by laura janning

How could something so wrong be so Right?

May 3, 2012

Having a considerable amount of "green" space to cut outside our windows  is  pretty much inevitable at my house, but we do what we have to do
 and we hope along the way of riding the merry mower, there is something in the distance that makes us veer off of those pretty strait lines we like to create, that makes it look like a freshly manicured ball field
and we get closer
and closer, to witness such a beautiful little surprise in the pasture
 suddenly the engine on the mower stops, I didn't feel like cutting anyways, and I cut and bring these little beauties inside
At this point, I forget that I was even on a mower today and instead envision running through a daisy field ( BTW- with clothes on!)
barefoot with the wind blowing through my hair 
 and life is fabulous with not a care in the world, but beautiful flowers on the table
Then I stop and get back on my mower, cause there's  more yard to cut! 
Two tips to preserve cut flowers  1)  cut the stems at a 45 degree angle. 2) try adding half sprite or 7-up to half water. Flowers need the acidity and sugar. Refresh your water daily.

FYI- Us country gals don't use traditional fertilizer in these parts of the country, we use chicken poop. Yes poop. It really does make the grass green and lush.

Sharing my flowers with:


  1. What a fun surprise after all that hard work - gotta get me some chicken poop!

  2. pbdesingsMay 03, 2012

    Looks like you've been hard at work. Looks beautiful! I miss cutting that grass! Nana

  3. I could use a whole truck bed full of chicken poop on my yard about now! After last year's drought we are in bad shape. Love your pretty flowers. Now hurry and get your work done before it gets too hot outside. ;)

  4. Love some chicken poop that makes a daisy look that good! Beautiful photos Laura!! thank you for sharing!! :)

  5. Well I'll be expecting my grass to look the best it ever has this year.... one rooster and three chickens scratching and pooping all around.


  6. How pretty!! I'm fairly sure the only thing in my yard are weeds! Thanks for the 7-Up tip!

  7. Love those daisies! And that lush green grass!
    That's what makes life so sweet, finding the beauty. Don't you love the smell of fresh cut grass? (hope it doesn't smell like poop) ha..

  8. I just love daisies & you have a stunning garden!

  9. Thanks for visiting! I can't wait to see the feature on Sunday.

    I love daisies and even had them in my bridal bouquet.


  10. Great tip and gorgeous photos...just can't beat those white and yellow daisies...they're timeless!!!

  11. Lovely flowers!
    Greetings from Australia♥


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