Tag Archives: gardens

heritage

seedlings and plants with Trahlyta heritage. these and a few others are here in the garden. and just in case you are in doubt this line of plants hold my interest. first Trahlyta…

what snow

it did finally snow here. it is 21 degrees fahrenheit -6 c and lake affect snow. come wednesday it is supposed to go back to the 40 degree 4 c range. now a couple of parent plants and one of their seedlings. and some thoughts of summer…

or almost

do i want sunny days ? or almost ? on a sunny day the flowers can loose some of their colors photographically. the glare will get in the way of the flower. or if i am waiting for the magic hour of perfect light some of the flowers will only be partly open. or if i am counting on clouds i will only be able to take a handful of pictures. on an overcast day i can take lots of pictures. it is just that the flowers will not glow. i can have flowers i just can’t have pictures of all of them. or i can’t have cake and eat it too… then again the hot sun makes the chilled adult beverages beverages taste better… now where was i…

round two

both of these flowers have made it to round two. they are both out of Volcan Fuego. like their parent plant both of them are very well branched and both bloom late in the season. and unlike their parent plant they do not have trumpet shaped flowers. these blooms are flat and open. and round three beckons.

round one

crossing one flower to another is usually the first of a series of steps. seldom does that first cross gives you everything you are looking for. you might get a nice big skinny flower. and still have to work on the taller stem in the next round. or the color. or the branching. or strong vigorous growth. it becomes a contest of adding the right building blocks and not dropping the building blocks gained in the first round. it is a process…

that n this

saw an unusual sight the other day. it was not that there were several hundred birds mobbing the feeders. it was just that for the 4th day of the new year several birds seemed to be very out of place. actually more out of time. out of season. red wing black birds are a sign of spring around here. they are gone in winter. yet on that day there was not just one red wind black bird. instead there were four. they were there for only a moment. and then with the other hundreds they were gone. still with their red shouldered wings they lit the beacons of unusual. strangely enough the feeders needed refilling that afternoon. now back to something slightly less unusual, a daylily. or at least the image of one from last summer… and should you be paying close attention this is Jack Sprat not Orchid Majesty. it seems they were transposed in the garden. and only now are things being temporarily set aright…