Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What's Blooming At The B Farm


Once upon a time, someone made some pretty flowerbeds at the farm. It's been fun to see what pops up each year. These plants are survivors - from drought, deer, and neglect. But what survivors!

The yarrow always delights:

The lantana sprawls out of bounds each summer and needs to be trimmed back. Butterflies love it.

Irises in a rainbow of colors:


There are cannas and a gardenia bush too - soon to be blooming.

And then there's the few things I have planted. A cute mini rose sent to me from one of my first blogging buddies. And lots of mint:

A red amaryllis

And an oak leaf hydrangea given to me by my mother-in-law.

Out in the pastures, I can always find something blooming or in seed:

Red clover:

Spiderwort:

Woolywhites:

Yellow daisy type flower...I don't know the variety:

Dandelion seeds:


Tiny, tiny seeds that seem to sparkle in the morning light:

Then the dewberries are starting to ripen. Yum, I can taste the pie now...so good!


 I can't wait to be there full-time and really cultivate the flowerbeds. I have so many plans and things I want to plant. It's going to be great!

Hugs,
Cecilia

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26 comments:

  1. Yay for Yarrow!! I love that you are showing plants that occur more naturally than some that we put in flower beds. I bet the bees and butterflies are happy at B Farm. :)

    Thank you for joining the garden party. Your photos are beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful pictures Cecilia! Everything looks so pretty and I know it will be even prettier when you are there full time. What are dewberries? They look like blackberries. Are they similar? Hope your week is going well. Have a wonderful evening.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  3. How lovely, Cecilia! Everything looks so pretty!

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  4. I love the variety of flowers you featured here. They are gorgeous!

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  5. The B farm certainly is looking beautiful! From the well maintained beds to the fields. Love them both! I've really got to get me an Oakleaf Hydrangea. Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! This is the first year the hydrangea has bloomed. I'm so excited! And I do love to see what I can find blooming out in the fields and woods. :)

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  6. I love everything that is blooming at B Farm.

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  7. You have so many pretties blooming in your yard! Thanks for sharing it with us.;-)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I do love this time of year when all the plants seem to be trying to outdo each other!

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  8. The farm is looking might purdy, and for sure when you're there full time it will look even prettier. I know you're looking forward to it!

    xxx

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  9. my oakleaf hydrangea just did not like it's home in my yard and looks like it has given up. So sad! It that the Little Buckaroo rose? It's looking like it is definitely happy there! So cheery !

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  10. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful farm flowers so much. Your photographs are lovely. My favorite is the dandelion seeds flying. My hydrangea had only one small bloom last year but it looks promising this year. Hope I didn't just jink it.

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    1. Haha, I had to lay in the ground to get that picture! My hydrangea didn't bloom last year so I'm excited to see the blooms on it this one. Hope yours does well

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  11. Cecilia- thank you for joining the Garden Party-
    you are a wonderful gardener and photographer!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thanks Laura! What a fun party. Love seeing everyone's pretty gardens b

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  12. Great pictures Cecilia. I too love to find the wild flowers to take pictures of. Love your picture of the Dandelion seeds. The Iris are beautiful too. Glad to see the Spiderwort. We have those growing wild in the yard at our rental house and I did not know what they were.
    Thanks.
    Big hug.
    Audrey Z.

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  13. Oh my I would never go inside with all those beautiful flowers blooming. What fun it must be to see a little green popping through the dirt and not knowing for sure what it will become. I love your little rose and that beautiful hydrangea.And the Spiderwort is a beautiful shade of blue. Thanks for sharing, lovely pictures.

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    1. Teresa, I could stay there forever! There's such joy and peace in a garden, even a half wild one. And it has been fun discovering what's there. There's a relative of the spiderwort called a daywort...its blooms are sky blue. It reseeds very readily and takes over but those blue flowers are gorgeous! It's growing at the city house but hasn't bloomed yet.

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  14. Beautiful flowers!!!....the iris are fabulous...waiting for mine to bloom....Question: do you have any problems with the deer eating your flowers...or do you not have a deer problem...we are in a large neighborhood and the deer are relentless!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. No, we have deer but they leave these alone. The rose is in the backyard but they can jump over the fence. Maybe it's the mint planted around it that keeps them away from it. Most of these plants have a strong scent like the yarrow and lantana. Good luck!

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  15. No yarrow here yet... but soon, so perfectly soon

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Glad you stopped in, Molly. Isn't yarrow wonderful?

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  16. Cecilia,
    I love them all, but I am enthralled with how you captured the dancing and sparkling little seeds with your artistic eye. A true artist like you would "see," the magic in that photo. I am happy to see your Iris blooming too-I will get some roots next year and add them to my garden.
    Love it all, my friend!
    Jemma

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  17. Cecilia,
    Gorgeous photos of your beautiful flowers, dear one!
    I'm thrilled to find so~o~o many varieties in your post
    that will survive the drought! I, too, am in a drought area.
    Visiting from The Garden Party!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat! So happy to have you stop by. Isn't it nice to be able to share what's working in our gardens and weather? Have a great week!

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