Friday, July 17, 2009

Yard gone wild...

A butternut squash rambles through the mint untethered by nets and fence...

Ol'timey garden varieties never let me down...just look American don't they...

...gateway to the chateau, a welcoming mix of wild and tame...sorta...

What's left of my garden after the drain field was laid, we'll deal with those issues next year, now that I know what's stayed with me...

...the owl and the pony guard the entry in wildlife fashion, can you imagine a field full of Queen Anne's Lace...me too...next year perhaps...but for now she lines my drive welcoming a traveler 'long side a country lane...

Finally...my Turk's cap lilies have started to bloom, they are at least 6 feet tall...what grand nectar for the hummers...

...even if I don't see a kernel of corn out of my wee patch, tis fine with me...the sweet scent of corn tassels wafts through the air and provides a natural, Iowa born fence to keep out the meanies...I will be pleased...it is a simple thing...

19 comments:

Lori R. said...

Your flowers are beautiful and those lilies are just unreal... huge!!!! Glad to see they haven't buried the pink chateau since I know you have been flying by the seat of your pants lately.

misselaineous said...

Hey Sharon...Am loving the pics of your yard gone wild!! The lillies...the ecanachia (Sp?)...coneflowers!...Just makes me want to jump in my truck & head to Iowa! Your comment on my blog the other day did my heart good...thanks for stopping by! *elaine*

willow said...

Wow! Those coneflowers! And look at your corn, too! Glorious.

cconz said...

Love the flower pics. I'll bet the monarchs are thick around the ole pink chateau.The turks cap are very cool. You can't beat a species lily.They are'nt to fussy.

Chris Wolf said...

aaahhhh, that was lovely. I would love some of that mint sometime! I'm very fond of lime and mint together lately, if you know what I mean!

The Attic said...

Lovely! So what is the next post? Scratchy Gone Wild? I know how she loves to roll in the grass. :)

summersundays-jw said...

If your weather is like ours this morning, it's a good day to work in the yard & mine seriously needs it. Love all your old timey flowers. They certainly go with the pink chateau. Have a good weekend -- better dig out that sweatshirt. Jan

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sharon....your garden and flowers are just magical! I love it all sweetie....gorgeous ~ xxoo, Dawn

Raven said...

What gorgeous flowers!! Those pics are beautiful. You must have the greenest thumb there ever was. I'm totally opposite. My mom gave my daughter a beautiful poinsettia (it was March, she was sick of it, but I couldn't believe she kept it alive and flowering so long!) and I'm embarrassed to say that it perished after 3 days at our house.

Jane Doe said...

Ooops, I made that comment with the wrong user name, I meant to do it under Jane Doe, not Raven. Sorry.

trash talk said...

How on earth do you get it all done? Your garden is spectacular...what a riot of color. Must be something in that Ioway dirt that I don't have in my Texas gumbo!
Debbie

Greyscale Territory said...

A wild garden always reminds of a free spirit, wings and a smile! These photos glow with all those things!

donna baker said...

You and Scratchy have green thumbs.

sarayutouched said...

a fence of corn...what a lovely thought. as i sit here with my coffee, looking at your pictures and reading your words...a smile comes to my face. you are indeed my soul sister.

Rambling Woods said...

I came to visit your Shadow shot which is fabulous with your prose, but I really love your yard..... Michelle

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Katie said...

Exploding colors look beautimous!

dulcy said...

Love, love, love those cone flowers!

dulcy

Rita said...

How I wish I could get my hubby to agree to leaving that manicured look behind. I do so like places like yours.

I have been sneaking in a few new perennials each spring hoping they will get a good start before it notices they are there.

thanks for popping into my place as well. Visitors always welcome.

High Desert Diva said...

Just catching up after a few days of not reading. Your flowers look amazing!