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A Flowery View

Some of you dear readers may recall that the Husband and I stopped watering the lawn and bit by bit began pulling it out. The Husband has given me carte blanche to plant what I want where I want. He seems to be happy to do the grunt work such as digging holes, hauling, placing heavy plants where I say, and putting stuff in the green garbage can. He's such a sweetheart, the Husband is.

Today, I give you a peek of the view around our mailbox. The cosmos showed themselves over the weekend. It was a grand surprise. We had no idea what flower the feathery green stalks would be.

Below is the view looking from the house. The Mama kept the orange roses and pink daisies in pots. I chose to put them in the ground because they have a better chance of surviving.

Those are the last of the Spring poppies. Yesterday I pulled out a lot of old growth, throwing many of the seed pods back into the yard. Maybe poppies will show up again in late July.

By the way, if you want to see how the once-upon-a-time lawn has progressed, click here.

I think I have a hobby -- gardening.

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  1. Lovely to see the changes throughout time ... Wishing you lots of fun with that new hobby

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  2. Starting to look like a garden that's in tune with your climate. Beautiful. :)

  3. Such a wonderful pastime is gardening!!. Digging your hands dirty in the soil is such a good feeling.Your yard is very pretty.

  4. Fabulous!!! I sure like looking at your garden paradise . . and reading about you & The Husband . . . makes me happy. (thank you)

  5. Gardening is a great hobby, you are quite good at it too. It looks beautiful!!


  6. You are hooked now! And you've made a wonderful naturalized yard ... I think if I'd had the guts to do that at our Oregon house (in our previous life, before travel) that I would have enjoyed it a lot more. It would have been fun instead of a chore, having to keep the grass perfect and all that c*&p...... Anyway I love what you've done here (you and your sweet husband )-- and I remember cosmos, we did have those in our flower beds and I remember the feathery leaves.

    1. Totally hooked, Sallie! Now that I'm more able, I've been getting up early to work in the yard before breakfast. Both the Husband and Molly the Cat let me know when it's time to come in.

  7. I bet your front heard is often looked at by all the neighbours who must enjoy seeing all the flowers


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