These flowers are picked from our wildflower meadow during wildflower season in spring, Chappell Hill, Texas. Bluebonnets, larkspur, Mexican Hat, Black Eyed Susans, Baby’s Breath, wild verbena, paintbrush, and more come up in our meadow each spring.
We have a small townhouse in the city with a very small garden that always made me want more space to play in. When we got our farmhouse, I went NUTS with seeds, lots of antique roses, perennials, bulbs, and vegetables. I love it. The meadow amazed me so much the first spring we were here. I didn’t have to do anything…just LOOK at it and marvel at the beauty. In the summer,
I began seeding with larkspur, cosmos, bishops flower, and zinnias, and now they just come up EVERYWHERE on their own.
Something always needs pruning, or weeding. But there is such a delight in growing things. I mostly can’t believe I have kept things alive for almost 5 years now. I apply very little toxic stuff, really only for occasional poison ivy and sand burs. It’s fun to collect and gather seeds from the things I have now and just look around, decide where I need more blue, or yellow, and so on. It’s loads of fun to feel like a mini Monet!
Canon EOS 50D, Canon L series F4 70-200mm lens