Relocate to Wisconsin : Where have all (most) of the flowers gone....long time passing

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

  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 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.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 18 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • August 05 2017 02:59AM


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

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

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

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 8 months ago

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.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

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!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 8 months ago

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.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

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.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 months ago

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.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 8 months ago

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.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

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

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 8 months ago

I love the photos. You have a beautiful tree.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 8 months ago


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

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 8 months ago

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.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 8 months ago

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

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

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

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 months ago

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

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 8 months ago

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 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 8 months ago

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. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

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

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago