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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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Our front yard

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.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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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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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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very pretty, I have lots of that surrounding my beds here, your roomie did a wonderful job
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I don't think I've ever seen Thrift before. It's lovely. Well done your roomie.
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Very pretty, Diane! Nothing like a little color after a dreary spring thaw! I wish we had some here
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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.
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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.
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

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and 14+ you are right also about the Iris - I had brain fog last night writing Lily - LOL

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