Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Things I learned from my yard

 Hope is the vision to plant a seed.

<--Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis rubra)from seeds strewn near the end of a horrible drought, before we knew it was the end.

Not everything that interrupts a plan is a weed.

Antelope Horns (Asclepius asperula), a native milkweed, host to Monarch butterflies.---->

Beauty that is nurtured grows.  

Fifty years ago, my mother's mother grew daylillies. Forty years ago my mother planted pass-alongs in her yard.  Many years later, descendents bloom in mine.

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  1. I absolutely love flowers that can be passed along the generations! What a treasure!!

  2. Kathleen spends hours nurturing her plants. They thrive and are a joy.

  3. Such beauty. I've actually tried to get those milkweed plants started in my yard but no luck so far. I've scattered standing cypress seed in years past with nary a one germinating.

    So I say with authority you most definitely have the nurturing knack, Kat! And thanks for the passalong via your lovely photos.

  4. Do you have a secret to growing the Antelope Horns? I have scattered so many seeds and can't get anything to sprout.

    -Matt in Austin, TX

  5. Beautiful! I loved the shared generations of daylillies, and the scattering of seeds. It is a hopeful enterprise, isn't it? I have wild milkweed growing all over my yard, but this year, not a single monarch cat and I'm not sure why, except for the early drought. I'm hoping to see them back next year.

    Your previous post of the hummingbirds was mesmerizing. I've never had so many at my feeders.

    Your yard is an treasure of lovely things.

  6. The best seeds, and flowers are pass alongs.


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