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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rurality Blog Hop - Wild Flowers Blooming

The roadsides are now covered in wild flowers - all colors and sizes.                
 These lupines were growing in a field and not near any houses.  I think they must have escaped from a garden long ago and have spread





 The wild Phlox is everywhere - on a warm day if we are driving slowly down country roads we can smell the lovely scent




 And California Poppies - I miss the hillsides completely covered in CA Poppies - from when we lived in California 

 Wild Irises line the roads - they too may have escaped from gardens - or been carried to the fields by mice and moles
 Foxgloves - pinks and whites - grow abundantly wild on hillsides and roads



 And along fences
 Ox-Eye Daisies are everywhere this time of the year - sometimes there are so many that the hillsides are white like snow.
Ox-eye Daisies are smaller than Shasta Daisies.  I have gathered seeds to plant them in my garden and they love to self seed once they are established in an area.

Next come the Sweet Peas and the Wild Roses

16 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

JoAnn, your roadsides must be stunning! Your photographs of those wildflower are crazy beautiful! I love them all and each are my favorite!! And Sweet Peas and Wild roses coming, oh my heavens!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous collection of blooms. Lovely flowers and images. Enjoy your day!

Amy at love made my home said...

What wonderful escapees from gardens!!! xx

Rowan said...

What fantastic wildflowers! Especially the wild phlox, it makes me realise how many of our garden plants originated in America.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these roadside wildflowers JoAnn. They aren't blooming here yet but will be very soon. Your photos are so beautiful. Have a good week.

J said...

I'm amazed at how many coveted blossoms just grow wild in your area! My woods are full of phlox right now. My husband planted some from rural areas and they seem to like it here. I wouldn't be surprised if animals transported those iris plants. Last month there were two stray daffodils in our woods! One year a single tulip popped up in the middle of the lawn. We love our squirrels and feed them well. I'm sure they're the ones who helped us landscape!

Carletta said...

Your roadsides are much prettier than here. :) We do have the daisies and they are one of my favorites.
Very pretty post!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Loved seeing the variety of wildflowers. I've never seen pink lupine before. The foxgloves are my favorite. It must be so wonderful for you to drive around and see all of these pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing and visiting. Have a nice rest of the week. ~Nora

Julie Fukuda said...

I love all those flowers pointing heavenward. My foxgloves have not come close to blooming yet. They were a mother's day gift from my granddaughter two years ago and I love the way they keep giving. In Japan, they are called "firefly bags" (Hotaru bukuro)

Marigene said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Wow, I would love for any of those beauties to grow in my garden and you are lucky enough to see them growing like weeds! I love lupines, but have NEVER had any luck with them.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, there is not much prettier than a wild flower. The wild phlox looks just like my mystery flowers, only I was told by the Garden Society here that they are called summer phlox. Mine are only white and they don't have any odor. Since they are so abundant, it would be nice if they smelled pretty too. Your pictures are excellent as usual..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful blooms, JoAnn!
Lupins are rather common also here, but otherwise your wildflowers are much more handsome than ours. :)
Thank you for sharing!

The Weaver of Grass said...

How lucky you are to have such a wealth of wild flowers growing near to you. We saw plenty of lupins growing wild when we were on holiday but they were all yellow. Plenty of ox eye daisies everywhere though. I love them for their simplicity.

Tom said...

Such beauties in Mother Nature's garden. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Powell River Books said...

I love the foxgloves. We should be seeing some around here the next time we go out on the quads. - Margy

Candy S said...

Beautiful pictures of the wildflowers in your part of the country. I think I like the lupine best of all. We have a lot of wild phlox blooming by the side of the roads here in Ohio now and the daisies are starting to bloom too.