Saturday, August 9, 2014

Colorado Wildflowers



My sister moved to Colorado this summer.  My Dad just visited her and he told me that the wildflowers that he saw there were some of the prettiest that he has ever seen.  This is what he had to say... "They are just growing beside the road, they're everywhere and no one has sown them, they just come up, natural, lots of them too, you would love them!" 
You know that I would!
I have read that some of the hiking trails in Colorado are called "Century trails".  They are called that because of the ONE HUNDRED or more varieties of wildflowers that grow there!  Okay, I am thinking that Pam should be ready for a visit from her big sis come next July or August!
 

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  1. I love wildflowers. They were all around me in my youth and are now so terribly, terribly rare.

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    1. Lady Bird Johnson is one of my heroes. She fought so hard for wildflowers in this country. We need more people like her!

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  2. Wildflowers are enjoying a big comeback here in Germany. Many farmers have stopped using some of the worst weedkillers and bug repellants, which has enabled wildflowers to grow again on their fields. Some have even gone so far as to sow them along the border of their fields, especially those farmers who farm "green" (or at least want people to think they do, because it is good for their image and sells their produce).
    Also, town councils have started to sow mixed wildflower seeds on roundabouts and so on. Not only does it look a lot prettier than any of the "groomed" landscaping can ever look, it also attracts a much larger variety of insects, butterflies and birds.
    I know when you will go and visit your sister in Colorado, it'll mean wonderful pictures for us to enjoy!

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    1. I hope that the USA will follow that lead and also stop using so many harmful chemicals but I think this country still has a way to go along that kind of thinking. And I know what you mean about farming "green", the same way of thinking is in England too, but that is in the early stages here!
      Also, North Carolina has had several wildflowers plantings for years, but once, again, Georgia is lagging behind!
      And if Richard gets to go with me to Colorado, I can promise you will have good photos! :-)

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  3. I think you should visit sooner! Can we all wait a whole year to see the lovely photos you'd bring back?! Like Librarian says, the local councils have been sowing wildflowers on spare land and roundabouts and they look so beautiful - much better than the usual perfectly manicured plantings. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. x

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    1. Love the idea of the wildflower plantings! I remember some of the daffodils on the roundabouts in Eastbourne!
      Hope I get to Colorado soon! You know I will have some photos on here for you!! xx

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  4. Oh, gorgeous! So beautiful and lush it is hard to imagine they are not specially planted by a landscape designer!

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    1. Yes, I believe that they are, by the Creator of the Universe!

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  5. ...and that has put CO on my list of places to visit one day....

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    1. One of the Colorado websites had this to say:
      COLORADO...This is where God takes a vacation!

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  6. A perfect excuse for a trip to your sister! It's amazing how the wildflowers grow and develop without any intervention. Have a wonderful week xx

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    1. Hey Chel! Thanks so much for your comment and for becoming a new follower, I appreciate it!
      I don't need an excuse to visit my sweet sister but hey, it is nice that she lives in such a gorgeous spot! Hope you have great week ahead too. xx

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  7. We use to live in Colorado and I remember the wildflowers well.

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    1. My sister married her husband in Colorado in August of 1996, and it was beautiful! She got married outside with the Rockies in the background and lovely wildflowers as decoration. It was really pretty.

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  8. CO is beautiful and my niece lives there. I must go when the wildflowers are growing and find some of those trails...it is like heaven!

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    1. Yes, please do and I will see you there! I will be the one with my hair flying all over the place but with a big smile on my face! :-)

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  9. texas has some great wildflowers in april and may, but colorado's come in when ours are about spent. so beautiful!

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    1. LadyBird Johnson is someone that I have always admired, and I have wanted to see the wildflowers in Texas for years, just because of her!

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  10. p.s. i'd rather enjoy nature's beauty than have diamonds, too! :)

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    1. We know what the true gems really are!!

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  11. There's no such thing as too many flowers!

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    1. I so much agree, there can never be enough!

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  12. Kay, Funny you wrote of flowers. I did my post on them today. I love all flowers. Even some weeds have pretty flowers. Your sister will have to get a book about all her new kinds of flowers. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hey Sweet Susie!
      Yes! I saw your post on flowers and I loved that curly petal zinnia...so unique and pretty! I was thinking of what to get my sister for her birthday...a book about the wildflowers of Colorado, that's perfect! Thank you!

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  13. I saw some really lovely ones there, especially up in the mountains. You should get out there ASAP! :)

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    1. The mountains! The wildflowers! You might guess it is my kind of place!

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  14. I LOVE wildflowers, Kay and these are so beautiful!

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