Friday, June 20, 2008

Yea, Summer!

The gardens grow and burst into color. I need to find a sunny spot to plant the starts of moon flowers that I received Wednesday. Someday, there will simply be a small path in the front yard with no need to mow at all. The back yard belongs to the dogs, except where I have fenced the flowers to protect them a little.

The front yard belongs to me!

The peonies have come and gone, but almost every day, something new opens to add the the view. I don't plant annuals. I like things that either self-seed or are perennials. I really like the native flowers. Purple coneflowers and black-eyed Susan's being my favorites. Science has messed with Mother Nature and produced some new colors of coneflowers. The white ones and the yellow ones have not bloomed yet. I did not invest in the new orange one. Give them a few years and the price will come down or someone will give me seeds.
Hollyhocks and lots of old fashioned day lilies dot the yard, both front and back.

No exotics!

Mother Nature doesn't need exotics to paint a lovely picture. My theory is that a weed is a flower that is growing somewhere that you do not want it. Even the clover that has taken over the back yard and the Creeping Charlie that tries to take over everywhere.

How does my garden grow? Anyway it wants to!


Rixblix said...

Love, love, love it. My hollyhocks are starting to bloom. I've forgotten what color some of them are. My coreopsis is starting to bloom along with the bachelor's buttons. I love perennials and wildflowers. I'd love to collect some seeds this fall, if you'll let me! It's gorgeous!

My Flock Rocks! said...

How beautiful~ how do you keep the weeds out? And can I hire you to do my garden? My dream is to have the whole "way" back yard filled with wild flowers and paths...but I don't have the green thumb :(

Jimi said...

That's a really nice yard Ramble! I wish I had half the green thumb you have.