Sunday, July 15, 2012

Flowers~Mosaic Monday

Almost anything you do in the garden, for example weeding, is an effort to create some sort of order out of nature's tendency to run wild. There has to be a certain degree of domestication in a garden. The danger is that you can so tame your garden that it becomes a thing. It becomes landscaping. ~ Stanley Kunitz (The Wild Braid)


My garden may be a little too tame, though the plant I allowed to grow and grow and grow has turned out to be a weed after all (to the left of the ditch lilies and right beside the front steps).

The morning glory is just beginning to bloom. Yay! (For all those who are concerned about the invasive nature of morning glories, they do not overwinter in my corner and so are considered annuals not invasive perennials.)

Please join Mary at Little Red House for many more delightful mosaics.

Love Vee

30 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful flower garden and even your weed is happy there! And you were right...we turned the car around and went back to get the photo of the bear. He was not real! But at first glance.....heehee! Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  2. Your mosaic of flowers is beautiful. Morning Glories are one of my favorites...... my grandmother always grew them...... great memories. Aren't we blessed to have the ability to have memories.... and I thank God for the good ones.

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  3. Pretty mosaic of your flowers, Vee.
    My yard can never be accused of being landscaped!

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  4. I always add some morning glories to the garden each year. They are so pretty. Lovely Mosaic Vee. Valerie

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  5. Vee, your garden look pretty. Lovely flowers and mosaic. Have a great week ahead.

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  6. I like the nice bright colours in your garden, Vee. As for plantings, mine could probably use a bit of taming.
    -Karen

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  7. i love your pretty flowers. I have to admit my yard is in no danger of being called "landscaping."

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  8. Your flowers, weed or not, are lovely. Glad you are getting some tomatoes. Now my husband is figuring out the cost of our tomatoes. Goodness, I think of everything in the garden as "free" but I guess we do buy the plants, unless we harvest our own seeds ( not).

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  9. You made a beautiful mosaic of your garden photos Vee. It looks very lush and I guess all that rain in June was good for it. :)

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  10. Lovely flowers!! Beautiful post! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

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  11. You have pretty flowers, Vee. I love how your mosaic looks.

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  12. We had a huge morning glory vine on my parent's back wall, and I loved the deep blue flowers. I'll have to see how they grow where I am now. Lovely mosaic!

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  13. I love morning glories, too, but don't have any growing here. Your garden looks lovely, by the way. Beautiful mosaic!

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  14. Beautiful and colorful flower images very nicely arranged.

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  15. Flowering beauty is the glory of summer! Lovely mosaic!

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  16. Looks pretty great to me, my friend. Guess I can't see very well - I did not detect a weed. Besides, who gets to decide what's a flower and what's a weed? There's plenty of so-called weeds that have beautiful blooms on them!

    I love morning glories. I've not had much luck with them in this heat tho. I think it's cuz of the white hot sand. Must plant with plenty of good soil mixture...

    Have a great week!

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  17. So very pretty!

    Morning glories are beautiful, and are an annual here too.

    Deanna

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  18. Love your flowery mosaic.

    I love the passage of scripture from yesterday and the mini lesson and thought provoking comment even more!

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  19. It looks like all of the rain you had earlier was a good thing for your flowers. They look so healthy and pretty. Great mosaic!

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  20. I prefer the casual look of a garden especially that is the way mine is. I am having a great time with my lantanas this years. Thanks for all your visits. I do love to have you over.
    QMM

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  21. Lovely my Dear! Just lovely...

    I know that horrible Binder Vine looks a lot like sweet Morning Glories. But never heard that just sweet Morning Glories are also invasive. It certainly makes sense though.

    Well, you are so lucky, to be cold enough in winter, to not allow these types of vines to winter over!!!!!!!!

    This reminds me of back when I was following Mil Blogs. One gal soldier had Morning Glory seeds sent to her, and planted them in Iraq. -chuckle- I have wondered if she began a Middle East Invasion, of Morning Glories types???????

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie"

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  22. Your gardens are lovely.
    I used to have morning glories along the fence in my old yard. I love them!

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  23. Great mosiac...lovely blooms. I'm smiling about the plant that turned out to be a weed! I've had many of those over the years.

    Enjoy that morning glory...about to put on a show!

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  24. I love those big blue blue Morning Glory flowers, Vee! I would never consider that invasive even if it did overwinter. My flowers did not do well this spring and most died. I ended up transplanting basil into the flower pots where the flowers died and so I'll have a bumper crop of basil this year.

    I realized from a comment on my hydrangea post that I have been throwing my used coffee grounds into my yard this past year as I heard they keep away ants. They must also turn the soil acidic which has turned the hydrangea blue! Another nice side benefit :)

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  25. My cousin's husband in Utah made the neatest weeder when I was up there. I'd have one in a minute if I had a garden. I told her there would never be another weed in the whole house acreage with that thing. :)

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  26. So much beautiful color in your beautifully landscaped yard. Do you make several trips around your home daily to see what new blooms have appeared?

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  27. Your garden is full of beautiful colour these days, and it looks like you have sunshine to enjoy with the colour!

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  28. I must be especially tired tonight, I didn't proof read my comment, I misspelled road! ugh!

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  29. Hi Vee, I like your mosaic and your flowers. Very pretty! Looking forward to the notecard party.
    xo Beth

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