Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Scattered The Seeds...

"I perhaps owe having become a painter
to flowers." Claude Monet
This Spring and all the way through June
This caused most of my vegetable seeds
to rot.
I was very upset... my time weeding,
preparing the soil, tenderly  planting 
somewhat straight rows, and all I had 
was a sore back and hands.
SO out of frustration I mixed all my 
old flower seeds I had been saving...
and wildly threw them everywhere in
my beloved veggie garden.
Up popped Painted Daisies, CA poppies, Bachelor Buttons,
Gypsophilia, Wild Owl Clover, Veronica, the list just goes on and on...

Bee Balm which brought some honey bees (yea) and
hummingbirds by the dozen.
Liatris just opening.
My favorite Black-Eyed-Susan vine.
(I must admit I bought this vine)
more daisies and
Love -Lies-Bleeding 
(which is just opening up. The flower will have 
long chenille like flowers in a few more week. 
I used to grow a lot of this for dried flower arrangements) 
Zinnia's from my friend Monica all the way
from Italy.
Look what showed up down under all the flowers.
Every day something new opens up and 
brightens my day. I just had to share
my "veggie" garden with you!
Have a wonderful day. 


Pearl said...

Wow Sharon what beauty to behold, I would love to have a garden like this! Who needs to eat anyway? Enjoy! Pearl

Createology said...

Your flowers and garden are a joyful sight of happiness. Flowers really do make us smile. I can see why you paint them. Yum to the zucchini! Bright Beautiful Flowers and Summer Smiles...

Laurie said...

I have to say Sharon, I am totally in love with your "vegetable" garden! I love wild flowers, you've given me an idea for next year!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Incredible! What a fabulous "show" Mother Nature created for you. I love it!

Snap said...

I think your vegetable garden is a big success! Such beauty!!! Well done!

Feathers said...

This is a feast for the eyes, if not the stomach! (We can always visit the farmer's market) ;-)

Monica said...

Woo hoo!!! Enjoy my friend!

Barbra Joan said...

This is the best I've seen today!
Makes me happy to look at these photos. I haven't the space anymore, so I'll just enjoy yours .
Thanks for sharing them Sharon, hugs, BJ

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharon - I am catching up on your posts - this one makes my heart so happy - you took lemons and made the most gorgeous lemonade. Love your flowers. Wow Wow Wow! Wish I could come pick some for my table! Have a great week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Proof that when life gives you lemons, you can always make lemonade. How wonderful that all those flowers have emerged from your scattering. I have wildflower seed bombs from Anthropologie that I've never used. I will see if they do anything this winter which is our growing season. Nice to see that there's a zucchini under there -- I like to eat them fresh, sliced and dipped in dijon mustard. Or lightly sauteed and tossed with parmesan and black pepper. Yummo! Have a great day. Tammy

wendy said...

How fun to see each new present everyday! Enjoy!!

Maggie R said...

What a garden of beauty.. and calorie free:)
Now you have lots of subjects for your watercolor pictures..

baukje said...

Beautiful, so nature had a surprise for you!!!!! I will post my garden today....

Merry said...

Oh wow, what an amazing garden that would be. Love that painted daisy and the bee balm is stunning. Have never seen Bee Balm before.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sharon, the netting on the palm tree is to protect the dates as they ripen. Otherwise they would start to fall to the ground. :) Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy