I have to confess, I do NOT have a green thumb, as this sad-looking verbena can testify. I purchased it a week ago, and I thought I'd killed it. But Daddy looked at it and said it was just too wet (you can water plants too much???), to let it dry out a bit, and it might recover. Well, as you can see, there are a few new blooms, so maybe it'll favor me and return to its former glory.
The same day I bought the fuschia, I also snagged three clematis--two purple, one white--and Hubs and I strung chicken wire across the fence so the vines have a good climbing station. (I walked to the local lumber yard and carried the roll of chicken wire home under my arm. And nobody laughed. That's the nice thing about being in a small town--you can do quirky things and nobody laughs.
The former owners planted some lovely purple-blooming shrubs, but there was a little hole that needed something. Bring in the foxglove! The bloom on this flower is so interesting--almost a pink leopard print. And I'm told it will get very tall and continue to bloom well into the summer. I sure hope so! It's probably the most unique plant in the entire courtyard.
Isn't this a darling little lion cub? He's keeping watch over the blossoms, counting butterflies, and greeting visitors. I couldn't ask for a more pleasant little courtyard companion. And as long as he doesn't start sneaking off with our strawberries, all will be well. (Hubs chose that spot to hold the strawberry pot...and I love it! So clever.)
And that concludes the tour of The King's Inn courtyard! Although it's a small area, it should be very cheerful with all the splashes of color. That is, if my not-so-green thumb doesn't present itself and scare the poor things into neglecting to bloom. Time will tell, I suppose. But for now, I discovered the joy of pushing my hands into the soil, burying the roots of little growing things, and dreaming of the day they bloom with fervor. (Do you think maybe that's the feeling God has each time a child is conceived?)
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God bless you muchly as you journey with Him! ~Kim