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Quote of the Day: Too Many Flowers?

December 29th, 2008

While reading an article about the history of lawns I came across this quote:

Let your lawn be your home’s velvet robe, and your flowers its not too promiscuous decoration.”
-Frank J. Scott (1870)

Perhaps this is where the HOA laws of today come from?
HM, I guess according to Frank, I have too many flowers, what a travesty!
front-flowerbed
anise-hyssop
pink-clematisclematisastilbeechinaceahardy-hibiscusliatrisfront-hillsidepink-rosesyarrowmini-hollyhocks
We’ve been trying to take back our lawn here at Chiot’s Run, so I’m we don’t consider our lawn, “the velvet robe” of our home. As for the amount of flowers we have, well, the photos above are just a few of what we have blooming here during the summer. What do you think? Can you have too many flowers?

3 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Too Many Flowers?”
  1. Kelly on December 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    No WAY! Never too many! I loved looking at these photos, especially with all the yucky snow and ice we have been looking at lately!

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  2. Frugal Trenches on December 30, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Oh what a beautiful garden, what beautiful flowers. I type this sitting among freezing temperatures!

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  3. Flower on January 6, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Like they say, the many the merrier. Lovely flowers you have there. I can’t wait to get myself my own garden and have the same pretty things in my backyard.

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