I love to walk around my yard in the early summer and visit all of the blooming plants. One of my favorites is the Clematis vine. This particular variety blooms every few weeks all summer long. I don't know what variety it is because I got it from the clearance bin at Walmart. It was a sad little thing, but with a bit of TLC, it has recovered beautifully.
Another one of my favorites is this peony. Again, I don't know the variety because it was rescued from the clearance pile at Lowe's.
The blooms don't last very long if a good rain storm comes along, but they
are stunning while they last.
I can't help but be reminded that it's not how you start out, but how you finish. Like these flowers, I want to finish well. How about you?