Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Few Flowers Along The Road

My roadside attraction is aiming towards peak bloom. Morning is best when the chicory is still open. The chicory closes in the heat of a sunny day.

Surrounded and hidden by all the flowers is the roadside vegetable garden.

The other day I was contemplating how to get more bloom in the wildflower strip that seperates the vegetables from the road. Right now it is dominated by the fall blooming Goldenrod. I think it needs an early summer boost. Maybe it needs a complete makeover.

More yucca. I must have more yucca. A bloom stalk like this calls for more.

High on the low spot of a North Carolina mountain top in the middle of nowhere is a roadside attraction of floral abundance. Slow down and don't litter.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I had to chuckle at the 'don't litter'. I am sure noone reading your blog would do such a thing. I understand your frustration of people doing so though. People that don't think cigarette butts aren't litter really bother me. yuck. Love seeing all your beautiful blooms along the roadside.

Nancy said...

I keep wondering - have you fenced out the deer?

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa if I did not feel so compelled to pick up the trash it might not bother me, but just seeing it makes me cranky.

Nancy we have deer. I see them regular. For a bunch of reason we do not have a deer problem. We have hunters. The vegetable garden in particular is directly beside the road which gets regular traffic. The forest is not their preferred habitat. They like pastures and meadows better. Our country deer eat their known wild foods and don't mess with the cultivated except the apples late in the year when they fall to the ground. So no, there is no fence to keep the deer out.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Love that daylily with the chicory. Perfect pairing.

Lola said...

I too love the daylily with the chicory. It is so pretty. Deer like pears also. They use to come to our pear trees when we lived out in the country.

Siria said...

No wonder you have people stopping to look! It is so beautiful!!! Have you thought about having Uncle Earnie hold a sign that reads "Please DO NOT liter!"?

I was just in Washington DC visiting my son and went to the National Botanic Gardens where I spotted a beautiful yucca in bloom and thought of you!