Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Down on the Farm

Here are some more pictures of RLM's family farm from last weekend. The sunflowers are volunteers that were left to grow near the vegetable patch, with a joyful effect! Here are some red peony-flowered poppies (Papaver somniferum) growing among the carrots. These beauties spread themselves freely all over the property, looking like roses growing atop a lettuce plant. The flower border, including Stella d'Oro daylily, shasta daisies, snapdragons (Antirrhinum), Parkland roses and some yet-to-bloom coneflowers. Just like us, the in-laws have been having ridiculously hot temperatures in the southeastern corner of Saskatchewan. They have many plants in pots that require regular watering and fretting, making me wonder -- are plants really any less work than having a dog?

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