The bush administration

Okay, just one more Uncle Jim story and then I will stop.

For awhile there, my uncle had to have physical therapists come to his house. While my saintly Aunt Sue talked to said therapists, Uncle Jim sat behind her and mouthed, "HELP ME! SHE'S ABUSING ME!"

Who got a big kick out of himself? Was it Uncle Jim?

How they knew he was kidding and did not haul poor Aunt Sue off to jail is beyond me.

Anyway, the following photos were a big hit on Facebook yesterday so I will put them up for you. Whoever planted the azalea bushes in my yard was either color blind or really garish. I currently have an explosion of hot pink and orange going on that is not to be believed.

I kind of like it. In a Miss Piggy drag queen Priscilla Queen of the Desert LSD Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy kind of a way.

Clashybush

Spring is here. My bushes are duking it out. Snow White and Rose Red, indeed. I mean, who decided, Hey! Why not coral and purple right here? And I know it looks like I have crooked curtains in the back but I really do not. They are not even gathered, they hang straight across. It is some sort of optical illusion or something.

Orange

Orange you glad I didn't show you another purple bush?

Pink

Oh but look! Right near it is a pink one! Of course. And look to the left. The nicely trimmed monkey grass. Thanks for the tip about running it over with the lawn mower. That totally worked.

Hotpink

This is my favorite one. It is pink pink pink. I can see it from my window, here, as I type you. You see the window all the way to the left with the shade halfway down? That's where I am right now. Hi! I'm waving! And this bush is about 10 times more florescent than this picture shows. Oh, it's gaudy. Love it.

Orangeandpink

Here was my artful attempt at juxtaposing the orange and pink bushes. Do you enjoy my juxtaposing? Are you jusxtaposing out? Also, is that a giant weed behind the pink bush? Because now I am going to have to go out in the rain with my shovel and I am highly annoyed.

The across-the-street neighbors are building a GARDEN in the FRONT YARD, hence that teeny crooked fence they have going on. Yes, I am irked by it.

However, they have a cute white bulldog and a nice orange kitty who Winston is friends with.

Henri

Henry not see why you need to look at other orange kitties. Henry fax you rude messages. Henry say 1985 called. Says your fax is here.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

89 thoughts on “The bush administration”

  1. C’mon Furry! We all aren’t as cultured as you. If you are going to talk dirty, do it in English, please!
    Do you think azaleas would bloom in the midwest? They are so beautiful. And I think flowers look better and more natural when they aren’t all matchy-matchy. A wild explosion of color. In my opinoin, I think it’s better that way.
    Heart the Henry picture. So cute.

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  2. I ahve to ask — when you said you were waving at us, did you really? Cuz I totally pictured you sitting in your computer room waving out the window at the bush, and it made me giggle.

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  3. When I moved in with The Man I had to pull my bushes out. They were scrawny little things that were sparse and uneven. They didn’t get enough light because they were over shadowed by the evergreen type bushes. Your bushes would make any gardener jealous. They are full and beautiful.
    @Jan-don’t know where in the midwest you live, but in Ohio azaleas and rhododendrons are quite popular and beautiful.

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  4. Hulk (Who would have gotten a absolute KICK if I was your neighbor and had watched you cutting grass with scissors...) says:

    Someone had to tell you that you could use a lawn mower on your grass?

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  5. I’m with Duffylou on the azalea planting. Just check with a knowledgeable gardening center person, who can tell you a) what hardiness (yep, here we go again) zone you are in (my guess is 5) and what zones the azaleas thrive in. And then plant your own jazz garden. Remember that azaleas don’t like to grow in wet areas, so plant them on higher ground and throw in some pea gravel for good drainage.
    Our azaleas are stunning this year. They must thrive off those verdammt oak pollen worms which are in abundance. Perhaps I should use them for mulch……

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  6. “When I moved in with The Man I had to pull my bushes out” Bwahahaha There has been way to much x-rated talk on this site these days. Hope Hulk doesn’t get his hooks in that one…
    And YAY…Jan is back!

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  7. Furry is right…you are hip with your jazzy bushes. Get down with your bad self, June.
    Hoooooooonnnnrrrriiii is developing “the look”. He must be thinking, “stupid Americans with zee pink & zee coral togezer”.
    Our dog Boone has mastered that look.

