Yes, my mom is retired, vacationing – etc….
Someday, she’ll hanker for Colorado and want to visit – that leaves Me and my homestead to fill the need…
And (sigh) doncha know – she loves Red –
When I’m more on the (blue, green, purple fave of the color wheel)
And so – though I didn’t get all my pics from last weekends road trip properly sized/optimized for sharing – I realized, I could, at least, do the ones to post, of plants on ‘Idea’ list for area of permaculture, that blooms all summer, and will provide Mama a cozy spot to enjoy the birds, bees, flowers, etc. as long as she doesn’t visit when it’s blizzard weather….
In the Spirit of Red….
(Mom? Post originally titled, “Mom’s Garden Spot” – alas, Seeing Red worked better for so many other irons I have in fire, just now – NO! You’ll probably never raise me, completely, up right – BUT, figure anyone who takes the time to read, will know what’s really what – 🙂 If Not? Weeellll…. they should have been given the blessing of a reading Mama – is all I can say… – – 🙂
The shared items below are the ones the bees were really loving and clustering around – cuz, ya know? If plant pretty and perfect, but the local bee population ignoring – well, um, yes, Pretty – but how functional is it?!?
LOL – – – I know I drive you crazy, thinking about such things…but, you should know this is how it is – for me – for now….LOL)
But I have to tell ya – I fell in love with Canna – think it will like where I live – have long admired the plant – they had Rose, Yellow and Mango displayed, but you know I was just looking at things other than blossom color – but here ya go – be forewarned, your lil Rose’s Garden is going to have some not true red stuff in it – – LOL
I observed the bees, birds and butterflies – I had my faves, too….
I fell in love with Ipomea – still need to research to find out how high maintenance it will be – for you know, beautiful addition to scheme of 3 lots – BUT – – so metallic/high class in muted forms, figure, it will be high maintenace/picky – – LOL
And yes, still awaiting resize/optimize pics are a variety of colors – some varieties that have “Antique” in the name – – LOL you know my heart – – 🙂
LUB, Mom – Glad you are having great time on your first “retired! vacation” – know I’m doing okay – still building, planting, planning for future – cuz, ya know me – it’s what I do….
Here’s the pic of what I actually carted home from my short road trip:
(Sing_Along! To the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas! 5 Wild Roses, 5 Native Plums and 2 Nanking Cherry trees….. – nope, I didn’t buy #s of each based off what would work for sing-along – – – LOL )