Amaryllis blooming

Mama and I have loved watching these two wax-covered Amaryllis bulbs grow. You can follow the progression in the photos. About three weeks passed from start to gorgeous! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the beautiful Amaryllis flowers with Mama! Thanks to Trader Joe’s for selling these plants, which have brightened our winter! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

Amaryllis progress

In the cold of winter, Mama and I miss our garden and the thrill of watching it blossom. We’ve found that same joy during many winters over the years by watching a red Amaryllis bloom on our kitchen counter. When I brought these two wax-covered bulbs home from Trader Joe’s three weeks ago, they were…

Fragrant winter blooms

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I found paperwhite flower bulbs (also called narcissus), and brought them home for ourselves and for gifts. These beautiful, white flowers have started blooming, bringing cheer and a sweet fragrance to our cold, wintery home. I adore these flowers, and it has been such a joy to watch them…

The garden’s glorious mornings

Each morning we look out Mama’s bedroom window at a glorious display of these blue and white flowers. Mama and I have loved watching this Morning Glory plant grow; yet, we were perplexed as to why the plant got quite a bit taller than the fence before any sign of blossoms appeared. Now that it’s…

Sweet pictures from Mama

My migraine still wouldn’t quit today, so Mama took pictures of the flowers in our garden. She sent them to me in an email, telling me she hoped I felt better. It was especially sweet, because our Morning Glory FINALLY bloomed! But I couldn’t go outside to see it because the light was too painful.…

Flowers outside Mama’s window

When Mama looks out her bedroom window, she’ll now be greeted by these pretty white flowers in a hanging pot. I planted them a few weeks ago, but I waited for them to survive the transplant before getting on a ladder to hang the pot. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Mama’s joy at seeing these beautiful flowers right outside her bedroom…

New front door flowers

The petunias that previously spiffed up our doorway left behind sad, empty holes. Now that the frost has past, we decided the stone pots needed beautiful, bright spots of color. We planted these vivid pink and orange flowers in the pots that sit on either either side of our front door. Mama loves them, and they’re…