Monday, April 02, 2012

Everything new

We have a fancy two-tone California poppy, just one. There's an entirely new batch of sweet peas, very aromatic and entirely Canada Mints wintergreen pink. Blue bachelor's buttons are giving a show. The very first four o'clock of the season is in bloom. The rosebush that's growing from its true roots is covered in velvety dark red bloos with strong golden centers. Every day brings a new variety of nasturtium. Today's poppy surprise was red with a white picotee edge. An old amaryllis in a pot has a bud-stalk showing. Milkweed is consumed almost entirely: pods, flowers, and even sturdy old stalks. Oak flowers are falling like rain. Loquats, though somewhat scant, are as big as pears this year.


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