Monday, July 14, 2008

Primrose

You are mostly familiar with our outings last summer to Willow Park. Since then we have moved and are again blessed with living next to another beautiful park and lake.

When you live in an apartment you miss having a garden. We have tried to resolve that by using planter boxes of various size and shapes to grow flowers and herbs.

This annual is Elizabeth’s favorite. I believe it is called an “African Daisy” (osteospermum), very beautiful and picturesque, so many flowers budding.

C'ya


22 comments:

zirelda said...

Oh those are some of my favorite daisies ever Eric. I had some purple ones one summer and absolutely loved them. Your yellow ones are beautiful!

I love container gardens. I think it's awesome how you can move them around to suit your mood. :)

Stacey said...

Hi Eric,
I can understand that you miss having a garden, but look at it this way, the park and lake that is right next door to you, is like your own garden, but without the hassel of having to mow and water the lawn (LOL) ;-)
From the looks of your planter boxes with your beautiful flowers in them, you have made your own personal garden, that looks absolutely gorgeous.
Hope your well Eric :-D

Janice Thomson said...

I love those too but never have much luck with them - think it's too wet here. There's just something about flowers that gives one such a lift.

Eric Valentine said...

It's just nice to see things growing Z, after all the snow over winter.

Next year Elizabeth wants to go to pink daisies.. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Stacey, yes I agree with your concept of the park next door, it comes with free services! LOL

Our boxes do seem to be flourishing very well and do indeed present a beautiful sight. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Janice, I have to agree about the damp wet climate in B.C... :)

Some parts there do prosper though I think.

There's nothing like the smell of fresh cut flowers on the table. :)

Shades said...

beautiful flowers....
:)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Shades, yes they are . :)

drips of paint said...

Thay are lovely flower, I wish I can do the same at my balcony.

Best wishes:)

Eric Valentine said...

You can grow them Tim, first you need a plantbox etc LOL

Have a good weekend my friend.. :)

Sam!! said...

Beautiful flowers Eric.. i love all kinda flowers.. as i love gardening n nature.. :)

Hope you're well dear:)

Take care

Singing Stream said...

Splendid display Eric and Elizabeth! I love those flowers. I'm glad you have a nice park closeby too.

Blessings...

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Sam, yes they are beautiful I agree, it's always nice to see flowers. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Singing Stream, nice to see you again.

Such a world of flowers to choose from in the gardens of today, ~ just love the aroma.. :)

Stacey said...

Hi Eric,
Just popping over to see how you are, hope your well.
Take care :-)

PipeTobacco said...

Sir:

Very nice image. I have never seen daisy-like flowers with a violet center before. Very attractive.

PipeTobacco

Eric Valentine said...

Hello Stacey, thanks for your thoughtfulness, things are just moving slow right now my friend.

Take care. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hello pipetobacco, so nice getting a visit from you. Yes the daisy is wonderful and does come in a variety of unusual colors too.

Have a good day sir :)

newnorth said...

those are pretty.

Eric Valentine said...

Nice to C U passing thru Newnorth! :)

drips of paint said...

keep watering the flower, it is growing & going strong ....
keep well Eric :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Tim, with all the rain we are having, it gets lots of watering. :D