Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Spectacular Spectacular

Lately life has taken some tranquilizers. Ok, actually Farmer has taken the tranquilizers (vet's orders). Which means we're moving at a snail's pace.

So folks, it's time to stop and smell the roses.
and admire the sunflowers, the daisies, evening primroses, borage, lamb's ears, valerian, lupine, poppies, and much more. it feels downright philosophical to witness the blooming and fading away of all of the flowers.

does anyone know what this flower amongst the ferns is? It reminds me of something from the onion family only much bigger. My neighbors told me that the previous owner, Florence, never knew that her husband would sneakily spray paint these flowers purple so the color would last all summer. The love a man has for a woman...
these look dead all day and then their petals open at dusk, in the moonlight they glow bright and silvery.
the honey bees love the borage and so do the ravenous chix and ducks.
if you want to doctor your own wound...these woolly leaves are great for old fashioned bandages.
let's not even go into what valerian can do for you...
and the poppies!!!


can the handling of your dog's tranquilizer pills have an effect?

signed,

feeling quite untethered to the ground, think i'll float away on a cloud...

7 comments:

marymary said...

Beautiful garden, beautiful pics. The globe shaped one is allium, and yes! it is in the onion family. I'm so sorry about Farmer, although tranquility sounds nice.

Lois said...

Yes, that's an allium and when you cut them, the stem totally smells like an onion! They're awesome.

d/b/c/m said...

GORGEOUS!

courtneymcq said...

Wow! Plant porn!

sue-donym said...

Plant porn indeed. I feel completely sated.

And envious.

tam said...

I have a new faorite flower and I'd like to know what it's called. Its the ones that you said look dead all day and then open up and look silvery in the moonlight. That's just like me! What are they called?

Suzy said...

What a beautiful post!! Thank you for taking the time to show us the details. I feel so lucky to have been able to spend an evening in your beautiful garden and in your lovely home. That was such a wonderful evening. Wish we could do it again and again . . .