I Just Want Flowers That Live

I love pretty flowers and have made many attempts to plant them in the yard of every home we’ve lived in since my husband, Bill, and I have been married. Unfortunately, I apparently don’t have what it takes to keep them alive. Every flower I ever planted died a slow, and I’m sure painful death, until finally I admitted defeat and quit planting flowers.

However, when we moved to our new home here in beautiful Chandler Arizona, I was delighted to see our new home had big beautiful flowering plants all over our front yard. My heart was happy every time I looked out my front window and saw the four brilliant, fuchsia, Bougainville’s providing their pop of color among the purple sage…I even did a blog post about them a while back with pictures of all the beautiful colors on my flowering plants… especially the Bougainvillea!

This is what is left of my beautiful, flowering, Bougainvillea, and I had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the death of them.


No, my beautiful Bougainvillea FROZE to death here in what is supposed to be the valley of the SUN! They can’t get any deader than this so we had them removed yesterday and once again I’m left without the pop of color in my yard that I crave…


I was told you can’t kill Bougainvillea even if you tried, and that’s why I bonded with them so much. I believed they would always be there for me to enjoy…

Now, I know many other people lost their plants too…and I feel bad for them as well…but this post is all about me…and the loss of the ONLY pretty flowering plants I had and hoped would always be there for me…yes, just this once…it’s all about me:)

Stay Tuned!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 23:08:51

    Are you sure they were dead? Ours always look dead after a freeze, but once they are cut back they come back out again!!!


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