Where have all (most) of the flowers gone....long time passing

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  We don't have very green thumbs at our house....and we have trees and a collection of bushes.  We have a street lamp

with a mini retaining wall which had a collection of japanese lilies...a vibrant red....with other ...yes purple blooms that surrounded them.We have two "raised beds" in the front of red japanese liliesthe house that both have treese and are surrounded by an assortment of day lilies with long lasting and various colors of blooms....they spread and we divide and share them with "lily-less" neighbors and friends...they come back every year stronger and more vibrant than ever.   Yes....these would be a great subject for @Belinda Spillman's challenge I thought on showing the natural beauty of our personal landscape design.

       Wisconsin has to "make room" for four seasons......sometimes we have almost "no spring" and leap into summer which may or may not last into what the calendar says is fall.  The Daylilies require no attention especially this soggy summer and open to greet the day every day with huge blossoms. 

       They have a little  fragrance...or at least we though it was little...until we went to capture some of their beauty foDeer Tracksr their post and found that the fragrance was very appealing to  some of our four legged neighbors who were not nearly so numerous since the Country Estates (our New Berlin Deersub division) had been completely filled with homes.    Our "visitors" literally forgot to cover their tracks...and they could be easily  traced to the wild area behind our house.  I love Bambi just as much as the next person....and for years we could only see "family members" occasionally....cute little fawns with their Mom's...a rack of antlers here and there....until now when the nocturnal munchings interrupted what would have been a more colorful landscape display.  On the other side of the front yard...the lilies surround the "islands" . The families must have been looking for appetizers and not a whole dinner...they are still there. 

      An intentional color assortment...they have been untouched by four footed visitors.

    Red Bud tree blooming  In the spring...my very favorite flowers are the ones that grow on our Red Bud tree. (Flowers are actually purplish-pink.) It signals the arrival of spring and "gives permission" for all of the other flowers to bloom. 

    We also have a purple...but of course...iris patch...but they have blessed us with blooms and gone back to their dormant stage until next spring.  

     If you want to explore all four seasons in their splendor as a new resident of southeastern Wisconsin...or you are up or down sizing....Call the Hansons....we will find you the house and the landscape you will want to call home.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sally and David,

We love those red lillies and love that you a red-bud tree that blooms purplish pink.  I had no idea.  Happy Sunday to you!  A

Aug 06, 2017 07:17 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sally and & David,  Bambi is special to watch all the time but can do damage to gardens and trees.  

Aug 06, 2017 08:12 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sally and David -- although deer are not so common in my neighborhood(the condo HOA won't allow them), I do know they can be quite destructive eaters.  Thank you for sharing your garden photos.  

Aug 06, 2017 08:28 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

I wrote a very similar blog post Sally and David. Larry's attempt at gardening this year was halted by our hungry visitors. Although bambi is adorable, at this point she's not welcome here!

Aug 06, 2017 08:51 AM #4
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, have heard from some of my buyers in some neighborhoods where the deer eat everything.    Your tree is beautiful, and so are the lilies.

Aug 06, 2017 09:04 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Sally and David - the red lillies look great.  We have a problem with Bambi in our area so I have not gone all out on shrubs.

Aug 06, 2017 11:38 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David luckily the four legged critters leave our flowers alone, but I have friends who have to go to extremes to keep the four legged critters away from their plants a flowers.

Aug 06, 2017 02:06 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally and David- I love that you have so much purple in your yard, but then I'm not surprised!  When we lived in Northern VA, we had deer neighbors and I could not deprive them of the caladium plants I would plant. They ate and I planted more.

Aug 06, 2017 02:44 PM #8
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Very nice.  I love your blooming tree.  Thanks so much for your entry.

Aug 06, 2017 02:44 PM #9
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the photos. You have a beautiful tree.

Aug 06, 2017 04:33 PM #10
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I'm not much of a gardener . . . . I just like seeing the flowers in full bloom.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 06, 2017 07:03 PM #11
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Sally.

Like you and David I have no green thumb.  What I do have is a wife with one.  As for the deer, not in my area but the rabbits are abundant.

Aug 07, 2017 02:54 AM #12
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  Of course, the flowers are a bit purplish from that tree.  It is in keeping with your branding.

Aug 07, 2017 03:59 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sallyy and David, love the colors and do not let anyone tell you we have four seasons in Southern California too the difference is just they are milder than other places... and that is what we like, Endre

Aug 07, 2017 10:19 PM #14
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Sally and David... no green thumbs in my house either. I also "depend" on flowering trees and bushes to provide color. 

Aug 08, 2017 06:05 AM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I really appreciate you showing us your entry into the Belinda Spillman August challenge and I just love those Wisconsin colors Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Aug 08, 2017 11:10 AM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally and David, 

That Red Bud tree is gorgeous! We must get your spring because it can last from February thru the beginning of June before we get warmer temps for summer. 

Aug 08, 2017 02:30 PM #17
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We also have those red bud trees in Baltimore..blooming purple of course.

Aug 14, 2017 02:36 PM #18
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