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  8. I was gonna let that one go…figured if he let D-lou move in, the bush had already been out. More than once.

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  9. What’s wrong with a garden in the front yard? My people are country (as Britney would say) and that’s about as common in front yards as old clunkers and tires.

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  10. Meaning the root system had begun to decay and I didn’t need a shovel.

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  11. The azaleas are stunning! I also do not like gardens that are all perfect and landscaped and sculpted and matchy-matchy. BOOORRRIINNNNG!
    And, I don’t know where you live, Jan, but here in MA (zone 6) the azaelas are blooming their little hearts out right now! You must be able to have them in the Midwest wherever you are!

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  12. Speaking of gardens in the front, my two flower bed on either side of my front door currently house beautiful French lavender plants. And my husband saw the empty space between the plants as prime real estate with perfect sunlight and planted onions, peppers and tomatoes. All over, in between, and around there are tomatoes, onions and peppers. With the lavender.
    Not exactly the look I was going for. But I guess the 2 acres he has planted out back weren’t quite enough. : )

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  13. The only thing my father-in-law ever said that was worth repeating was “God didn’t make flowers that don’t go together.”

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  14. It seriously took me forever to figure out why you called this post “The bush administration.” Do you think the pharmacist has been switching my meds with Topamax?

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  15. That’s OK, Laura. It took somebody to tell Junie she could use a lawn mower to cut her grass.

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  16. Hulk, we used to have an eccentric old neighbor who would cut his monkey grass with scissors…I was just trying to keep Junie from being that person in her neighborhood. ‘Sides, I hate monkey grass and love mowing it down. Wish it’d stay down.

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  17. Hulk-it’s probably much too earlier in your neck of the woods for annuals (unless of course, you want to cover them every night???)
    p.s. Your single now, you can spray all the bushes you wish!

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  18. Hulk-it’s probably much too earlier in your neck of the woods for annuals (unless of course, you want to cover them every night???)
    p.s. Your single now, you can spray all the bushes you wish!

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  19. Hulk-it’s probably much too earlier in your neck of the woods for annuals (unless of course, you want to cover them every night???)
    p.s. Your single now, you can spray all the bushes you wish!

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  20. Henri is adorable…he can send me a fax anytime. And your bushes are gaudy in a pleasant sort of way. Like Lady Ga-Ga. Makes you look and possibly admire what you see and then walk away before it gets inside your head and you think about it too much.

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  21. ugh**early and I know that it should be You are single now!

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  22. ugh**early and I know that it should be You are single now!

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  23. ugh**early and I know that it should be You are single now!

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  24. Unoriginal Paula, you are VERY original. That was great! Although, remember there’s a mom/wife in Hulk’s life.
    Sadly, we lost many of our azaleas this year to the bitter cold that lasted far too long here in the Tropics. But, I love looking at June’s purty bushes. They are splendid in their vibrancy and clash of colors.

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  25. Fawn still loves Hulk. Awesome. Hey, do you need anyone to sign your licence?

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  26. Sorry, I totally forgot about the mother/wife situation! I don’t want to even go there and hopefully Hulk doesn’t either-bwah. Yes, it is both weird and creepy to refer to anyone over the age of about 25 as your girlfriend! How about date or friend?

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  27. Sorry, I totally forgot about the mother/wife situation! I don’t want to even go there and hopefully Hulk doesn’t either-bwah. Yes, it is both weird and creepy to refer to anyone over the age of about 25 as your girlfriend! How about date or friend?

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  28. Sorry, I totally forgot about the mother/wife situation! I don’t want to even go there and hopefully Hulk doesn’t either-bwah. Yes, it is both weird and creepy to refer to anyone over the age of about 25 as your girlfriend! How about date or friend?

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  29. Hulk… to early to plant annuals. You’ll need to cover them every night. And seeing how busy you are spraying bushes, I doubt you’ll find time to cover them. I wait until almost Memorial Day to plant any annuals. And I still have had a hard frost come through late in May and screw me over.
    I will be visiting the greenhouse to get my annuals and new perennials soon. I will be getting some azaleas. Love them.
    And before I forget again… thanks to all of you who sent good thoughts and prayers my family’s way. We appreciated each and every one.

