I am not a particular expert so I don’t know whether this is technically echinacea. These cheerful souls were enjoying the morning sunshine in my neighbor ‘s parking strip.
I’ve noticed that these wasps really go for my leek flowers. Most other bees don’t seem too jazzed by them, or maybe they just prefer lavender.
On this morning’s dog walk I noticed that several of the century plants in our neighborhood are in bloom.
I sometimes think that June should be its own season, at least around here, it is usually rather chilly, often times colder and grayer than May, but the weather is perfect for roses.
June is a very rosy month around here. I have a few bushes in my yard but some of my neighbors go all out. There is one lady who has roses climbing high up into her evergreen trees. I used to think of her (since I don’t know her name) as the crazy rose lady…but then I realized she probably really should be called the sane rose lady. Her yard is a bit overgrown, it’s not unkempt or neglected, just very alive, but the smell of roses greets you from a block away.
I’m still fixating on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Although we have had a few sunny days, the temps have been worthy of a refrigerator and, combined with familial stresses, it is challenging to try and break out of my winter doldrums. Sure glad I forced myself to take that one day off from winter to wallow in spring.Continue reading More ladies’ slippers
I don’t know the name of this one. Orchids come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. This was one of many at this year’s Flower and Garden Show. It opened today and I went to get a breath of spring.
From this morning’s dog walk, for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Both the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Cactus fall under the genus Schlumbergera which I learned as Schlumbergia years ago. The Thanksgiving Cactus has little spine-like notches coming off it’s leaves (just like a crab claw hence that common name) whereas the leaves of the Christmas Cactus are smoother. The Thanksgiving Cactus is timed to flower in November/December whereas it’s December/January for the Christmas Cactus. —From How to Grow Christmas Cactus
Today was day for learning: in addition to learning that my “Christmas Cactus” was actually a “Thanksgiving” or “crab” cactus, I learned how to ftp into my currently under construction wordpress.org account, and how to fix the mysterious problem of the disappearing posts within it. I am so-o ready for a good night’s sleep.