With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Rejuvenated

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Healthy with beautiful blossoms was the last thing we expected from this rhododendron. It was old and had been in decline after doing splendidly for 20 plus years. I cut off all the branches of the seven foot bush as far back as I could with the intention of making it easier to pull out of the ground. Well, fall turned into spring and new life sprang from a tired old stump. Now it is vibrant and doing just fine.
Sometimes procrastination is a good thing.

Tell me, how did such a sweet flower get the name of... Spiderwort?

Even the house plants are blooming with anticipation of brighter, warmer days.


Laura said...

Your flowers look amazing. Isn't it funny how when we decide to let go (cut a plant back to pull it out), it does well??

Is there a message there for me???


Mildred said...

So glad you did not give up on the rhododendron. It is perfectly beautiful! Don't you love this time of the year? Enjoy your day.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love your flowers! Can you come by and cut back a few of my plants for me??? Just kidding! I need to get hubby to this to a few of my butterfly bushes, they are way too big!! Hope you're enjoying your day!

~CC Catherine said...

ldh, These are gorgeous! ~CC Catherine

Janice said...

Your Garden looks lovely. Rhodies are like weeds very hard to kill!!!!

crochet lady said...

I tried growing an azalea with is similar to a rhododendron, but the bunnies really like them and chew all the buds off every year. I was so bummed not to get blossoms again this year. Yours are beautiful!

Nadine said...

I love plants and flowers but I'm terrible with what they are called. Yours look lovely.

Miss Jen said...

Simply stunning!!!! :)
God's creation is so marvelous!

Love & Hugs~ Miss Jen

Maggie Ann said...

Is the spider-wort the purple? I'm thinking that is very hard to get rid of once it gets started? Your flowers are gorgeous...and the rhod. buds are sheer art, aren't they.


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