Friday, August 28, 2009

Do You Need Another Flower?

Discovered this delightful perennial Phlox at the farmer's market. I need another flower like I need another hole in my head, but this beauty queen somehow found her way into my car and later into my garden...

So, I'm pacing around the barn yesterday, marveling at how a horse will stand still while she's getting a new pair of shoes. Did you know that they nail horseshoes right onto their feet??

I'm a cowgirl wannabe. I know just enough to be dangerous when it comes to horses though I gotta say... whoever first experimented with the idea of nailing shoes onto a horse's foot must have been a real, true psychopath.

And, the first horse to ever get shoes? Well, she was far too obliging, if you ask me.

Annuals aren't in the budget but when it comes to flowers, I have no pride. I can't remember how I suckered Wunx out of these Geraniums. I'm just glad I did.

The horse shoe guy (as you would probably expect) is kind of an oddball. But I had to laugh when I read the front of his t-shirt: "I don't need another horse. I don't need another horse. I don't need another horse..."

Wild Asters and Goldenrod signal the change of seasons.

Plug the word flower into that statement and I suppose you've pinpointed my passion.

I was emailing an herb gardener this morning and that got me thinking about all sorts of new excuses to dig in the dirt ~ when just 2 weeks ago I announced I was done for the season!

False Sunflowers (perennial Helianthus) and Baby's Breath are lovely, late season bloomers.

So, back to the matter at hand...
Do you need another flower?

Let's approach this rationally. If there is a spot left in the yard where you have not yet dug a hole do you really need me to enable you on this subject? :)


Rosey Pollen said...

There's always room for flowers, just like Jello.
Pretty Asters and Goldenrod photo.

Kate said...

Thanks, Rosie :) I'm with you. In fact, I'm planting a few more goodies today.

Anonymous said...

There was a small patch of garden phlox in the foundation planting on the south side of the house when we moved in. Over 19 years I have managed to weed out everything else so for a few weeks every year we have over 20 feet of deliciously free scented flowers wafting their fragrance into kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. I do have to lift and divide them every few years and cut them down when the birds have finished with the seeds in late fall.

Kate said...

Oh, that sounds marvelous. Reading this I wonder if I'm going about it all wrong. I have fuschia, white, peppermint and now this lovely purple phlox. But, they are planted in 4 different spots! I wonder if I should plant them next to each other. When in bloom, they would be gorgeous...