Phytolacca and eupatorium, from the alley. Ten days in the vase and counting.
I’d seen the new Obama portraits all over the media, so yesterday I subwayed down to the National Portrait Gallery to see them in...
Flowers have left the building, as far as the Olympics are concerned. In Rio (2016), medalists were given little sculptures made of resin, polyresin,...
I retired from Jelitto Perennial Seeds last month, and it’s been cold and gray in Kentucky ever since. I’m itching for spring. I have...
Cheap and easy and quite pretty.
Speaking of pretty. Just a few hours ago I flew out of Regan National on my way back to Albany, NY. I have not seen the the fed buildings in yesra and was plased to see them from the plane window
However the national lawn is still a disgrace……..huge brown patches from the sky view make it look like a several hundred acre infestation of grubs or cinch bugs.
It is a disgrace how a once magnificent carpet of green graced the front of the capitaland presidential monuments now appears from the sky.
I still think it should be a lawn not a vegetable garden.
Those flower/weeds definitely have some staying power, whether in the garden or out of the garden.
There’s a wild aster that comes up beside my air conditioner every year. In early fall it is covered in a profusion of tiny, pale blue flowers. It’s one of the prettiest things in my garden and I didn’t even plant it :)!
When I still lived in Los Angeles, one spring day I saw some beautiful wild blue lupines in an empty lot. So I stopped the car, picked a huge bunch and put them in a vase with water at my husband’s apartment – before we got married. A day or two in the vase and the flowers promptly leapt off the stems, as if in mass lemming style suicide. Not only did they fall of, but practically leapt off the stem like the Acapulco cliff divers, leaping far away from their point of origins. We still use the lupins as a benchmark for flowers shedding themselves en masse far and wide.
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