Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wildflower Garden Update

My wildflower garden was not the exciting burst of color I had hoped for.  It seemed as though I was growing weeds all summer long.  Tall grasses "decorated" my back yard.  Luckily, it is not a showplace.  We keep it natural so as to not have to water and mow as often.  Our back yard is a place for growing vegetables, feeding birds, and campfires. So weeds were not really out of place. But where were the flowers?  I had paid a fair amount of money for some good quality seeds.

A few weeks ago, some color finally started to appear. The stems are short, but now I have hope for next year.  I'll leave that space untouched, and maybe the seeds dropped form the surviving plants will reproduce. It's also possible some of the seeds are biennials, which means they will produce a plant this year but not a flower.  Then next year the bloom will show up producing more seeds for the following year. Anyway, here are some of the flowers that have bloomed so far -- my grandson seemed to have left a nice fingerprint on the lens, but if you can look past it, you will see the show.


You might also like to visit my other blogs: An Herbal Bedfellow, www.anherbalbedfellow.com & Grabbin' A Bite, www.grabbinabite.com

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