Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

4.21.2009

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Over spring break, Home Depot ran a super sale with azaleas for $1.99 and 4-inch pots/plants 3 for $1. So, I stocked up on the limited amount you could get and I had been wondering what to do with them when Army of Dad suggested putting a little garden around the mailbox. We can't seem to get the grass to grow there, so why not? We had these paver/boarder stones around the tree at the side of the house, but when I expanded my side garden, we absorbed the little garden around the tree into that one. So, I removed that border and wondered what I was going to do with it. So, this was a great place to use it. I have a few more that I may make another semi-circle garden in the back yard or maybe even another part of the front yard. I'm not sure yet.
I love this time of year when it comes to my yard. Not so much for Hot Rod's allergies, though. But, our little peach tree in the front yard looks like it may have a bumper crop of peaches this season.

And, one of my favorite plants that I use alot. But, I have no clue what it is. Does anyone know what it is called? I got some originally from my mom and I just managed to grow these things like crazy (you'd have to try to kill them for them to die). But, I would love to know what they're called.

And, my little front garden is full of blooming amarilis in a lovely red with white stripe. I got these from my mom, too. I love getting free flowers. ;) I love the little butterfly thing I got at a craft show several years ago.


And, a beautiful white iris from Army Wife Toddler Mom in the batch of bulbs she sent to me a few years back. The really pretty lavendar and yellow one she sent tends to bloom in the fall. This is the first season that these white ones have bloomed.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:53 AM, April 21, 2009, Blogger Susabelle said…

    The one you can't name is commonly called a "Live-Forever." They virtually live forever because they cannot be killed. Technically they are a succulent (related to cactus).

     
  • At 8:09 AM, April 22, 2009, Blogger Trudy said…

    They remind me of sedums...do they get flowers later in the year?

     
  • At 6:13 PM, April 23, 2009, Blogger Army Wife said…

    thank good ness they did not die...the garden looks beautiful...we are just starting here....it is such work...but hoping it is worth it!!

    If you want something, that will bloom, and is hearty try vinca!

     

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