Hi Everyone ;o) We are in the middle of a heat wave! The next 3 days are going to be bad!!!! We will be averaging 40-50 degrees Celsius, which is like 104-122 degrees Fahrenheit! This will be with lots of humidity too! I will be gardening at 3:00am ;o) If any of you are in this heat wave, stay cool and drink lots of water!
I wanted to share with you a very special bush to me. I am sorry, I don't know the name of it, so if any of you know, please tell me ;o) This bush I bought and planted, the day before I went into the hospital, the first time. I will never forget, because it was the day before our Canadian Thanksgiving, in October. I woke up in the morning and said to my mom, I want to buy something new for the front of the house. It was a great time to go, because everything would be discounted. So off we went to the garden center and I picked this bush. The guy told me, it was very hardy and the trick of it was to trim it as much as possible. The more you trim it, the more happier it will be ;o) I bought it. I think it was like $5.00.
Came home, dug the hole and planted her ;o) My mom was so upset with me the next day! She didn't realize how much pain I was really in! I shouldn't have been driving the day before, or digging holes! Oh well, what can I say, I am stubborn ;o)
I would like to show you my bush. This picture was taken in April. Every year I cut her down to basically nothing.
This picture was taken in May.
This is when she will start blooming really pretty little white flowers. They don't smell, but are gorgeous. The birds and bees love this bush. Here are some pictures of the flowers close up ;o)
These pictures were taken in June. I took two different angles to show the colors. She is a mixture of wines, deep greens and honey browns.
At this time, the flowers close and become a beautiful red color.
I hope you enjoyed seeing pictures of my bush ;o) Next I would like to show you a picture of the baby robins. I didn't want to get too close. The one set of Robins, nest in our tree in the front of our house every year. I call this tree, "Lina and Falco" because that was the name of our cat and dog. This tree was brought from our old house and it was planted in honor of our cat and dog that passed away. They were actually buried under it. This tree meant too much to us to leave it at our old house! This is a picture taken from my bedroom window. One side the red bush and the other side, Lina and Falco tree ;o)
And, here are the baby robins. Make sure to click on the picture to see a closer view ;o) One is looking at me and the other has his mouth open! He is hungry ;o)
Big Hugs Everyone ;o) Stay cool ;o)