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My Wife's Creative Master Touch

Category: Gardening Remembrances | Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:57 am

My wife Cindy is a consultant to the Child Nutrition Industry throughout the Southeastern US. For the last 18 months she has been working closely with the Florida State Board of Education. She has been traveling throughout that state 4 and 5 day a week while school is in session. Often getting home late Friday night and flying out again on Sunday morning. This week she was home on Thursday night and did not have to fly out until Monday morning. We had a wonderful time working together in our garden.

She spent many hours this weekend planting baskets and planters and I might add her work is exceptional. Here are a few pictures of her work. If I sound like I am proud of her it is only because I am. When others refer to me as a Master Gardener, I am quick to tell them that the true Master Gardener in our family is my wife Cindy.



Our New Planter at Our Front Door ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )

This planter weighs well over 50 lbs and could never be hung on a Sheppard's Pole.




Another view of front basket ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )






One view of planter at our front door ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )

This is the view that greets you as you walk towards the door.




( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )






Another view of a hanging basket ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )






( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )






Another hanging basket ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )



Three Tiered Planter That Was At Our Front Door Last Summer ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )



An Azalea bush in full bloom ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )

I would love if Azaleas looked like this all year long, I would even settle for having the blooms last through the summer. Alas, next week the blooms will be gone and the plant will revert back to plain old green leaves for another 48 weeks. If you look closely you can see it is already beyond its peak and will soon start dropping its beautiful petals.




Her Pink Flamingo on our PATIO ( photo / image / picture from Accidental Gardener's Garden )

I told you she is spending too much time in Florida. I used to hide a small flamingo behind a shrub when I lived in NJ. She finds the biggest most obnoxious one she could find and puts it smack down on our patio. I soon realized that the louder I complained the more entrenched that ugly bird was staying right where it is.




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greenfairy wrote on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:00 am:


wow! you do have the most beautiful baskets. i never can get three plants in the same pot with flowers. the azelia is wonderful. in our climate, it doesn't even grow properly.
beautiful.




 

eileen wrote on Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:28 am:


Cindy certainly has a talent for making the most of planters and hanging baskets - they are beautiful. I can see why you are so proud of her.
I think the flamingo looks good with the co-ordinating flower pot in it. If you really don't like it then how about popping a climber in a pot beneath and letting it cover the whole thing?




 

daisybeans wrote on Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:38 am:


I can see why you're proud -- the planters are beautiful. YOu guys are a great team! I like that three tiered one expecially. Cheers to Cindy. Hope her travel situation lessens soon so you can play in the yard more.




 

gfreiherr wrote on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:08 pm:


The planters look beautiful. Cindy really has a talent for plant combinations. How nice that you both enjoy working in the garden. Steve is my "reluctant gardener". He hauls soil, digs holes, trims etc., as directed.
The ladies on your next tour will be delighted with your new plants and containers.




 

AgnesKS wrote on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:18 pm:


Cindy is very creative. Congrats on your beautiful plants. Enjoy them while they're still in bloom.





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