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Apr 28, 2018 6:11 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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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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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Apr 28, 2018 6:31 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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The flowers look great Ann!
As Yogi Berra said, β€œIt's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Apr 28, 2018 6:41 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Thank you Rj!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Apr 28, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
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.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Apr 28, 2018 6:52 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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)
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Apr 28, 2018 8:17 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
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.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Apr 28, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Oh my, I haven't heard about the tags throwing themselves to the sides.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Apr 29, 2018 9:29 PM CST
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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Lovely pictures Ann, you have a great thing going there. Smiling
Sorry about the typo.
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
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Apr 30, 2018 6:43 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Thank You! Josephine.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 14, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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May 14, 2018 12:50 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Thank you so much Lin!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 14, 2018 1:22 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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You are very welcome; it's such a pretty sight!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jul 21, 2018 5:43 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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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 πŸ˜€

Mindi
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Jul 21, 2018 6:49 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jul 21, 2018 7:28 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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Oh Ann,

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

You are very welcome!! πŸ˜€

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

Your field of flowers is like a tapestry.
Very pretty, Ann. Thumbs up
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Apr 24, 2019 5:32 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
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.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jun 9, 2019 4:08 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
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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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jun 9, 2019 4:20 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Jun 9, 2019 4:21 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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So pretty! Lovey dubby

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