Beauty Around the Yard

We finally have some mature plants and they are so beautiful. They're filling out nicely and budding and blooming. It fills my heart with joy!

[caption id="attachment_2881" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Hen and Chicks Hen and Chicks[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2882" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Lambs Ears Lambs Ears[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2883" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Lavender Stalk Lavender Stalk[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2884" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Salvia Salvia[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2885" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Salvia Salvia[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2886" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Spirea Spirea[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2889" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Another spirea shot Another spirea shot[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2896" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Red Clover Red Clover[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2897" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Smaller Salvia Smaller Salvia[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2895" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Knockout roses Knockout roses[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2894" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Hosta Flowers Hosta Flowers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2893" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Cinquifoil Cinquifoil[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2892" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Buckhorn Plantain Buckhorn Plantain[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2891" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Black Medic Black Medic[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2890" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Begonias Begonias[/caption]

I know that some of these are weeds, but I love them just the same! We've experienced the devastating effects of soil erosion firsthand so I can keep a straight face when I say that all weeds are welcome in our yard. Grass alone just isn't suitable in some places. The weeds add much-needed diversity. I pull the by hand from my flower and vegetable beds, but otherwise they are welcome and free to do what they will. In fact, I prefer the weeds sometimes. Especially the kinds that flower. They add so much in the way of texture, color, and beauty.




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