Bonnie's blog

Learning Seeds

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Last year during the pandemic I started learning about planting from seeds.  My Mom always started all her plants from seeds.  She was an amazing gardener and everything grew for her really easy.   I have been so surprised how easy it is to grow zinnias from seed and they actually love the Texas

Longing for Spring and Normal Times

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There will be a bitter freeze this weekend in DFW.   I am so worried that I will lose some of my favorite flowers along the pathway.  I can only hope for the best.   Still keeping a low profile and staying safe with my BFF. 

Marigolds for Mom

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Mom's favorite flowers to plant in the yard were marigolds.  She would start marigold seeds each winter in the basement during the winter under her plant lights.  Each spring she filled the yard with marigolds, zinnias and dahlias.   In her memory two very special friends in Chicago planted a ma

Candle Trees are Glorious This Pandemic Year

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Every year Paul and I go to Archie's Gardenland in Fort Worth to pick up our candle trees. https://www.archiesgardenland.com/    We usually stop for lunch after at our favorite Italian restaurant but this year was different.  Donned with our PPE,

It's a Long Hot Summer

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Several days of 100 degree weather and several months of abnormal life are starting to take its toll.  So glad I have my garden to look out on everyday. 

 

Happy Day at P&B's Garden

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It was a fun day at P&B Garden today.  After not seeing the girls run around in our yard since March, we finally got to watch them swim, laugh and giggle up a storm.   Grandma B visited from behind the glass but enjoyed every minute of watching them.  Grandpa social distanced with John Paul

Happy Birthday Austin

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Happy 2nd Birthday to sweet little Austin.  Hope you can come visit Grandpa and Grandma B in the garden again soon.  We love you. 

Hibiscus are Going Crazy This Year

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Amidst the pandemic we have found peace and happiness with each other and in our flower garden.  Paul was not a gardener when he met me, but now he really enjoys it.  And I sure enjoy being with Paul!  Hope we find a vaccine soon !

Pandemic Project - Zinnias

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I started these zinnia's from seeds this year just like my Mom used to do.   I probably would not have done it if I had not been home every weekend and had time to care for them.  I am so grateful that I was able to get these planted, they are just beautiful, just like Mom. 

Paul's Pandemic Projects

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No golf for two months?  What can we do?  Always projects at P&B's Garden.  Paul filled in all the pathways with new stone and laid bark in all the beds.   He moved all the stone in a couple of days wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow.  It looks amazing. 

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