Monday, June 15, 2009

Let’s take a walk….

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Take a walk with me down the 4 wheeler paths on the big hill this evening….okay?  First you can’t help but notice all the vetch is blooming in pretty shades of purple, pink and white.

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I don’t know the name of most of this stuff, lol… but the bright yellow and purple combination is lovely.

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Talk about groundcover….God’s Garden is wild and beautiful to me.

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And the bees love it as well as….

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the butterflies…Milkweed is a food and habitat for Monarchs….there is a ton it.  It’s pretty in bloom.

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But of course my favorite is the wild roses…..

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They just bloom the one time, but wow… this one is huge.  4 ft tall by at least 6 ft wide.  I counted 7 tonight just on our ground.  When you look out on the hill you can see pink spots of them.  I wish they bloomed longer.

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Can you believe this?  It is a daylily called “Hall’s Pink.”  I have it in 6 places and last year it never bloomed.  I cannot get over the size if it.  It is not tall, but the blooms are bigger than Easter Lilies!  The color is a bit weird, but I will keep them because I’ve never seen one so large.  It has several blooms ready to follow this one.

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A few shots of the front….

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Everything is getting bigger….

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and more filled in….

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Especially big sister…. sigh.  Where does the time go?  Have nice evening everyone, glad you could take a walk with me….



  1. Big sister is a cutie! I know what you mean about the time, I posted today that my baby turned 17. I can't believe it.

    My milkweed is blooming now, I hope to see monarchs soon!

  2. Ah Brooke, as you say, where does the time go? I have three of my own who are growing up way too fast. I loved seeing your wildflowers. Some are similar to those I see along the roadways. Also, I let a milkweed grow in my garden for the Monarchs.~~Dee

  3. I always enjoy looking at areas close to my home with a fresh eye too! Your garden looks lovely and your daughter is a beauty! Love the rock she is sitting on!

  4. I love the Heuchera around the base of the rock and the varigated hosta surrounding that. That's the thing that I always doubt about my own gardening skills -- the 'pleasing placement' of plants re their color, size and how well they compliment their neighbor. You've done a great job!

  5. Brooke I love your blog. I enjoyed your country walk and your lovely garden. I will be back for more.

  6. Thanks for the nice walks! Everything looks beautiful! I really like the daylilies and Queen Anne's Lace together and the 'Pinkie Winkie' hydrabgea is amazing! I'll have to look for that one. Jean


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