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Old 02-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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How true!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #12
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After waking up to about 5 inches of snow and a day off, I went out to take some pictures. This one seems to fit here:
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #13
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Without those few sprigs it would have been a total white out...
Our storm is just about to hit us.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #14
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Without those few sprigs it would have been a total white out...
Our storm is just about to hit us.
Without those few sprigs, it would be kinda boring too. Like a huge lawn is boring.
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Here's another one from today:
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Here's another one from today:
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Good one!
Thanks, benj.

I think the March sun has something to do with it...it is at a good angle for pictures, it seems.

I have to spread my native wildflowers and buy some little bluestem to add to the (developing) meadow. I only have small patches of wildflowers right now.
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That one would make a pretty wrapping paper.
Have you tossed any wildflower seeds here and there?
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Very nice photos and thread. I'm especially enjoying them since we've had an unusual amount of heavy snows and ice storms that have flattened and broken the grasses and seedheads in my garden.
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That one would make a pretty wrapping paper.
Have you tossed any wildflower seeds here and there?
Thanks.

I have collected seeds, and winter sowed them...then planted them around last year. I'm hoping they bloom this year. I have more seeds planted this year. Every year, I can increase what I have.

Every new species I buy, I'll try to spread the same way.

Here are some pictures from last year:
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