Friday, July 17, 2015

The Beauty of Wild Flowers

Each summer, I try to add some gratuitous beauty to the garden by way of wild flowers.  The bees and hover flies and butterflies adore them, which makes the rest of the garden very happy as well.  And I love how they look, little dots of cheerful color happily growing in wild abandon.  When fall comes, I mow them down with the weed whipper and give the area a good raking.  Generally I need to reseed in the spring after the last frost passes, but some flowers do a wonderful job of seeding themselves.  I have patches of blanket flower, yarrow and bachelors buttons that come back, year after year, delightful surprises for both me and the bees.

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