Verbascum ‘Blue Lagoon’
Verbascum plants are always a joy but this year’s purchase of a blue one has excelled itself. The present flowering is nearly over but am hoping that it might give it one more go before the end of the year.
May I present the garden snail – as at 12:49 – 15:05:2012
The images expand quite well and the detail of body/head are just about good enough to be able to look it in the eye, should you so desire.
Ah, a snail challenge.
Walking round checking the garden after the night’s rain and wind, I came across a sad and dusty, deceased bumble bee.
The wing and its circulation are something to behold – click on photo then click on separate image to enlarge again
- Bumble Bees and Tulip Trees (maggiemoosetracks.wordpress.com)
A quick skive from gardening – just too hot. This is March at a latitude of 55 degrees north, in the hills and it’s not supposed to be as hot as June/July at the moment, but it is. Not a passing sun with a damp chilly breeze so jumpers have to be hand, oh, no. It’s truly as consistently hot as June usually is here. Not a complaint, just a concerned consumer and observer. Many plants are being ‘brought on’ ahead of time by the heat and the warm earth. When the weather breaks there could easily be frosts to come. New and delicate plants don’t usually get put in the ground for another 2-3 weeks or so around here.
The light is blinding and colours of the spring and late winter flowers fantastic. In handling the images, the first thing that strikes me is how the hirsute nature of bits of the plants becomes more self-evident. All very necessary but makes watching small insects navigating their way v amusing.
If you click on one of these images it will open up a gallery containing further hairy and not so hairy specimens.
- Fun in the garden (schmidleysscribblins.wordpress.com)
- A Garden in Spite of Itself, Part 2: All the Pretty Flowers (forkinmyeye.com)
- The Colours of Spring (philhirstgardens.wordpress.com)