Sunday, November 20, 2011

Meadow’s End

Along with the garden’s end this week, there was also the end of the wildflower jungle meadow.

Grenville sowed LOTS of seeds this past spring.

meadow0513 (2)At first, he wondered whether much would grow.

wildflower meadow0601 (2)Week by week, the plant size increased.

meadow overview0623 (3)The flowers grew higher and more colorful.

meadow0701meadow0716 (4)By the end of October, they were still blooming.

meadow pinks1106meadow reds1106meadow yellows1106We even had backyard visitors up to a week ago.

yardvisitors1106Some of the annual flowers in pots were in bloom again.

yard flowers2 1106But last week, after a couple evenings of near freezing temps, some wildflowers were drooping.

meadow dried 1106Most of the taller flower stalks were starting to topple over.

meadow ending1118 (2)This week, Grenville cut down and mulched the entire meadow. It now looks like the way it started in the spring.

meadow cleared1118 (2)Next spring, we will be waiting to see HOW large and high the meadow becomes with all the re-distributed seeds.


grammie g said...

HI B...I love the colors in you Crepe Myrtle Post nice!!
The jungle oops I mean wildflower garden did produce some lovely colors shapes and sizes..a lot of my favorites in there, but there comes the time that even the "beds" lol...have to rest!
64 degrees here today so weird!!


(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Looks like you're all ready for winter! I hope you had plenty of reseeding so that you'll enjoy the flowers again next year!

Anonymous said...

You really got an amazing meadow this summer! Perhaps I should do something similar here?

Have a great day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Amazing - comments from two Graces in Maine and Virginia. Thanks ladies!

Hi Grace (Grammie G), if the weather had continued mild the blooms would most likely have been ongoing, but those couple of cold nights did most of them in. We had warm temps here as well today in the mid-60s and rain on the way the next couple of days.

Yes, Grace (News from the Hill) we are getting yard work done while the weather is still warm in the daytime. If those seeds re-take next spring, the meadow will really be quite large. I just checked out some of the new photos of your house proresss and it looks like it's going to be a wonderful home for you and Joe.

Hi Christer, maybe it would work for you, just spread lots of seeds (like Grenville did) and see what happens. This one was self-tending.

Out on the prairie said...

Sad to have to let them go, lots of pretty and charm.

Elaine said...

I'd say your wildflower garden was a success!

Daisy said...

Your wildflowers were so pretty! I hope you have another meadow like it next year. :-)

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