Thursday, May 03, 2012

How could something so wrong be so Right?

Having a considerable amount of "green" space to cut outside our windows  is  pretty much inevitable at my house, but we do what we have to do
 and we hope along the way of riding the merry mower, there is something in the distance that makes us veer off of those pretty strait lines we like to create, that makes it look like a freshly manicured ball field
and we get closer
and closer, to witness such a beautiful little surprise in the pasture
 suddenly the engine on the mower stops, I didn't feel like cutting anyways, and I cut and bring these little beauties inside
At this point, I forget that I was even on a mower today and instead envision running through a daisy field ( BTW- with clothes on!)
barefoot with the wind blowing through my hair 
 and life is fabulous with not a care in the world, but beautiful flowers on the table
Then I stop and get back on my mower, cause there's  more yard to cut! 
Two tips to preserve cut flowers  1)  cut the stems at a 45 degree angle. 2) try adding half sprite or 7-up to half water. Flowers need the acidity and sugar. Refresh your water daily.





FYI- Us country gals don't use traditional fertilizer in these parts of the country, we use chicken poop. Yes poop. It really does make the grass green and lush.

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11 comments:

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fun surprise after all that hard work - gotta get me some chicken poop!
Kelly

pbdesings said...

Looks like you've been hard at work. Looks beautiful! I miss cutting that grass! Nana

Morning T said...

I could use a whole truck bed full of chicken poop on my yard about now! After last year's drought we are in bad shape. Love your pretty flowers. Now hurry and get your work done before it gets too hot outside. ;)
xo~
T

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Love some chicken poop that makes a daisy look that good! Beautiful photos Laura!! thank you for sharing!! :)

Bliss said...

Well I'll be expecting my grass to look the best it ever has this year.... one rooster and three chickens scratching and pooping all around.

~Bliss~

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

How pretty!! I'm fairly sure the only thing in my yard are weeds! Thanks for the 7-Up tip!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Love those daisies! And that lush green grass!
That's what makes life so sweet, finding the beauty. Don't you love the smell of fresh cut grass? (hope it doesn't smell like poop) ha..

Melissah from Country Style Chic said...

I just love daisies & you have a stunning garden!
x
Melissah

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

Thanks for visiting! I can't wait to see the feature on Sunday.

I love daisies and even had them in my bridal bouquet.

ciao!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Great tip and gorgeous photos...just can't beat those white and yellow daisies...they're timeless!!!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely flowers!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

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