Thursday, July 03, 2008

Scent of Death and Flowers

Here are my two foxgloves, the yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora) and a pink foxglove of unknown type, possibly Digitalis purpurea. Later I will post pictures of a Digitalis mertonensis which I planted last year and is now beginning to flower.

Armeria (seathrift) amid the rock garden. This little perennial does well in my garden on dry well-drained soil amended with compost.

Yellow "Chandelier" lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) looking happy in the perennial bed:

Siberian irises bloom against the white and cream backdrop of Polemonium caeruleum album (wite Jacob's ladder) and Aruncus dioicus (goatsbeard).

One of three cherry tomato varieties I am trying in containers this year is "Tumbling Tom". It is a great container cherry tomato, not needing any pruning or staking. I've eaten a few sun-warmed delicious fruits from this plant in the last few days.

Pink-flowered strawberry "Pikan" has produced several fruits already, nearly all eaten by the one year old strawberry thief!

Kona, you hot and fluffy dog. You can't fool us with this innocent look. We have noticed the sudden lack of squirrel chirps in your forested domain. Today as I brushed you, I couldn't help but notice the stomach-turning putrid odor of death and decay. Next time, could you please give it a proper burial if you aren't going to eat it while it is fresh. Thankyou.


Anonymous said...

I like your lupin! mine didn't last long this year because of the heat :(.. it only stayed in bloom for 3 days!!!

ps. I like your post title :P

Amy said...

Now there's an easy way to take care of the squirrels :) Your flowers are looking gorgeous! I love the foxgloves especially.

Clayton said...

You do amazing things with"dirt"!

I likE plants! said...

Mmmmmm strawberries I think I'd be a thief too. Hahaha!