God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Favorite Thing for Saturday
Old World bulbous herbs of the lily family with narrow basal leaves and purple, blue, or white flowers), It's a rather nondescript yard the rest of the year, but for one week out of the year...it is spectacular. I used to live in another town where there was a yard like this. Every spring would find me driving by to have a look. They tore the house down and bulldozed the lawn to make room for an office building. The flowers were gone. Imagine my surprise, when out for a drive a couple of years ago, finding this yard right here in our town. The flowers make up the whole lawn. Not much grass there for the rest of the year.Just imagine how many little bulbs are in this lawn. I don't think that they planted too many, but they have multiplied over the many years. Years ago, I had an idea to plant my front yard in all native wild flowers. It was a smallish front yard and I had been looking at gardening magazines and got the idea. It would involve removing the grass that my husband had so diligently taken care of. I ran the idea by him...and he said, "No way." So, my idea never materialized.We lived in a pretty manicured neighborhood and the neighbors might not have liked my experiment anyway. I was glad later on, when I saw a couple of yards that had been planted in just flowers....some of the time they looked OK, but for the most part...they looked kind of messy. I stopped and talked to one of the gals and she said it's a lot more work than it looks like. So, now...living in a neighborhood with very manicured yards...I will have to be satisfied with just driving by and enjoying someone else's yard. By the way...the two yards in the other town have been re sodded and now are all grass.
This is my post for Favorite Things Saturday. Visit Claudia at http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ to check out other blogger's favorite things.