white and purple

two colors that provide a nice contrast in a flower. a dark rich purple with white midribs and a white throat. and as dramatic as this flower is it has a fault. the scape that is supposed to hold up the flower does so poorly. it flops. some plants out grow the flopping. so far this one has not. the alternative is to cross the pretty flower with the floppy scape to a plant with a strong scape. some of those seeds will be planted soon. until then the flower is still very enjoyable…

plans

there are a few crosses here in the garden with this flower. there are a few more crosses that need to be made. or that i hope for. like the flower the unfolding may come to be.

connect

what ? dots. when i am in the garden there are lots of flowers blooming. sometimes seeing two flowers it becomes obvious that they belong together. sometimes seeing two flowers in pictures or seeing one flower the second flower comes to mind. it is a process connecting the dots. the right dots out of the other 1000 or so dots blooming that day. some days one or the other dot is not in bloom. and you have to wait another day. or choose other dots to connect. some things are a patient steady walk. at least dots the plan…

soon

this is the time of the year i start walking around the yard looking for daylily scapes. except it is the too early part. before the summer daylilies bloom there is the early species daylily. it blooms about three weeks before its summer brethren. it comes in one color. yellow. right now it is still buds. they are starting to poke out around the center of the plant. so stay tuned for the yellow flower. until then from last summer Fattening Frogs For Snakes…