against the snow
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
This past summer was my first time for really growing poppies
and I found them to be fantastic. So many colors to entice
me in and the bees and bugs just loved visiting them.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A native to Europe, it grows where it wants without being
a rude guest. Beautiful purple flowers adorn it during the summer
with those flowers turning into these magnificent seed pods.
This is actually the inside of the seed pod where the seeds attach, the seed
covering must be removed to show the papery liner.
My first introduction to this plant was as money plant,
no matter the name as I enjoy the plant.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The hummingbirds absolutely love these flowers.
you can hear it chirping at me along with the
Now who knows which hummingbird this is?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
was cut down and dug out after flowering. As the ragwort grew the plant was
quite pretty as it grew but I had no idea what it was. Once it flowered it
was quite easy to find out what it was by doing an internet search for a
yellow weed. How sad to know such a pretty plant is so harmful
to people and animals. I will have to keep a vigilant eye out for it next spring.
Thankfully the knautia is quite pretty and a pleasure to grow as long as
you put toward the back of the flowerbed. It may not be the tallest flower (2 ft)
but it is floppy and looks better hanging through other plants and flowers.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
are some healthy looking weeds. I’ve been meaning to dig them out but just look at them, aren’t they stunning? I don’t like working outside in the winter rains and those soggy soils. According to herbs2000.com it can be a valuable food source along
with herbal uses.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
were in full flower and quite pretty. Never did I expect
them to flower in the fall and especially during and after
our recent snow. TA DA here is my primrose flowering away.