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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2018 6:11 PM CST
After I wildsowed the wildflower seeds this winter; I said this was the last year I was going to sow wildflower seed. But now everything is coming up & going gangbusters. This is 3 times more full than last year. It's really just now all coming together like I had originally envisioned. Now I'm stoked & am already planning my order for fall. Hilarious!
Here's a sampling. Other areas have yet to begin their peak bloom so they are not included.

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The photo below shows how all the areas kind of start out. Just as small patches which are not showy at all in photos at any distance but catch your eye when you are here in person.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 28, 2018 6:31 PM CST
The flowers look great Ann!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2018 6:41 PM CST
Thank you Rj!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 28, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Those are lovely photos. If you can identify the drifts of flowers, they'd all be nice additions as landscape photos. I'm sure they would inspire others to try a meadow planting. Beautiful.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2018 6:52 PM CST
Why thank you Deb.
About the landscape photos ~~~ I have a Mac & for some reason that just isn't compatible with naming plants on landscape photos. Tried it before. Sad

However, for this thread.....
Mostly what you're seeing blooming in the photos at this point are:
Drummond phlox
Drummond's Phlox (Phlox drummondii)

Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)


Goldenmane Tickseed (Coreopsis basalis)

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 28, 2018 8:17 PM CST
Darn re the landscape malfunction issue. I hope Dave addresses this sooner as opposed to later, it seems a lot of folks are struggling with the tagging. I have only part-luck with it myself, some tags work as they should, others throw themselves to the far left margin for some reason.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Oh my, I haven't heard about the tags throwing themselves to the sides.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Apr 29, 2018 9:29 PM CST

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Lovely pictures Ann, you have a great thing going there. Smiling
Sorry about the typo.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 30, 2018 6:43 AM CST
Thank You! Josephine.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 14, 2018 9:33 AM CST
What an amazing job Ann! I enjoyed your tutorial and of course the photo results shown here are just beautiful! What a view! Lovey dubby
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 14, 2018 12:50 PM CST
Thank you so much Lin!
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 14, 2018 1:22 PM CST
You are very welcome; it's such a pretty sight!
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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Jul 21, 2018 5:43 PM CST
OMG!! The beauty!! I wish I lived on some acreage!! I would have horses and wildflowers. Too expensive in California 😟

So I'll live it through watching you!! Post some more pictures and what a good idea with the gopher mounds. Ingenious!!!

Thank you your place is beautiful. I would never go inside 😀

Mindi
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 21, 2018 6:49 PM CST
Thank you so much for your sweet words Mindi! Thankfully the house has lots & lots of windows & the interior is laid out such that no matter which room you are standing in, you can see the outdoors on 2 sides of the house. In the LR, you can see the outdoors on 3 sides of the house.
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
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Jul 21, 2018 7:28 PM CST
Oh Ann,

That's my dream house to go with the land. Your own slice of Heaven!!!

You are very welcome!! 😀

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Apr 24, 2019 1:33 AM CST
@flaflwrgrl,

Your field of flowers is like a tapestry.
Very pretty, Ann. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 24, 2019 5:32 AM CST
Thank you Cal!

It's just about time for me to post photos of how things are progressing this year. Certain events took place in the last 6 months so I never did get around to ordering & therefore sowing any additional seed. It will be interesting to compare the photos from 2018 to this year since no new seed was added.
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 9, 2019 4:08 PM CST
Well here we are in year 5 but rather than begin a new thread, I think I will just post photos for year 5 here & keep this thread going. This way it's easier to see the changes I think.

This group of photos are from April 10th - April 25th of 2019. These are what I call the pinks. It's really the Drummond phlox mostly. There are some others blooming but the yellows haven't really begun to put on their show yet.


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A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 9, 2019 4:20 PM CST
Ann, that is really beautiful! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

We were out somewhere a couple of days ago and happened to be driving in an area with farms and acreage when my husband commented that he'd like to have a place with a few acres and some cows! I laughed and told him that we should have done the acreage thing when we talked about it years ago, when we were YOUNG! I asked him if he remembered that we are in our early 70's. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 9, 2019 4:21 PM CST
So pretty! Lovey dubby

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