Sunday, July 28, 2013

Better lawns and gardens

 
 
The weather has been unseasonably cool. We broke all records with a low of 56 degrees yesterday. The grass is greener than ever and the vegetable garden is gifting us with an abundance of crops.
 
We live in a neighborhood where all the men take pride in their lawns and generally mow on weekends. I love the green blanket of zoysia that stretches yard to yard, up and down the block. Our neighborhood can't measure up to this one, though.
 
We took a short cut the other day while driving and came upon this house with very little grass to cut. I yelled for hubby to stop, and I snapped this photo. The entire lawn was planted in petunias, I think.
I thought it was beautiful, Bill thought it was a little too much. What do you think? Would you like to be neighbors with this homeowner?
 
 

24 comments:

Susan said...

Holy smokes, Linda. Or I should say, Holy petunias.

Now that's the most petunias I've ever seen growing in one place.

I think they are gorgeous and yes, I would love to live next door and soak in the beauty.

I just wonder how much that cost them. WOWSERs.

Thanks for sharing. Susan

Sioux said...

I would vote with Susan and you (I'm assuming). Men think with their "dumb stick," not with their brain so you can't blame Bill for acting like a typical male. That yard is gorgeous, and would add joy to any neighborhood it is a part of...

Merlesworld said...

I think it's beautiful too I'm not a fan of lawns and I have to many trees to grow a reasonable one.
Men are a bit strange about lawns I have always found.
Merle.......

Judy SheldonWalker said...

My husband believes less is more with a lawn and calls my flowers weeds. Since I am passionate about the value of herbs we bump heads occasionally. He doesn't realize I feed him dandelion greens - shhh, don't tell. lol

Val said...

I would like that yard only if the neighbor came out every evening in green summer pajamas with a petunia print.

Kim said...

I wouldn't want to weed the flowers, but they sure look pretty.

I wonder what started their obsession with petunias?

Rae said...

My goodness. They must be obsessed with pink. To much for me. Might be pretty now, but in the winter it would just be a big patch of dirt.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I love it. It reminded me of where I lived as a kid. There was a little white house on a big hill, and the hill was covered with phlox, all different colors. It only bloomed for about three weeks in the spring, but it was breathtaking.

Terri Tiffany said...

Wow! When we lived in Texas people let blue bonnets fill their yards for months. Not my thing.

Karen Lange said...

Oh wow! I think it's pretty and different. Don't know if I'd want to do it in my own yard though. Makes me wonder what it looks like in the winter. Also makes me wonder what the story behind it is. Did the homeowner have trouble with the grass and opt for petunias instead? Or did it start out as a whim and multiply over the years? Thanks for sharing and have a great week! :)

Susan Sundwall said...

Linda, Aren't you just dying to know why? We'd all love it if you go and find out. =0) I agree with the winter wonderers. Dirt or what?

Cathy C. Hall said...

I was thinking like Karen--was this just a whim that went haywire? Or carefully planned? Either way, I like it a lot.

Lawns are highly over-rated. And I'm not just saying that because mine is the worst in the neighborhood--

Daisy said...

I love it! It's beautiful. I wonder how hard that is to maintain.

Sheree Nielsen said...
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Sheree Nielsen said...

Beautiful...It's like something I've seen in England. Those Brits sure love their flowers.

K9friend said...

I'm thinking someone does not like to mow! It is a pretty splash of color, though.

Pat
Critter Alley

A Plain Observer said...

A little too much for my taste! maybe some variation in color would have helped

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Now I have solved my lawn problem for next year. I want to do this!

thisisme said...

Hi Linda. Gosh, I have NEVER seen anything like this before. How wonderful to have all those petunias planted like that. Looks amazing. Thank you for telling me to come over and have a look on the comment you made on my recent post!

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