Tag Archives: Larkspur

that and that

and a couple more thats for good measure.  new seedlings have sprouted.  there is hope again. it is what gardening is about.  and there was a new flower open this morning.  and two others opened, ones that we have already seen this year.  momentum is building.  and little larkspur – pink flowers, tiny pink flowers with even tinier purple freckles have found their way before the lens of perception.  little things to hold the day.  five images…


no blush

not with this one.  this is a granddaughter flower.  named for Vera it is Vera’s Verse.  the little blue and pink flowers are larkspur.  three images…

veras-verse-img_1430-macro veras-verse-img_1827-det




and almost.  the larkspur have opened up.  and there will be two new blooms with the daylilies in the morning.  there are some daylilies blooming.  and they are all the same as those from the last two or three days.  soon that problem will be totally gone.  there will be more than i can count or photograph.  until then we will bide our time.  six images…

larkspur IMG_7865 larkspur IMG_7864sdlg IMG_7887 sdlg IMG_7886 sdlg IMG_7891 sdlg img 7890

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