Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wheat Grass or is it Wheat Lawn?

Today I will be linking up with the website Clay and Limestone to celebrate wildflowers.  This house was so impressive, it has to be shared.  The owners, who live in an old-fashioned, well-established neighborhood, have planted their front lawn with winter wheat!

The narrow strip by the street in front of the rock wall had been harvested, perhaps the grain was ground for supper; however, the rest of the yard was not yet ripe. 

It was still a bit too green and needs to grow longer.

Wheat grows wild, has blooms, goes to seed so it could possibly be called a wildflower...maybe.  But since it is Wildflower Wednesday,  I will also post a picture of some real wildflowers.  I don't know their name because I could not identify them without wading through a ditch, climbing over a fence, getting up close and putting on my reading glasses.

Happy Wildflower Wednesday

Something blooming in somebody's field somewhere in Tennessee


  1. Hi Jeannie, I wish my front lawn was winter wheat. The Saver (because he throws away nothing!) has spent his pension trying to resurrect it. I'm trying to convince him we need to plant a native grass that grows only so long and lies down and doesn't need mowing. I love your blog.

    1. Thank you Sally. I was impressed with how good it looked. Of course 7ft tall winter rye would not have been as nice, but then again, if the neighbors are nosey...
      Show this picture to the Saver (a man after my own heart) and maybe now you can convince him. Tell him it is edible and you will save you a fortune.

    2. I would bet you have never had a broken raffle barrel in your basement.

  2. That's a sort of permaculture spin on the Must Have Green Lawn.
    No lawn here, but perhaps the odd stalk of wheat from the bales of straw we used as mulch in Porterville - and which hitched a ride in the pots I moved here.

    (My WFW post is coming up tomorrow)

    1. I look forward to seeing your post tomorrow or is it today??? You are on the other side of the world from me so is it yesterday there now?
      Nevermind, I will wait impatiently for your Wildflower Wednesday post.

  3. It is just my own experience, but for me it is the best:
    Give your garden as much compost as possible. It takes some years, but it is worthwhile and it is even the cheapest method. And keep the
    ground covered, that´s what nature does. Green manure is also a good idea to fertilize the garden ground.

    1. I think the compost I add just disappears. There never seems to be enough. I always have rocks, no matter how many I dig up, they just keep multiplying.
      This year I think I will try adding a green manure as long as I don't have to water it in the dry summer.

  4. Farmers here in Mississippi grow large fields of Winter Wheat. I never thought of it as a wildflower, but yes, I guess it is!
    Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

  5. Reading your beautiful post reminded me of a Japanese saying:

    "Watching the stones grow".

    Happy Wildflower Wednesday!!


  6. What an interesting idea for the yard! And that field of wildflowers is beautiful!