I have a LOT of trouble throwing them away and usually get my son to dump them the following spring. Works out well for the birds, though. They like nesting in the dead plants 🙂


  3. Beautiful. I like your banner photo too!


  4. They are beautiful. The sight of flowers always make me smile.


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