Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Poetry in a Tree

Dwarf Weeping Serbian Spruce (Picea Omorika Nana Pendula)
If you possess even the slightest penchant for drama,
consider this weeping spruce.
A breathtaking contorted beauty.
Two tone foliage green and silver
and the cones....

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mixed Greens

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum)
Windflower (Anemone Canadensis)


Blink for a second and WHAM! 
The garden exploded over the weekend.
Everything doubled in size and juicy buds are promising 
great things to come. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Looks like a BRAIN....

 Not your usual mushroom...
Not shiitake, white button, enoki, portobello, crimini, or oyster.

An unidentified life form.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Fothergilla Mount Airy

Her perfume is reminiscent of licorice and 
 she boasts flamboyant bottlebrush blooms.
She is cherished for being low maintenance, 
possesses an upright habit and 
flourishes in sun to part shade.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Newcomer

Ozark Sundrops (oenothera macrocarpa/Missouriensis
It is a real challenge to identify 
who is what 
at this time of the year.
Long before awe-inspiring blooms 
arrive to the garden party...
gumshoe sleuthing.

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