6 word Saturday

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The maize is through the plastic

which only two Saturdays ago the farmers optimistically laid in stripes over the newly-prepared soil. The funny thing is that it is also through, just as vigorously, in the half of the field that they didn’t cover with plastic!

We’ve sown wildflower seeds, using molehill soil, all around the edges of the house and garden, where it’s impossible to mow – flowers for bees and butterflies and my delight.
They haven’t come up yet, so these are some of the bee food that arrived all by themselves.

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27 Responses to 6 word Saturday

  1. Suzy says:

    What a great idea to plant wildflowers where it’s hard to mow.

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  2. My mom was from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and it was always about corn: Knee high by the fourth of July! As for me, I am not a particularly talented gardener, so I let the wildflowers run riot. This makes for snotty comments at our church (we live next door in the parsonage). When someone snarks at me, I tell them to come over on Thursday afternoon and bring along their gloves and tools.

    To date, no one has ever shown. Good on you for having the knack!! Amy

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  3. pmwanken says:

    Growing up in Iowa, it was always “knee high by the 4th of July” for the corn. Nowadays, with bigger equipment allowing farmers to cover more ground in a shorter amount of time, it’s usually knee high by somewhere around the 4th of June!

    I visited Wildseed Farms (in Fredericksburg, Texas) this week. It was past the peak season for the large fields to be in bloom, but Mom and I were still able to take in the beauty of the place. Love those first blooms for the birds & the bees! And I love that you had some come up on their own! 🙂

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  4. Mlissabeth says:

    Nice to see growing things, of any kind!

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  5. Kate says:

    Springtime in France! Wish I were there!

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  6. restlessjo says:

    Nature is quite prepared to run riot at the slightest opportunity, isn’t she, Viv? 🙂

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  7. Oh what a perfect idea…for the bees, butterflies and for you…I love that! I just noticed the clover starting to bloom here, too…no daisies yet. I need to get my mitts on some wildflower seeds, I think, that’s a lovely idea! 🙂 Happy weekend to you, too, Viv!

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  8. Karen S. says:

    Isn’t nature just the best time ever! I am so happy we’re out of winter and into growing and blooming! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Judy says:

    We have wildflowers in our garden as well. They definitely attract the birds and the bees.

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  10. Romi says:

    Similar wildflowers are seen all over the riverbanks near my house.
    Have a great weekend.

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  11. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    May the maize grow amazingly well! 😉

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  12. Ron. says:

    Oh yeah; we’re finally in the green (& purple, etc.) here, too. Took long enough, that’s for sure. No corm (maize) yet, though; that still months away.

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  13. Misky says:

    We also ‘broadcast’ wild flower seeds under our apple trees. There’s a hue of green there now but certainly no flowers yet. I’ve read that it takes 2 summers for the flowers to come but that sounds incorrect to me. My experience with weeds is they grow fast and bloom fast.

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    • If they’re going to flower at all, it’s usually the first year, but I suppose it depends on weather conditions and on when they are sown.

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      • thehutts says:

        It does depend what you sow. I have been trying to grow pignut from seed for a few years now and am just about to get a flower this year. Pignut comes up as thin leaves for a few years before you get ones that actually look like pignut. We are growing wildflower meadows in small patches of our lawn to feed our guinea pigs. Just getting the first vetches in flower which they love. The dandelions and violets are just about over. Sally

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  14. I love the idea of a wildflower section in my garden. I really must try it, but I have been put off by people telling me it is hard to do. Did you find it difficult?

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