Posts Tagged "viola"

Funny Little White Flowers

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Garden Thoughts | 4 comments

Today is the 5th of May. Yesterday was Star Wars day and Sunday shall be Mother’s Day. We are now nearly two months into spring and today, for the first time since March 21st, I feel as if I can completely relax and stop worrying about unexpected cold and snow. Just a week ago, we had another storm that left its mark on all the emerging growth. The tulips were once again flattened as were the alliums but worse yet the fritillarias. I would love one season where these bulbs of the lily family were left unaffected. So it brings me to the inspiration behind the title of this post. Three weeks...

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Can you feel it?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Garden Thoughts | 4 comments

Sensations Phacelia tanacetifolia lacy rosettes Day lily shoots poking through in the whiskey barrels Daffodil shoots Strawberry leaves Hollyhock leaves Viola flowers A sun rising earlier and setting later each day A brightness foretelling glorious warm days to come Sweet, embracing, comforting warm air Energy flowing through the ground Dried flower heads crackling between the fingers to release its seeds Soft viola leaves The warming earth Stereophonic bird song Dried grasses dancing in the wind Seed heads rubbing against the rocks The wet earthly aroma of the ground heaving off its winter...

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We Need Some Plants There

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Garden Thoughts | 0 comments

We Need Some Plants There

From age 10 through age 18, I lived in a modular home in the small town of Mountain View, Wyoming. Although my parents owned the plot of land where our home was, they never did anything with it. The yard was full of rocks and the only plants that grew were hard stubbly grass and of course dandelions. I remember that some of our neighbors actually grew things in their yards. Some even had proper gardens with snow peas and flowers and I knew then how important it was to beautify the outside of your home just as you would the inside. I did not try to persuade my parents to grow plants or...

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