Monday, June 02, 2008

more flower scenes from a purple house



The purple iris which inspired the previous owners to paint our house purple are all out now and are most inspirational. In back we have a million wild flowers, I think they are wild phlox, also light purple and lavendar colored. I saw wild phlox for sale at the flower store, 99 cents a cut stem! I could be a millionaire?

11 comments:

Gordo said...

Gorgeous yard, Gary. You need a hammock out there, somewhere. :-)

kate&jim said...

Yes, your wild phlox is beautiful! Do any deer come and eat your hosta??? We have to spray ours so it keeps them away. Our yard is a regular salad bowl for them.

gr said...

sure, the deer, the woodchuck and the bunnies! I shovel all the dog crap around the edges of the yard, to create an invisible fence. The idea is, little woodland creatures smell it, and go elsewhere. Or maybe they just don't want to step in anything. Anyway, it works compared to before, when all the dog crap went in one spot and all the plants got eaten.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Gary! Makes all the heavy winter snow and dog-crap shovelling worth it.

EH

kate&jim said...

We don't have enough dog crap to put all the way around! ha! Our yard is too big to ever possibly do that. The deer come from the woods across the road and meander along the side of the house where I have one garden. Then then move to the back yard and munch their way through. We use 'deer away' or 'deer-be-gone' and they hate the smell/taste. But it doesn't seem to bother the bunnies.

Gordo said...

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gr said...

my dogs are VERY large and VERY PRODUCTIVE crappers

Grego said...

I hear deer don't like human hair.

do bunnies?

celeste said...

And you guys accuse me of being weird. Sheesh.

denis said...

takes one to know one.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's a gorgeous garden!

Arlene,
Tacoma flowers