Last year when we let our front lawn grow wild without cutting it. There were a few daisies, and some clover. This year there are lots more wildflowers. I just noticed the Chickory today and decided it was time to take some pictures of the flowers that have found our lawn a good place to grow.
There are three times as many daisies growing this year. They’re spreading nicely.
We have lots of varieties of clover growing in the lawn. I haven’t figured out all their names. I do know that the sheep and donkeys like many of them.
I’ve seen these flowers for most of my life, but I never knew their name until now. It was believed that the flower when dried would clear a house of fleas.
The thistle plant is the biggest in the lawn, almost as big as me. Prickly as it is, I do love the soft purple flowers. And if it starts to spread too much, I can always feed them to Fanny and Lulu who love to munch on them.
Another flower that I’ve seen so often but never knew its name.
I suspect this very fancy Black-eyed Susan made its way to the lawn from my wildflower garden on the edge of the pasture.
Yarrow grows wild all over the farm. Now it’s on the front lawn too.