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Our front yard

dmc123
April 7th, 2010, 07:29 PM
I guess this goes into gardening :) I am not the one who does the work, though, that is my roomie.

When I first moved here the thrift looked just like this, but many years of mowing and weed-eating took it's toll. Last year she replanted around the front lot - and this year it has grown in so beautifully :)

I wanted to share a couple of pics. I am just so thrilled it has grown so nicely this Spring.

Diane

dmc123
April 7th, 2010, 07:31 PM
a couple more -

one of the Iris that grows each year with no effort on our part.
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This one - close up of the thrift.
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Melinda
April 7th, 2010, 08:15 PM
very pretty, I have lots of that surrounding my beds here, your roomie did a wonderful job

Goldfields
April 7th, 2010, 08:38 PM
I don't think I've ever seen Thrift before. It's lovely. Well done your roomie. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
April 8th, 2010, 12:00 AM
Very pretty, Diane! :cloud9: Nothing like a little color after a dreary spring thaw! I wish we had some here :o

14+kitties
April 8th, 2010, 12:07 AM
Very pretty dmc. Umm, I think the thrift is actually aubrietta. Thrift is taller with the flower stem about 4 inches or so about the plant. Aubrietta is actually one of the earliest flowering plants in the spring. It is usually grown that way so it spills over the rocks. I love it! I have a couple smaller patches just greening up now. The other plant looks like a bearded iris. Another of my favs but they don't last long. :(
Can I borrow your roomie for a few weeks? I can't seem to find the energy to get out to my flower beds yet.:o

dmc123
April 8th, 2010, 12:06 PM
Very pretty dmc. Umm, I think the thrift is actually aubrietta. Thrift is taller with the flower stem about 4 inches or so about the plant. Aubrietta is actually one of the earliest flowering plants in the spring. It is usually grown that way so it spills over the rocks. I love it! I have a couple smaller patches just greening up now. The other plant looks like a bearded iris. Another of my favs but they don't last long. :(
Can I borrow your roomie for a few weeks? I can't seem to find the energy to get out to my flower beds yet.:o

14+ I am sure you are right, but that is what everyone around here calls it - LOL no one, including me, would know what aubrietta is :)

Thanks.

dmc123
April 8th, 2010, 12:07 PM
and 14+ you are right also about the Iris - I had brain fog last night writing Lily - LOL

Thanks again.

14+kitties
April 8th, 2010, 11:00 PM
14+ I am sure you are right, but that is what everyone around here calls it - LOL no one, including me, would know what aubrietta is :)
Thanks.

Have you heard of Rock Cress? That's a more common name for it. It's gorgeous no matter what it's called!!!