#MySundaySnapshot – Flower Power 3/52 (2019)

Welcome to the third week of the #MySundaySnapshot blog series, a brand new blog-linky which you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part. Thanks to all those that have taken part over the past fortnight, I have really enjoyed flicking through all the photos that have been shared so far.

Whilst I can cope with keeping two kids clothed, warm, fed, watered and healthy – it seems that I unable to care for and to keep a plant alive for more than week. I’ve had all kinds of house plants over the years and, none of which have made it for long. A few years ago I thought that I’d cracked it, I had the most amazing plant which I kept in the bathroom windowsill and watered regularly. I was so pleased that I had been able to keep this plant looking so good that I mentioned it to my Mother-in-law who kindly pointed out that my plant was plastic… I had been watering and tending to a fake flower all along!

One thing is for sure, I do not have green hands, nor fingers nor anything other than eyes for that matter. This is one of the many reasons that the husband and I chose to swap our swampy, grass garden for AstroTurf. Fake grass seemed far less work and far less effort to maintain, that and there was very little chance of me killing it.

Despite covering our entire back garden with what is essentially a grassy carpet, we still have a small patch of real grass at the front of our house, in which I spotted this rather pretty, pink flower earlier today. For all I know it could well be a weed, either way it caught my eye as it looked to be rather beautiful sat in the border and therefore had its photo taken by myself.

#MySundaySnapshot - Flower Power 3/52 (2019)

It won’t be long before we rip up the front lawn and replace that too with AstroTurf. When the time comes for this, I’ll be sure to invest in some sturdy pot plants (possibly plastic if needs be) to give the illusion of life around the lawn, until then I will treasure these pretty, pink petals.


“I could bring my favourite flower
Maybe yours would be the same
Maybe we would argue hours
Over the fair flower’s name”

Joni Mitchell – The Way It Is

Thanks for reading my #MySundaySnapshot post, I look forward to catching up and sharing your #MySundaySnapshot pictures either through your own posts, social media shares or comments upon this post.

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  1. sarahmo3w
    January 20, 2019 / 6:45 am

    Love that you were watering a fake plant! This flower is very pretty and rather unexpected at this time of year.

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:11 pm

      It was quite embarrassing at the time but gardening has never been and will never be my thing.

  2. January 20, 2019 / 8:21 am

    I’m the same, useless with plants although somehow I keep orchids alive #mysundaysnap

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:11 pm

      I cannot cope with gardening, I’m useless at it!

  3. January 20, 2019 / 9:44 am

    I have to admit being green fingered – we have an allotment in lieu of a garden & I love it! #MySundaySnapshot

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      I don’t know the first thing about gardening! Lucky you x

  4. January 20, 2019 / 10:41 am

    How funny, watering a fake plant 🙂 I can’t grow anything in my garden and I’d so love some flowers.
    Thanks for hosting x

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      I’m all for fake flowers. They looked real enough for me and they need no work! You’re welcome, I enjoy hosting this linky x

  5. January 20, 2019 / 11:08 am

    Beautiful capture. It makes me think spring is on the way X #mysundaysnapshot

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      Spring is right around the corner, I cannot wait!

  6. Anonymous
    January 20, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    I’m not great at keeping flowers alive. Love these flowers are in your garden already x

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks, they are the only flowers there at the moment.

  7. January 20, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    What a lovely capture. I’m not into gardening at all. These look so nice though x

  8. January 20, 2019 / 4:20 pm

    hahaha! That made me laugh out loud. A plastic plant! lol
    Aww! That flower is very pretty.

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:09 pm

      Ha yeh I still giggle thinking about it now.

  9. January 20, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    Hehe! That’s great about the fake plant. It must have looked really real 🙂 I love the idea of fake grass. it doesn’t lose it’s colour and will always be pretty lush and full? #mysundaysnapshot x

    • January 20, 2019 / 8:09 pm

      It did look really real! LOL

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