Blog Posts - Wildflowers



A Brilliant Substitute for Grass

TweetSo here's my invention..... See the photo of the drought stricken patch of grass? This grass is seen everywhere around suburbs in Ontario, Canada. Yes, we haven't had enough rain to support lush green grass, and secondly, the cost of watering yo...
by You Can Know Anything on Jul 19, 2016

It’s Time

It’s a bit embarrassing for me to admit this. I didn’t do it on purpose, nor did I expect such an incredible, showy display. I didn’t mean for this to get so public, so unavoidable. When my wife and I planted so many seeds from a mi...
by Lake Geneva Real Estate on Jul 15, 2016

Ebbs and Flows; 1998 – 2000

My thinking at the time was that after 1997, it would be some time before I had another year like that.  And, until starting in about 2004, it seemed like that was the pattern.  I went several years without much memorable production.  But still, m...
by LightCentric Photography Blog on Jul 10, 2016

Interview with Sherrie Hansen, Author of SWEET WILLIAM, a Wildflowers of Scotland Romance

Hi, Sherrie. I’m thrilled you have a new book published. What is your book, Sweet William, about? On the outside, Sweet William is about castles, kilts, and cows. It’s about sweet vs. savory – in the kitchen, and in the bedroom. It’s about fa...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Jul 7, 2016

Tom Petty Considering ‘Wildflowers’ Tour in 2017

Tom Petty will be on the road with Mudcrutch until June 30th, but he’s already thinking about his plans for 2017. While the singer has yet to confirm any shows, he hopes to finally release an expanded edition of his 1995 LP solo Wildf...
by Celebrity gossip news on Jun 15, 2016

A Grateful Spring

As the last half of May plays out I am reminded time and again of springtime growing up. From fresh-cut lawns and hay to flowers that bloom only in the Spring here in Texas. Heavy rainfall is normal in our area in the Fall and Spring and is almost al...
by Nutritional Truths on May 20, 2016

Spring Comes to Maine: GBBD, May 2016

After several days of cool, rainy weather at the beginning of May, the sun came out, temperatures warmed, and spring truly arrived in Maine. The deciduous trees around my house have finished blooming and are beginning to leaf out. In the garden, plan...
by Jean's Garden on May 15, 2016

No Blues at the Blue Belle Inn

I went from one mostly consonant-free state to another. Ohio. Iowa. A measly two consonants between them. No wonder I got them mixed up when I was very young! Jeff and I had been to Iowa once a long time ago. We often reminisced about a motel near Am...
by Bertram's Blog on May 10, 2016

Spring Ephemerals - Niquette Bay State Park

Spring Ephemerals (short life cycles), handsome early wildflowers, Niquette Bay State Park; UVM Friday Field Walk. Hosted by Cathy Paris and Liz Thompson.Note: If you view in slide show mode, you will not see the captions and text nor the spring poem...
by litterwithastorytotell on Apr 29, 2016

Spring Road Trip

Kofa National Wildlife RefugeArizona has some of the most beautiful places that are pretty easy to get to.  We’ve found that taking side roads rather than interstates let us stop and really look at the plants, birds, and animals as well as the...

5 Things For April

Looking back at my spring hit list, I realized that to achieve your goals sometimes the only way to do so is through structured, bite sized pieces. If you’re like me and absolutely cringe at the thought of structure or schedule being imposed on you...
by Cashmere & Camo on Apr 1, 2016

A Walk to the Beach

The beach at Aptos CAPeter and I just returned from a quick 4 day trip to Aptos CA near Monterey CA to pick up a beautiful blue harpsichord he bought on E-bay.  Early keyboard instruments are a love of Peter’s and we both are learning to play.

:: simply beautiful ... sunday inspiration

1Spending a little time this Sunday searching for simple beauty. This little stand with cloche is perfection covering the spiny cactus.2Tree stumps, apothecary jars, a votive & a eucalyptus cutting.Such a simple and beautiful image.3A beauti...
by { the vintage wren } on Jan 31, 2016

Spring Eagle, Tree, Flowers, Moon

Two new little paintings for you today! This one is called Spring Eagle. This little blossoming tree stands high on a hillside thrumming with color. Our vantage point shows us the deep blue sky up above fluffy rolling clouds. We are up so high that...

Wild Flowers In Maine, They Need No Help.

Like chickens on a Maine farm that put themselves to bed. No fuss, no muss. Without formality. Maine wildflowers require nothing from those that enjoy the natural beauty they create. Arrangements by Mother Nature, with a hand from the wind, birds, be...
by MeInMaine Blog on Dec 26, 2015

This Party is So Much Fun, I Wish it Never Had to End by Sherrie Hansen

We’ve been saying a lot of goodbyes lately. Last weekend, we drove 350 miles to help Mark’s aunt and uncle celebrate 50 years of marriage and to see relatives who came from Mississippi, California and North Dakota for the festivities. … Con...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 26, 2015

American Goldfinch - Thistle Bender

Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. — Mandy Hale Although not as brig...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jul 24, 2015

Coming together like a big fat plan

Following on from my excellent cunning plan for aquiring free plants, I had a message from a friend saying he was having a bit of a border sort out and would I like some of the stuff he was getting … Continue reading →...
by Chooks and Roots on Jul 9, 2015

Spring’s Wildflower Bounty

There are not yet many flowers in bloom in my garden, but this is prime season for the spring wildflowers that grow at the edges of the woodlands around my garden. So this month I’m joining Gail at Clay and Limestone in celebration of Wildflower We...
by Jean's Garden on May 27, 2015

Spring Finally Arrives: GBBD, May 2015

While, for some gardeners, May features floral abundance, that doesn’t happen in my garden until June. For me, May is the month when spring really and truly arrives. Spring in Maine is known for being long anticipated and short in duration. How qui...
by Jean's Garden on May 15, 2015


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