Category Archives: annuals

back to yellow

well not quite yellow. this daylily has some shades of pink blended into the yellow. and while a bright yellow yellow only yellow is wonderful. a yellow with pink blushes can be just as spectacular.

do the bees care ?

yellow or purple ?  larger or small ?  annual or perennial ?   larkspur or daylily ?  no, i think it is only nectar or not…

though one day it would be very interesting to see flowers as the bees do, with ultraviolet light.  i think the landing beacons, the calling cards of these plain yellows and purples would be quite different.  two links to flowers in ultraviolet

yellow 11-000 seedling

purple larkspur

the larkspur self seed throughout the garden.  there are enough that many are removed to make room for planned plantings.   and new ones keep coming along during the course of the summer.  they are a nice and delicate addition to the garden.  three images

purple larkspur det IMG_7997

purple larkspur bud macro IMG_8000 purple larkspur bloom macro IMG_8000