Saturday, May 12, 2007

No mow


Oxeye daisies and clover

The advantages of (1) not using weedkillers, and (2) not being able to mow for a while.

Hubby is outside mowing it all down as I type. While I sit inside and "play blog," as he says. I saved several of the daisies for a vase though.


Evening primroses and more clover.

The primroses are mostly pink in real life, but the camera has a hard time picking it up.

As far as I can tell "evening" primroses are actually open 24 hours a day. But I haven't gotten up at 3am to check that.

8 comments:

Karmyn R said...

I like the bright blue "soccerballis" flower too. hee hee

Rurality said...

Yes Jasmine planted that one. :)

mountainmelody said...

There's a nice field of these flowers near the road on the mountain with the beautiful mountain view on both sides. But I think they've built a house on top of it. :(

DeeMom said...

I sure empathize about mowing and or weed eating around certain flowers. I just finished weed eating a semi shady area and managed to save the Star’s of Bethlehem. As for Field Daisy’s, they were our wedding flowers, so the is a deep kinship to them here as well.

lime said...

ah i love the daisies...so pretty

meresy_g said...

The unmown lawn is pretty in it's abundance of flowery things. We have loads of violets and star of bethlehem, grape hyacinth, ground ivy, etc. But it rapidly shifts over to abandoned lot unfortunately. I love those daisies.

anne said...

I love the lack of weed-killing pesticides in a lawn. It's always a prettier, more interesting lawn, in my opinion. If I used herbicides on my (tiny) lawn, I wouldn't have a lawn at all.

lisa said...

I have a strict "no mow" policy for my yard, and I get new "surprise" wildflowers every year. Plus more insect-eating birds, frogs, snakes, and bunnies that like the taller grass. More mosquitos and ticks also, but I can live with the minor downside to keep the benefits. Someday I want a lawn of all sedge, cuz' it grows to only 5" or so and stops. (And the seedheads are cute.)