These Double Impatiens (Fiesta Apple Blossom) are a very pale shade of pink that shows up nicely in the lightly shaded area where the pot hangs. The plant hook was nailed to the tree years ago and now that we're older and smarter, I doubt we'd put a nail in a tree. Although, I've read that it would take a lot more than a nail to harm a mature, healthy tree. More serious sources of damage would be things like lawn mowers, string trimmers, soil compaction, tree topping and improper pruning. So, I won't worry about this particular nail and will instead enjoy the flowers.
Yesterday, I drove by this Bridal Wreath Spirea and it looked so amazing that I pulled the car over, put the window down and took this photo. For as long as I can remember, this shrub has been a favorite of mine. The way it's covered completely in tiny white flowers with its arched branches curving all the way to the ground always makes me take a second look.
Back in February, we had to cut down the big oak tree that was in poor health. It was a sad day. The good news is that last week I found one of its "babies" growing in an area where it couldn't stay, so I dug it out and put it temporarily in this pot. I don't know a darn thing about growing trees but with my grandson's help, we'll transplant it in his yard. They have three acres and only two autumn blaze maple trees and a handful of evergreens. Plenty of space for the mighty oak.