"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, March 7, 2008

Stock flower

I have a friend who sells her antiques out in the country at her home. Her name is Bell and she is 91. A few years ago, I would pack up my young children and go out to visit her and help sort and clean her treasures. She loves flowers as much as antiques and she loves sharing her garden bounty with everyone. Bell, never allowed grass to grow in her yard, instead, she had beautiful wild flowers growing in clumps and spots, along with other flowers she planted. She gave me a start of these beautiful, fragrant flowers. They have a name that does not hold up to their beauty. They are called Stock flower. They are extremely hardy for the harsh enviornment of West Texas. They stay green all year round, drought resistant and start blooming, as you can see, this early in the year. One can smell their blossoms several feet away. They will be perfect for Easter since it is coming so early this year.


LindaSueBuhl said...

WOW! what a beautiful flower - truly the perfect ground cover.

Farm Chick said...

Bell sounds like a very interesting woman! Those flowers are beautiful- what a deep shade of color! Have a blessed day, Kathleen!