Come Stroll Through our Gardens!


A few years back when the children were young,
I opened my breakfast pink grapefruit to find a
surprise awaiting: a large seed inside had burst
open and begun to grow. It begged to be planted.

Thus began a lesson in plant growth and maintenance.
As the years progressed, we had a much larger tree
with which to contend. It wintered over in the garage
near a window. We lovingly tended the tree.

Now, at the end of May, it came outdoors for
longer days with sun. It sits on the brick wall near
the walkway at the front step. Who would guess its
humble beginnings and what it is now? As I strolled

our gardens noting what is in bloom, the variety
of colors and shapes, I ponder our grapefruit tree which
grew just as our children did. They outgrew shoes and
clothes. Probably we need a new larger pot now too.

We watch and listen to the birds sing as they build new
nests and flit from one tree to another: the beach plum,
the rose hips, rhododendron, lilacs and apple trees
are home to nature’s creatures. They delight us!



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23 Responses to Come Stroll Through our Gardens!

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    Beautiful blossom and lovely flowers!

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  2. Oh the wonders of nature… ❤ Beautiful, Mary Ann. xo

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Lovely floral photo essay on the colourful flowers in your garden, Mary Ann! May seems to be the best month for the flowers to show off their beauty. Perhaps I should try a similar post on the flowers in our northern garden. Have a great day! It promises to be a hot day here for the start of the month of June. Herzliche Grüße aus Kanada! Peter

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  4. You have a lovely garden Mary Ann. It sure gladdens the heart.

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  5. Emily says:

    Gorgeous photos! I miss being there. I love this time of year.

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