Sunday, June 2, 2013

May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers

My friend Jill has been having Garden Parties for almost a month now, but I keep missing them. 

I was determined to attend this week, though, because even though the wild wildflowers of Spring have mellowed, there's still plenty of color.

So grab a bottle of water (it's hot out there) and let's go for a walk.
I'll show you what's blooming in my garden.

(Forgive me if I don't know the names of all of them! I'm headed to work and will tag them later!)

Yucca blossoms...delicate white bells. 
(Nothing yucky about them! Sorry...couldn't resist.)

My front yard, full of Mexican hats and Indian blankets. Lots of diversity!

There are fields of Mexican hats right now.
They'll last all summer, rain or drought.

Cactus are blooming, although lately the deer (or something) are eating the blossoms before the bees can get to them.
The one below was taken last month.

This is a tiny little cactus that hugs the ground along my favorite walking path. 
It's easy to overlook.
I'll try to get a photo of it fully bloomed...if I can beat the deer to it.

Yellow is the color of the season, for sure. 

My miniature rose bush is blooming. Still just a single bud, but that's okay. I'm just grateful it's still alive!

It's survival of the fittest around here.

Hope you enjoyed the walk!

For more beautiful gardens, hop on over to She Who Carries Camera.

And I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

May all your weeds be wildflowers! 
~ author unknown


  1. Those Mexican Hats are soooo cool! I always love seeing your images each year of them! I wish they would get introduced over hear in the southeast. I love that first shot with the walkway light behind the yucca...great DOF! And that little cactus looks like it will be spectacular if it goes unnoticed by critters. Thanks for joining the party...superb garden delights!

  2. Love the Yucca shot. I miss Yucca. There used to be lots of that in Salt Lake City.

  3. love the yucca blooms! neat! and really like all the mexican hats you have! we get lots more of the coneflowers here and when i see mex. hats, it makes me smile. :)

  4. So many pretty flowers! And I like the pups in the post below. So cute!
    Wishing you a terrific June Barbara!
    xo Catherine

  5. Love those Mexican Hats.. and all of the photos are quite lovely. I'm intrigued with the yucca flowers. I've never seen them before but it makes me think of a shampoo from back in the 70s - Yucca Dew.

  6. You KNOW I enjoyed the walk and didn't even have to put forth any effort. In this heat, that's a good thing! (and it's not even as hot as it's going to get)

  7. Barbara, your garden is beautiful, and so are these photographs.
    Happy Monday to you!

  8. I love the Mexican hats! I miss them since we don't seem to have them where I live now.

  9. thats ok...we dont need to know the names to know they are gorgeous...the yucca blossoms up much color as well as we travel on through...

  10. beautiful flowers, and thanks for the tour. i never knew the name of the mexican hat flowers---they're all over the place in my town, blooming anywhere they can. i love their colors. hope you have a happy wednesday!

  11. We had so many mexican hats at our other farm -- I miss them. So nice to see your plants doing well.

  12. Your garden is looking so wonderful Barbara. We are still needing a bit more heat here but it's slowly but surely turning into summer!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    xo Catherine


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