Friday, May 03, 2013

Keeping a tally

The past three weekends have taken us to Zoppe Italian Family Circus, Circo Hermanos Vazquez, and Gounod's Faust; this weekend it will be Fiestas Patrias for el Cinco de Mayo at Fiesta Gardens. More time has been spent on the Tumblr blog by odoublegood than on this one, but even that's been scanted lately, with so much else going on. No wonder we haven't been keeping track of everything happening in the pleasure grounds! This will be a list and nothing much more than that: a few blue anemones, tomato and chile and bean blossoms, a few tiny tomatoes forming on plants in pots, buds on some of the sunflowers, black-eyed Susans (rudbeckia), roses gone wild, orange cosmos, coreopsis, delphiniums, amaryllises (Stargazer from White Flower Farm) of a spectacular size in pots, blue bachelor buttons, a couple of puny corn poppies, flowers on a hyacinth bean that survived the winter, pink evening primroses, two kinds of hollyhocks, squash blossoms, pumpkin blossoms, the very last of the peas grown for the table, many kinds of sweet peas to perfume the yard, many kinds of nasturtiums blooming in pots and in the ground, several kinds of morning glories, fennel, two kinds of milkweed, lantana, and one zinnia so far (and not a pink one, either, as is usually the case; this one's white with a yellowish cast).


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