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Tuesday, May 29 2012


I love Texas. I love the wildflowers of Texas. Wildflowers are proof that God loves Texas too!


The ranch is now covered in black-eyed susans.

 And these things blanket the front gate. I don't know what they are.


I 'think' this is called "plains horsemint."

 At a distance it looks like lavender. Imagine my shock to discover all this "lavender" at the front gate! Trust me, the lavender I planted does not look like this!  Actually, it's a little sick now.

 The baby lavender is dying. The bigger lavender plants are sickly. I think they need more attention than I can give them until I'm there full-time.  Texas is a brutal climate. I was hoping to get them established before the summer drought hit. Too late! A Texas summer is tough on everything. Ironically, the wildflowers are thriving.

Look again. 

Real lavender planted by me:

Make-believe Lavender planted by God:


Perhaps God is saying I should wait until I'm up at the ranch full-time before I plant my lavender fields of Provence.  

 "Ya think!"


There is a lot to be said for native wildflowers. No water. No fertilizer. No worry. Just drive through the gate and see this. It doesn't suck.



Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 11:19 am   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
wow, gorgeous!! thanks for showing me another part of the face of Texas. Mother Nature sure loves flowers!
Posted by clairesmum on 05/29/2012 - 02:21 PM
I am simply amazed by the sheer number and variety of wildflowers on the ranch. I am soooo thankful we found this place.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 05/31/2012 - 11:22 AM

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