All of This From a Few Packets of Seeds!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

Yesterday afternoon, we ventured up to Central City to meet my sister and brother in-law for dinner.  They bought the cutest 120 year old home on a hill in Central City last September and have done a wonderful job making it their own with lots of special touches.


The elevation at their home is about 8,200 feet above sea level.  Coming from the Mile High City with an elevation of 5,280, it isn't that bad, but walking up stairs or up hill does take a toll on anyone.


This past Spring, Randy bought a few packets of wild flower seeds and decided to scatter them around the grounds.  Now those little plants are in full bloom and what a wonderful sight they were.





And Finally - here is a volunteer sunflower that just starting sprouting up.  Randy was patient with this one instead of suspecting it was a weed and pulling it.  He let it grow and it turned into this.  I'm pretty sure it would not have survived at my house.




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


What gorgeous photos, and like you I often marvel at the power of a seed, so tiny like a tomato see and yet so bountiful, especiallywhen you see all it produces.  Nature continues to just thrill me.  A

Aug 28, 2017 09:11 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Yes I was amazed and busy capturing the shots with my iPhone.  They hadn't taken one picture so I shared them on her facebook page.

Aug 28, 2017 09:18 AM #2
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Thinking about that elevation made me a little dizzy Belinda Spillman . I've visited Denver a few different times and I've had to be very careful with my hydration etc, or the headaches ensue. But I'm sure you get used to it over time, like all things. Those wildflowers are gorgeous! I've tried this before w/ a packet of seeds and they've never amounted to more than a few, scattered here and there. Your brother clearly has a much greener thumb ;-)

Aug 28, 2017 09:26 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, I love all of the different colored blooms that you have in your garden, I am not surprised at all that it is this beautiful.

Aug 28, 2017 09:53 AM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Belinda

What gorgeous flowers they have to enjoy!! Such a simply thing, and no doubt they will continue to spread. I can't imagine living at that altitude!!


Aug 28, 2017 10:55 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Hi Belinda - how pretty! So delightful seeing all those bright colors and that big sun flower - WOW.  Glad you had a lovely day in with your sister and brother-in-law.

Aug 28, 2017 11:10 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Belinda -- what a wonderful blanket of color.  Looks like a nice getaway spot.  

Aug 28, 2017 11:28 AM #7
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Belinda - Those are beautiful and I'm so jealous - I must have bought dozens of seed packets over the years to try to get results like that, with no luck at all.

Aug 28, 2017 11:49 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Now that is my kind of garden.  A little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  Stunning

Aug 28, 2017 03:51 PM #9
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Hi Belinda very nice picture. Sure looks like CO wildflowers. I miss that part!

Aug 28, 2017 05:27 PM #10
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Belinda Spillman - these are definitely happy plants! I'm glad to know your brother-in-law decided to scatter seeds around the lawn. What a gorgeous array of color! It would make me happy to walk around the property to see all these beautiful flowers. And that sun flower is amazing! I like the contrast from tiny, fragile, beautiful little specimens to one giant of the land to look down upon them all! I hope he continues to scatter seeds. What a great new beginning for them in their new home too!

Aug 28, 2017 05:39 PM #11
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

The wildflowers are beautiful. A lot of them are probably perennials so they'll continue to make their yard gorgeous year after year. 

Aug 28, 2017 06:14 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There is a great analogy here to how we plant the seeds in business and success just sprouts everywhere.

Aug 28, 2017 06:37 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Belinda, you inspired us, I just showed the pictures to Diane, we will try it what do we have to lose a couple packets of seeds?:))Endre

Aug 28, 2017 10:34 PM #14
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Belinda - those are wonderful shots and your sister really has a green thumb.

Aug 29, 2017 06:30 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Belinda- oh my gosh these are beautiful!!! That must have been a nice surprise they they started popping up. 

Aug 29, 2017 08:43 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How I love this post. Wildflowers are my favorite. So cool that they are reaping the reward of planting a couple of packets of seeds. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. D 

Aug 29, 2017 01:25 PM #17
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Lovely flowers!  How fun to just scatter and wait to see what pops up.  But much discipline is needed as you say, to prevent pulling up the treasures.

Aug 29, 2017 07:52 PM #18
Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

This is quite delightful, Belinda. I always wondered if those seed packets produced flowers, and now we know they do.

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