As you browse the images, I hope you can think about slowing down, relaxing and just taking a moment to imagine smelling the fresh country air, feeling the late summer breeze, hearing the birds sing and watching the butterflies feed here at the farm. Sure some of these creatures can be a garden nuisance like the grasshopper munching encelia or senecio (anybody know?) petals above, but in their natural environment, they are a delight to find in amongst the wildflowers.
I find beauty in the curling and drying foliage in a plant anywhere else would just be a weed to pull. On the farm it does not matter if the leaves curl on the native plants. They are deep-rooted, tough and highly suited for vast extremes in weather.
But here is a plant, no matter how pretty, is a bane to farmers and nursery growers.
But no matter for today anyway…
And for another feel good garden post (excepting the Loosestrife), see Green Apples for the ‘Hope Blooms’ Garden located along Garden Walk Buffalo.
Linking with those below. Go have a peek!