Thursday, March 22, 2012

Butterflies and more

We saw two different giant yellow tiger swallowtail butterflies. There was one monarch butterfly fluttering among the milkweeds. We have our first clematis flowers of the season, four giant platters. There's a second color of ranunculus, something between golden yellow and bright orange, a sort of saffron. There's one puny little Bright Lights orange cosmo flower. We have two additional kinds of double daffodils, one with a split trumpet; one's entirely yellow and the other is creamy with strongly yellow rays; they're both from a mystery batch of unlabeled bulbs, seen this year for the first time. Hyacinth beans that wintered over, some in pots, are blooming. Pecan leaves will probably be open tomorrow.


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