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  30. My, the commenters have really been into the potty humor lately! LOVE it!
    Nice bush, June.
    I would never put that combination together, but apparently your former neighbor was daring in her color choices.
    I like softer color combos. I have some pretty photos on my blog of the spring loveliness in MA. Things are about a month early, but I’m fine with that!

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  31. Bushes, now. And again I’m late to the party. BAH.
    That one orange bush could use a Brazilian, I’m just sayin’.
    I love azaleas but I love love love lilacs. Oh, and last year we planted a butterfly bush, not that it grew butterflies but it attracted them, and OH did we have the most beautiful monarch butterflies! So (all together now) When We Move, we are going to plant more butterfly bushes, specifically along one of the property lines. Because nothing makes a good neighbor like a good fence, I always say, but (oh brother) bushes are more welcoming. Yeah. Have at that one, ya pervs.
    Actually I’m rather proud/surprised there were no ‘carpet matching the drapes’ remarks with all the bushwacking here today.

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  32. Bushes, now. And again I’m late to the party. BAH.
    That one orange bush could use a Brazilian, I’m just sayin’.
    I love azaleas but I love love love lilacs. Oh, and last year we planted a butterfly bush, not that it grew butterflies but it attracted them, and OH did we have the most beautiful monarch butterflies! So (all together now) When We Move, we are going to plant more butterfly bushes, specifically along one of the property lines. Because nothing makes a good neighbor like a good fence, I always say, but (oh brother) bushes are more welcoming. Yeah. Have at that one, ya pervs.
    Actually I’m rather proud/surprised there were no ‘carpet matching the drapes’ remarks with all the bushwacking here today.

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  33. Bushes, now. And again I’m late to the party. BAH.
    That one orange bush could use a Brazilian, I’m just sayin’.
    I love azaleas but I love love love lilacs. Oh, and last year we planted a butterfly bush, not that it grew butterflies but it attracted them, and OH did we have the most beautiful monarch butterflies! So (all together now) When We Move, we are going to plant more butterfly bushes, specifically along one of the property lines. Because nothing makes a good neighbor like a good fence, I always say, but (oh brother) bushes are more welcoming. Yeah. Have at that one, ya pervs.
    Actually I’m rather proud/surprised there were no ‘carpet matching the drapes’ remarks with all the bushwacking here today.

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  34. Wait wait wait…why is Hulk so interested in using the correct dating terminology? What did I miss??? Is Miss Valentine’s Day Makeout still in the picture? Inquiring (and nosey) minds want to know since I have no bush talk today.

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  35. Paula love me some butterfly bushes. I’ve tried to grow 3 in 10 years. Fail. Of course one had to do with a dog digging it up. And Denver can just be hateful to pretty plants. My lilac is just starting to show it’s pretty self! Woot woot!

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  36. Paula love me some butterfly bushes. I’ve tried to grow 3 in 10 years. Fail. Of course one had to do with a dog digging it up. And Denver can just be hateful to pretty plants. My lilac is just starting to show it’s pretty self! Woot woot!

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  37. Paula love me some butterfly bushes. I’ve tried to grow 3 in 10 years. Fail. Of course one had to do with a dog digging it up. And Denver can just be hateful to pretty plants. My lilac is just starting to show it’s pretty self! Woot woot!

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  38. Look how Henry has grown! I must say, he was certainly focused on you, assuming you are the one taking his photo. I didn’t think Marvin would be out there taking photos.
    Your yard is beautiful. Maybe the neighbors will share some of the harvest from their garden, so don’t be irked so soon. Only be irked if they don’t share.

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  39. Totally off subject, but it is a new day… June, on AOL there is a story about a woman in Great Britain who woke after a migraine with a foreign accent! It’s a real condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome. I know, not very creative, but now she sounds Chinese!
    You should Google it.

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  40. Totally off subject, but it is a new day… June, on AOL there is a story about a woman in Great Britain who woke after a migraine with a foreign accent! It’s a real condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome. I know, not very creative, but now she sounds Chinese!
    You should Google it.

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  41. Totally off subject, but it is a new day… June, on AOL there is a story about a woman in Great Britain who woke after a migraine with a foreign accent! It’s a real condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome. I know, not very creative, but now she sounds Chinese!
    You should Google it.

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