Spring

Spring

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lavender Iris

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Getting iris to bloom is tricky in my garden.  It's too shady for the most part.  But mostly it's that the slugs think I plant iris specifically as a snack food.

Much to my delight, this one managed to bloom amid a tangle of thorny roses, successfully keeping the slugs at bay.






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Monday, May 25, 2015

A Study of Cosmos

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Pale yellow, sharing a pot with lower-growing yellow larkspur and bunches of sweet white alyssum, this cosmos changes hue with the light: Shade brings out the yellow; sunshine softens it to almost-but-not-quite white; overcast skies give it a pearlescent quality not otherwise seen.  A fun study at any time of day.

Take a closer look - someone wanted their photo taken.




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