Music 55: Wild flowers

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These were the wild flowers at my gate.

I cheated! I scattered the seeds myself, and it took quite some effort to prepare the soil!

The bright orange flowers are the clowns perhaps, but all made a cheerful welcome to visitors.

30 thoughts on “Music 55: Wild flowers

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I cheated in more ways than one on this one! The music was actually created for some pageant that had a procession of Shakespeare’s clowns. So the buttonhole idea is not far from the mark!

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  1. Wendy

    I hope I have the same luck with the seeds I scattered last Saturday. I prepared as best as possible. Hopefully some will take.
    I can’t say I have any “clowns”, but I have some Henry Duelberg salvia, basil, and Pride of Barbados Ocotillo.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Good luck with them! I don’t always have such a display – and this year I don’t have the space – everything is going into cucumbers, tomatoes and capsicums (bell peppers!)

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      1. Wendy

        Sounds wonderful. Best wishes on a great harvest. Our tomatoes didn’t make this year, we had a terrible blight. Cucumbers did fine, and I’ve got basil coming out my ears, which is why I had seed to spread out in new areas. The bees love it.

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  2. thecontentedcrafter

    I LOVE your wild flower garden – cheating or not! I should like my front garden to look like that one day ………… the music suits to a T – you can see those orange flowers, whose name I forget, twirling off into the distance………..

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Californian poppies. This year – despite just telling Wendy here that I’ve not sown any wild flowers – I’ve scattered lime-lemon coloured Californian poppies all around where we sit in summer for our daily alfresco dining! They’ve just started to come up.

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      1. thecontentedcrafter

        Californian poppies!! Yes indeed – haven’t seen them for years! I didn’t know they come in different colours – I’ve only ever seen the orange. Where did you get the seeds from Bruce?

        PS Your dining alfresco area sounds divine!

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  3. wolfberryknits

    So pretty..very interesting things going on. The music makes me see pixies jumping through the flowers playing piccolos. Possibly on acid.
    (I love poppies too, I brought back poppy seeds from Monet’s garden earlier this year, gave them out as presents…and forgot to keep any for myself. D’oh.)

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  4. noelleg44

    Music to my eyes! I’ve wanted to do that in our side yard, but the soil here is so poor it would take a huge amount of work to prepare it to support the flowers.

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