Spring Blooming Flowers 6-15-2015

It’s been really busy at work this season. We’re busier than last year and there is no end in sight for the 50 hour work weeks. When I have more time, I must give you all some valuable advice about doing construction at your home. However, I won’t leave you empty handed!

When I was a young executive (21), a very successful salesman told me a small bit of advice that has stuck with me over the years. No one is able to argue it:

Good ~ Fast ~ Cheap. Pick two.

For you folks that don’t feel like thinking, I’ll spell it out for you.

  • If you want it good and cheap, it won’t be fast.
  • If you want it fast and good, it won’t be cheap.
  • If you want it fast and cheap, it won’t be good.

I need to tell some of my clients this!!

To see what was blooming in 2013 click HERE ~ 2014 click HERE.
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Cosmos bipinnatus and Gaura lindheimeri ~ Whirling Butterflies

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I know this is a verbena, but don’t know the name of this tropical. We use it in our summer container displays.

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Lithospermum incisum ~ Narrow-leaf Puccoon

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Got nothing here…

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Tragopogon pratensis ~ Meadow goat beard

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Coronilla varia ~ Crown vetch

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Lithospermum canescens ~ Hoary Puccoon

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Rosa rugosa ~ Wild rose

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Roses everywhere!

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Not sure about this shrub

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Coreopsis palmata ~ Prairie coreopsis

 

 

Β© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

15 thoughts on “Spring Blooming Flowers 6-15-2015

  1. …and that’s what my mom always thinks: 87 plants for 99 cents = sea of blossoms… and it mostly ends with a wasteland in our flower boxes :o( boy you should see the geranium she got for free… a nighmare lol

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  2. Love the Good – Fast – Cheap perspective. Having spent most of my working life as a Buyer in various organizations, I cannot fault that logic. It goes along with the “If the offer seems to good to be true……… it probably is!” ; “Buyer beware / Caveat Emptor”; “You get what you pay for.” ; “You pay peanuts …….. you get monkeys.” etc. Sadly, so many people allow a low price to over rule their own common sense. πŸ™‚

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  3. Your motto is one of the best that I have seen on paper. I learned about this a long time ago. Quality is never cheap. If you want something done fast it will not be good, And if you want cheap it will almost never last or the workmanship will be so dreadful you will have thrown your money away.

    For instance, If buying nursery discounted plants you had better examine for disease, insects and examine to see if the plant is root bound. Chances are there is something the matter with the plant- at least from my experience. But if you’re lucky there will be nothing wrong and you’ll have scored a rare bargain. πŸ™‚

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    • Yup! You’ve nailed the cheap nursery tactic and have made a great point. I don’t think there is any reason to run into a situation uneducated like you pointed out. I take the time to research every large purchase to be sure I’m getting to “pick three” on the deal. Then if/when a good, cheap price comes up, you can jump on it fast!

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  4. That’s perfect, I AM going to remember that and pass it along to my boyfriend, perhaps he’ll give himself less headaches. πŸ˜‰ I think it would be good to pass along to your clients…maybe add it to the letterhead, lol.

    That shrub could be a crabapple…I know I should know the other one you can’t ID but it’s eluding me even as I’ve seen it often in Michigan.

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    • I wish I could pass that advice to my clients, however they are so used to getting what they want with money, it’s useless.
      I like to think of them this way: I don’t have money and have some small issues in my life. These folks have tons of money. . Can you imagine the issues they must have? Crazy. Money does not buy happiness, IMO!
      About the crab ID… sorry, crabs have 5 petals. This had 4. I think it’s a “bedstraw” I’ll have to go back and check. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for playing! !!

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      • There’s an old saying “The more you have, the more you have to lose.” Successful charity collections start with the working folk. Trying to get donations from the affluent areas is soul destroying. Finally, so many affluent people committed suicide after the banks collapsed in the “great depression” because they lost everything. That’s so sad that (to them) money was “everything”! What a shallow existence.

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        • I agree with the shallow existence of most of the rich. I also can’t stand to be treated like less of a person because of the difference in pay grade. I don’t let it bother me, as I do know these folks do have other issues I don’t. =-)

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      • I’m sure their issues are overwhelming if not on the verge. Lol. I don’t think it buys happiness itself but it sure can help to acquire the things that can bring happiness! πŸ˜‰

        Oh man, it looked so similar I thought I was a winner.

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