PICKING POSIES

Tradition! Every first Friday in May, my mom and I go greenhouse hopping and stuff our vehicles with flowers galore. Then it's home to plant, plant, plant and sure to be sore the next day. I literally made 33 trips from my garage to the shed where I do my potting. This year, we managed to hit 6 greenhouses all by 
1 pm. We both ran out of room so it was back the next morning to two of our favorites to finish up. I know, more flowers just means more care and watering, but they are so beautiful!!!! My mother has had the most beautiful flowers in our area for as long as I can remember and often gets consulted on 
"What flowers should I get?", so you can bet I got my green thumb from this lovely lady!!







This is the majority of the traffic we see when flower shopping in the middle of Amish Country. Of course I stopped for some homemade cinnamon rolls too!! Best Cinnamon rolls ever. I always get them for Christmas morning and of course any time we go to this Amish town.



Here are some of my posies from last year.





 This one below was my favorite last year and we were lucky enough to find it again this year. It is a perennial but I had it in a pot which at the end of the season you could plant it in the ground for next year.


xoxo
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

57 comments:

  1. You are so lucky :) what lovely flowers, and what a lovely tradition!

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    1. Oh sweet Amanda! Thank you! I hope you have a lovely day angel!! xo

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  2. lucky you and your green thumb! they look gorgeous!

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    1. I thank you sweet Elle!! I hope your day is just as amazing as you are! xo

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  3. Love your tradition. I love the flowers <3

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    1. Thank you lovely! I hope you have an amazing day!!!

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  4. I LOVE this time of year- it's time to get my patio whipped into shape with some fresh new flowers!

    Six greenhouses by 1 pm?! You guys are rock stars!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. You'll have that patio looking amazing!!! Thank you sweetie! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!!!!

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  5. Those flowers are so pretty and so funny that is your tradition with your mom - my sister does the same thing with her kids!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Aww, Neat! Hope you are having an amazing day!! xo

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I hope that you share some pictures of what you do this year!! I am looking forward to starting our urban garden soon too. :-) Have a wonderful day!!! :-)

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    1. I sure will, thank you!! So fun digging in the dirt! lol. Can't wait to see your Urban Garden results! You have a fun and fantastic day too lovely lady! :-)

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  7. All of your flowers are just gorgeous!!!! I really want to start planting my own stuff this year...both indoors and outdoors. My mom was never really good at gardening but my sister and my grandpa were so I hope it is in my genes!!!

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    1. You go girl!! You'll have flowers bursting your home into a wonderland!!! :-) Happy Day sweets!

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  8. Cinnamon rolls and fresh flowers sounds like my kind of day! This looks like a great day to spend with mom :)

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    1. Oh thank you Nichole! It was a great day and I hope yours is simply fantastic today!! :-) xo

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  9. what a nice tradition you have with your mom. and those are some pretty flowers

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    1. Why Thank you! I hope you are enjoying a lovely day!!

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    1. Why thank you for the sweet comment. I hope you're having a fun and lovely day! xo

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  11. Oh WOW!!!!!! So beautiful.
    I have one tulip that the people planted that lived in the house before us... it keeps coming back every year. That's the only floral thing I have at my house ... that's sad :)

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    1. Aww sweetie, but I bet that tulip is beautiful just like you! I hope you're having a lovely day!

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  12. Andrea, wow, what a wonderful tradition and your mom is SO beautiful (as are the flowers)! I loved seeing this post today, just brightened my day! Always love stopping in beautiful woman! XO -Kim

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    1. And you make me smile with your comments Kim!! You're such a doll! Thank you, I hope this day has been beautiful for you so far sweet and gorgeous lady!! XO

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  13. Oh what a nice post with beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thank you, I hope your day has been rocking so far!! xo

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  14. Quite the green thumb indeed! I def need help with gardening. I may try some container gardening this year. Seems to be a little bit easier

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    1. Containers are the best and get a good moisture control pitting soil and you'll have beautiful posies!!! Hope you're having an amazing day. xo

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  15. All of those flowers are so fun and summery! There's just something about a fresh vase of flowers sitting on the table and front porch.

