In Bloom

Lots of pink and purple in the yard this week… Near the front door, the Columbine is in full flower. The girls gave this particular plant to me for Mother’s Day years back, and it’s still one of my favorites. Next door, the smaller…

Seed Bombs

A couple of months ago, CPT America and Pepper brought some “Seed Bombs” home¬†for me from the Museum of Science in Boston. Have you heard of these? They’re little spheres of clay and peat with a mixture of seeds inside. You toss them into…

Four O’Clocks…that aren’t

I grew Four O’Clocks from seed this year. I was intrigued by the name on the seed packet and the blurb that said the flowers would open each afternoon at four o’clock. “How do they know what time of day it is?” I wondered….

Bachelor’s Buttons and Love Lies Bleeding

This is Love Lies Bleeding. Isn’t that a crazy name for a flower? Who came up with that? I’ve had these growing in my yard for three years now, and I didn’t know the proper name for them until this very evening when I…

Morning Glories

I happened to notice my¬†morning glories for the first time in a couple of weeks today. I walk by them all the time, but rarely first thing in the morning, which is when they’re in full bloom. I was so surprised! They’ve taken over…