Friday, June 5, 2009

Aloha Friday #15

It's Aloha Friday! I've been rather sporadic lately, but I'm always back for more! As a reminder, Aloha Friday is a blogging tradition that originally started with Kailani over on An Island Life. I ask you a simple question, and you answer! It's a great way to interact with family and friends and to meet new bloggy friends along the way! To participate, just head over to Kailani's blog and follow the instructions. But...you do not have to link up to answer the question!

This week's question:

What is your favourite flower and/or shrub in your garden?

We have moved a lot (8 times in 9 years of marriage), so things are constantly changing in my yard and garden! There are two things t
hat I always like to have blooming in whatever space I may have - pansies and lilacs! I'm excited to have both this year and I'm loving it! I didn't think I had a lilac in my new yard, but discovered it a few weeks ago, kind of tucked behind our big spruce tree! Here a few pics. It's cloudy today, so they're not the greatest, but the flowers are still beautiful.

12 comments:

Mamacita said...

The favorite plant in my yard right now is a tomato plant because I love tomatoes right off the vine! But other than that my favorite is my ocotillo which we got in Arizona and it took almost a year for it to finally cocme to life! I am very proud of my variety of cactus all of which I paid nothing for. You just need a lot of patience. I love finding a cactus I like, ususally on the side of the road or in an empty lot. Then I take an ear or a piece of it and just lay it on the ground in my yard. In a few months it takes root and begins to grow.

Valerie said...

Roses has to be my favorite. However I love the Peace Lilly too.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

My favorite flower is either the wild big Sunflowers (although I don't have any in the yard right at the moment) or bright pink and orange Hibiscus ~ which I do have in the pots outside - they're gorgeous!

Miriam said...

YAHOO - you're back!!!!

I am not a gardener even though I have tried so many times. But this year I took that time to read a book and talk to some neighbours about what would grow in this crazy weather. So on Tuesday, I made my way to the garden centre and bought myself a bunch of hanging baskets and a couple of pots for our deck and I set to filling them up with a variety of herbs and flowers recommended to me.

Now, I can't tell you what will actually grow and what will thrive but I can tell you that of everything I've planted, my favourites are Lavendre de Provence, cilantro, parsley and forget-me-nots.

sues2u2 said...

Let's see. I've got weeds, weeds, oak trees, cactus & more weeds. Not a one are my favorite! Just trying to get everything together still so we can do some landscaping. Things like getting culverts fixed & bringing in ab to pack down. Love your shrub/flowers. Beautiful.

Jennifer said...

I likethe rose or daisey :)

Mindy said...

We have a beautiful azalea bush in the back of the house. It bloomed the most gorgeous flower this spring. So sad that it is gone, but the bush is pretty too.

septembermom said...

I love tulips and irises. Your photos are so pretty. Love talking about flowers. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. It's nice to know that someone else has had a similar situation :)

Becca said...

We live in a rental so we don't have much, but we do have some pretty roses that I like :)

Tara said...

Hmmm.. out here all the "yards" are rocks.. lol Grass doesn't grow too well in the heat. But I did notice we have two palm trees growing in the back yard.. they are soo cute!

GE is me said...

We also rent. I dream of some day having our own house & being able to plant what ever I want. I, like you, also love lilacs & pansies. I also like iris, butterfly bushes, wisteria & a lot of other perennials.

Nadine said...

I screamed when I opened my mail...ah...I won a prize!!!...I never have won a prize..lol!
Hahha...I will have to call you!
Sorry I still haven`t....my big boy came back home from being gone for 8 months...it has been a big change in our home...
and with a head cold...didn`t think you would want me to share this with you...
oh...how overdue we are on meeting hey Peggy....
I can`t wait...
Thanks and talk to you soon
Much love
Nadine