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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Holding Stedfast

When temperatures hover around the one hundred mark, I'm grateful for flowers in pots.
Easily watered, and lush green foliage, unlike flowers in the garden, whose days of looking their best, have long since passed.



"He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul."


~ Celia Thaxter

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Ah, yes, the potted flowers generally get better care. Beautiful geranium (?) by the way!

Stacy said...

What a lovely quote! I agree completely with its content.

DJan said...

Such heat is never good for plants. Unless they are inside... lovely quote, Jo!

Deb said...

I love the quote and I am so drawn to white flowers.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

We're about to make some changes in our flower beds one of which is to build a small platform for a new bird bath with space for potted plants around the base. Makes for less weeding and, as you say, the plants hold up better in the heat.

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George said...

Even our container flowers are showing signs of stress because of the heat. I hope we get some relief soon. I like your beautiful white blossom (and the pot that it's in).

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It is going to be a tough August !

Banker Chick said...

This has certainly been a summer to remember across the midwest and south.

Sandra said...

same thing here, much easier to keep things healthy in a pot. yours is beautiful. like that last quote

Patsy said...

Well said!

Betsy said...

Oh, I do agree! Easy watering and right back inside with the A/C! When will this humidity end? ugh!