Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Just Because

The vast majority of the plants in my prairie garden are native to Texas. Moreover, the native plants in my garden were selected because they benefit the suburban wildlife populations of insects, including bees and butterflies, birds, and reptiles by providing food and shelter. So why am I growing these six inch "Tete-a-Tete" daffodils that do not benefit wildlife whatsoever?

I grow them just because I think they are cute. There, I said it. I think these little daffodils are cute. They do absolutely nothing for the wildlife, but for the week and a half that they bloom each spring, they brighten my days and make me smile.

And if they happen to brighten the day of a passerby or visitor to my garden, then maybe they do benefit wildlife after all because people can be pretty wild at times too.

By the way, after 39 months, this is post #100 of the Plano Prairie Garden blog.

9 comments:

  1. Hey, they brightened my day from long distance looking at the pics! Literally made me smile. Keep up the hard work!!

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  2. They may not be directly useful for wildlife but they are of no harm too, are they?
    And after all you mr 1st man is right: you made me smile too!

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  3. Congrats on #100! Some flowers we just grow for ourselves, and we should! Makes me smile, too!

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  4. They are cute! Sometimes, we just have to plant some cute stuff. It does make us smile.
    The daffodils we planted here in the Deer Grove, haven't bloomed for the second year now. Just leaves. I miss the blooms. The deer leave them alone...sometimes.
    Thanks for sharing yours.

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  5. They made me smile too. We should grow some things just because.

    Congratulations on post #100!

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  6. Yeah, I've got some white tulips coming up now. Congrats on 100!

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  7. Ha...yeah, I think we all have plants like that...that we sort of enjoy, in spite of our better judgement! Then again, there's nothing with having a few plants that just give us pleasure :-)

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  8. Thanks for the comments from all of you smiling flower lovers.

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  9. Yes, I like them as well and who wouldn't enjoy such cheerful flowers.
    Congrats on post #100 with 48,000+ pageviews to boot! Keep up the great blogging.
    David/:0)

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