“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain Tulipa ostrowskiana From the moun...
SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2017 -Shipping has ended for the season, this list is up for reference only- Greetings, This ...
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. Don Marquis Narcissus hispanicus ssp. bujei Chilly ...
"It's nothing sinister but my private life belongs to me." Myanna Buring Not to rehash old work, but this is really one o...
Fritillaria glauca "goldilocks" You all should have figured out by now that I put food on the table by either growing it, or o...
The bees have been flying despite the weather, which today saw sun, showers, hail, sun, drizzle and sun again. And they were all about the ...
"The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lak...
Fritillaria agrestis Spring showed up just in time for Daylight savings to Spring Foward an hour. The sun was out and it was warm and ple...
I covered this group of flowers pretty intently last year, but they were blooming in early March and here they are this year in early Februa...
Fall blooming Crocus Updated 9/14/14 Thank you everyone, I am finished shipping for the year. I will leave this post up for refer...
Sunday, March 18, 2018
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain
It was frosty this morning as I left in the dark, although it wasn't a half bad weekend, temps got up into the high 50's. The mizuna mustard greens are flowering in the vegetable garden now and the bees were busy collecting pollen. I sowed some early vegetable pots in the greenhouse, but I'm late on some of the bedding flowers. Hoping to correct that with some sundowner work this week.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
"It's nothing sinister but my private life belongs to me." Myanna Buring
|Fritillaria affinis Vancouver Island|
|"The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble." Wassily Kandidinsky|
This is purported to be a hybrid of the Californian's E. tuolumnense and E. californicum 'White Beauty' or maybe a backcross involving those parents.
I was watching the bees this past weekend with a bit of that warmth we had they were flying in huge numbers, and bringing in loads of pollen. I was also kinda wondering why are so many of the early flowers yellow. Most of the research suggests it has to do with pollinators waking up from the long winter rest and having an easy target to hit. Yellow is that bright, attention getter type of color that you can't really ignore. Like curious George and the man in the Yellow hat, it wouldn't really make sense if it was Curious George and the man in the brown fidora.
I was gonna throw a bunch of yellow flowers on this post, but I think maybe i'll space em out a bit.
It was a chilly 38 when I drove out this morning, but the day's have been warming up a bit. I think it's going to rain this afternoon and maybe hit 60.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
|Narcissus hispanicus ssp. bujei|
I'm wondering if anyone read the Butterfly Revolution as a kid, curious how so many can be influenced by a strong, charismatic leader, to behave so badly. I don't remember how I found that book as a 13 year old, but it certainly stuck with me through all these years. I see parallels in our present day.
"You're late said spring to winter, "I arrived precisely when I meant to, and besides, your invitation seemed flexible as to when the party was to start" Winter replied,"....Mark Akimoff