Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The newest arrivals in the pleasure grounds

Did we ever buy one of these specifically? Has it appeared before? Could it have been in an old Wild Flower Farm unlabeled southern bulb mix? I don't care for doubled flowers and I don't care for those of uncharacteristic color, but I must admit that it's a pleasure to see Mrs. R. O. Backhouse making an appearance in Mack's yard. The link is to a page with a photograph that seems to best capture the subtle color of the trumpet. This morning, the sun has risen early and bright, sending a beam directly to the very first iphieon of the season. It's much more intensely blue than is usual. The first beautiful clump of Avalanche has opened all at once. And nobody's picked any stalks of it! Yet.


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