I am not much of a flower gardener. I tend to be fixated on practical plants that are edible. Over the years, though, I have made an effort to be a bit of a Lupine Lady, at least on my own property. Starting with a few plants and seeds I have encouraged this amazing display around our pond. There is a practical aspect for planting these flowers. They create a buffer of plants that are left unmown around a pond contribute the the health of a pond. The plants create a bit of a barrier that prevents thing like grass clipping from blowing into the pond. That sort of organic matter will contribute to muckiness <---technical term for yucky swimming water ;) The slope above the pond is just a little less mowing my semi-mowing obsessed HD has to do. Most areas where I plant something near the lawn has to be flagged off to prevent it from being mowed. But Lupines are my DH's favorite flower so they are safe from the blades! So the more I spread the less lawn we have. There is the added benefit to it being just plain beautiful for a couple of weeks!
Don't these Vintage Ice Tea Spoons sort of remind you of the Lupines?
~~~~~~~~~~~My Lively Life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fiber Art, Weaving, Hand Spun
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Sea Glass & Copper Wire Ornaments with things I have gathered
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