Category Archives: life

flying jewels

yes that other miracle of spring has returned.  i have glimpsed it briefly in prior days.  today i got to view it for long moments.  it stopped to drink from the wood hyacinths, sampled a few columbine and zapped away in a green blur.  ruby throated hummingbirds are fast.  some day one might let me capture an image.  now a few more flowers from last summer.  aside from the fourth and fifth image the rest of these flowers are siblings.  plants sprouted from the same seed pod.  seven images…

13-007-002 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – reverse bi-tone

13-007-003 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – reverse bi-tone

13-102 Gudrid x Mascara Snake

13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – Orchid

13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite

lupine

columbine and more.  at one end yard waste is going into the compost pile.  weeds and such are filling the right most bin.  and at the other end the harvest of compost is returning to the garden and filling this year’s pots.  the bin was nearly four feet high filled with compost.  now it is nearing empty.  and those mythical blooming spring flowers… the lupine is sending up a spike.  and petunias fill the pot.  seven images…

closer

eventually spring will make its way to daylily season.  still moving plants.  and expanding gardens.  and removing junk that has been hiding in the landfill for who knows how long.  old rusty pipes don’t sound like metal when the shovel hits them.  and plants don’t need that much metal in their diet.  and we are actually getting closer.  hemerocallis minor is a species daylily and it blooms about two weeks before the other daylilies.  so start your counter.  and prepare to be a little more patient.  until the daylilies are really ready.  and yes i am still finding plants to move to the evaluation bed.  six images…

obvious

it is obvious that someone is being held against their will on an extraterrestrial spaceship.  what no daylily ! ? !   spring flowers, spring flowers, and more spring flowers !  and an old time daffodil with green and yellow petals.  quick get out the said-a-gives !  six images…

steps

spring comes in steps.  not smooth every day.  some forwards and some slide back.  tomorrow warmer again.  no spring flowers today.  they bloomed – just no new pictures today.  six images from last summer…

14-112 Wizest of Wizards x 11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers)

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weeds too tiny

the little white flower growing out of a rosette of leaves is very small.  it is a weed  pretty and still a weed.  the good thing is they pull out easy.  and like the best of weeds they do come back.  the yellow flower is an old variety of daffodil.  no trumpet.  virginia bluebell, a just budding lilac and a malingering purple daylily from last summer’s crop.  seven images…

sprung

sprung is spring.  the weeds.  the seedlings.  the seedlings out of the weeds.  some missed weeds that will return.  daffodils  that are already fading.  and a golden flower bringing memories of a summer past.  heralding a golden summer to come.  eight images…