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    1. I know it, flowers can perk up any space and put a smile on your face!! Thank you, I hope you're having a wonderful day!!

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  16. Very cool! Have a wonderful tuesday sweetie!

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    1. Just followed you on bloglovin my dear! Happy Tuesday to you as well!!!!

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  17. Ooh what gorgeous flowers! This is such a lovely tradition with beautiful results!

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    1. Oh so sweet of you to say!! I hope you are having a lovely day!! xo

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  18. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous. You have a true talent! It must run in the family.

    I'll be getting mine and planting this week. I typically split it up a few nights after work.

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    1. Smart girl to split it up! I was exhausted! Ha! I sure hope you've had a lovely day!! :-)

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  19. Oh wow! Those flowers are so pretty. I am not as inclined picking flowers and keeping them alive. Those cinnamon rolls are a perfect treat and truly earned after all that hard work.

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    1. Kerry that's cute, yes those cinnamon rolls are our reward!! Yummo!! Hope you've had a lovely day!!! xo

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  20. Posies are beautiful aren't they? One of my favourites!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you sweet Lorna! Hope you've had a lovely day. xo

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  21. Your flowers are awesome! I wish I didn't have a black thumb...I love plants but they don't seem to like me much (I've been known to kill succulents even!) I will live vicariously through you when it comes to all flowers and plants :)!!

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    1. You crack me up!!! Black thumb!! ;) but you know your talents in many other areas far exceeds any plant and flower shizzle! You got it going on girl, black thumb and all!! Hope you've had an awesome day!!

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  22. What a sweet tradition! The flowers are so pretty, and that cinnamon roll looks amazing :)

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    1. It was so yummy, ready for another, lol!!! I hope you've had a wonderful day!!! xo

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  23. Such a nice tradition, love all of these pretty pics!! Flowers and cinnamon rolls sounds like a perfect day to me;) Thanks for stopping by today!
    Marta
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    1. Thank you and you are welcome too. You have a lovely Blog beautiful lady!! :)

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  24. What a fun tradition. That's sounds like a lot of work but so worth it.

    Alice
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    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  25. Gosh your flowers are so beautiful! I wish I had some room to grow some!

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  26. what a wonderful tradition... i love those flowers

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  27. Thank you ever so much for sharing this pretty Spring gardening inspiration with us at the Garden party! Makes my heart happy:)
    Jemma

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm going to consider you the petunia queen for this week. It seems like it gets too hot here in Texas after awhile and they aren't quite as pretty. The newer varieties are much improved though. I love your deck! What a happy place. :)

    Thanks so much for joining the garden party today.

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  29. I love your mother/daughter tradition.

    My mother used to enjoy watching me in the garden, but she never liked working in the garden. But, both my sister and I love to garden.

    I wish your a bountiful harvest of blooms this spring.

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  30. Love all those posies on your deck. So pretty!

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  31. Andrea- when you say posies, are those petunias?
    We can grow petunias where I live but they have a very short life.
    The end is not good.
    Do you feed them?
    I am so glad you shared this at our Garden Party!
    Welcome!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  32. All of those gorgeous flowers would put me on cloud nine! :) I have to attribute my green thumb to my sweet mother as well. She's passed now, but I can't help but think of her when I am in the garden. She loved it as much as I do. It truly rejuvenates me. I am heading to a nursery with a friend tomorrow to do just what you do with your mother. It's so fun and of course we stop and have lunch. Wish I could grab one of those yummy cinnamon rolls! Happy to be following you on google and thanks for sharing with our Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. Oh Andrea you indeed have a gorgeous green thumb. I will have to seek out that coral phlox. Thank you so very much for linking up to the garden party. Your post was completely enchanting.

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