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The 30 Day Challenge – Day 24

Today I am grateful for my Best Gardening Buddy. Not only a gardening buddy but a lifelong best friend, Barbie and I have been through so much together. From playing together as kids to being Moms at the same time, sharing experiences (and clothes!) and all of life’s highs and lows. As we have matured, so have our interests and these days we’ve traded “club hopping” for “nursery shopping” and we are still having fun! Thanks for the ride Barbs … it’s been a blast!


Photo: Impatiens – I have lots of these growing in a very shaded corner of my back garden where I needed a fast growing, white annual to “lift” the darkness of the space. They are easy to grown and flower profusely given the right conditions and have had the desired effect. The area is a mass of white flowers which makes it appear far “lighter” than it is.

New Guinea impatiens form compact, succulent subshrubs with branches growing 1 to 2 feet tall by summer’s end. Leaves are long and narrow, green, bronze, or purple. Flowers, growing up to 2 inches in diameter, are white, pink, lavender, purple, orange, and red.

About the 30 Day Challenge

Cat of The Whimsical Gardener, has invited Garden Bloggers the world over to join her in the 30 day challenge of posting a photograph and sentiment that you are thankful for – every day for 30 days. Find something you are thankful for every day, for 30 days, can’t be too difficult, can it? See all Barbie’s and my posts filed under “30 Day Challenge“.

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

3 replies on “The 30 Day Challenge – Day 24”

You are sooo amazing!!! Thank you my buddy, for this!! I have been so busy that I have lost track of time and totally missed this special post!! You are my lifelong special friend and so much a part of me. I am the fortunate one to have you in my life. The ups and downs we have shared together and still we can laugh at our re-hashed jokes and stories. Not many can boast this kind of freindship! You are one in a gazillion!!! Thank you my special friend!! MISS YOU! 🙂

Christine what a lovely white flower…I used to plant these in my shady gardens…I rarely do now due to the sun in my new garden….I may have to rethink this…having such a special friend is the best blessing of all…

Hi Donna – I’ve found that Impatiens really don’t do well in sun – I have 2 pink ones in a spot right now that gets about 2 hours of sun a day and they are getting fried – that reminds me, I need to move them … 🙂

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