Our wildflower area – which we leave untouched for most of the year – has some beautiful-looking thistles. We don’t like them in our lawn and in the flower beds, but enjoy them in that wildflower area.

Thistle in Full Bloom

A Sea of Mexican Hats

We didn’t have many bluebonnets this spring, but we do have an abundance of Mexican hats now:

Mexcican Hats Galore

That’s the area at the north-east corner [the intersection of Lower Crabapple and Frederick Roads] of our property which we keep unmowed because of the wildflowers.