Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Now blooming


Ha! Just kidding. This did not come from my garden, though I guess it has some relationship to the big Rose of Sharon shrub currently flowering behind the house. This flower is from a jar of hibiscus preserved in syrup. It’s for drinks, not Bloom Day.


The fact is, I like the garden fine, but I am getting just a tiny bit bored with it, as the season winds to a close. I do have some wild orchids in bud—Ladies’ Tresses (Spiranthes cernua), which are fairly common but still hold some excitement for me, as I’ve never had orchids in the garden before. There are also gentians, which you’ve seen, and some lovely colchicums that were given to me and other bloggers from Kathy/Cold Climate Gardening. Still waiting for the leadwort plumbago.


Which is all well and good. Actually there is plenty still blooming, and lots of foliage. But I’m getting excited about bulbs now, including the hyacinths for forcing that I just ordered from Old House Gardens. That will be my next big gardening project—that and planting all the other hundreds of bulbs I’ve ordered.


It’s the cycle. I’m always looking forward to the next big thing.

7 comments:

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

It's human nature too. Happy Bloom Day Eliz.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Very strange, but no photographs on your post. The first line of the post, "Ha! Just kidding. This did not come from my garden," I thought it was a very cool GBBD joke, but realized after reading, that pictures should be here, huh? I wish I could give you a screenshot, because I never saw a post with the photo borders, and no photo.

Carol said...

Yes, Elizabeth, I can't see any pictures, not even the little red x in the corners. Just blank outlined squares...

EAL said...

Trying to fix it!

Carol said...

There are the pictures! So much better with them. Love the color of that pickled flower.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Someday I'd like to try a drink with a hibiscus.

Nick said...

Let's see, "Buffalo Spree Magazine": a publication depicting bison rampages in the Old West, correct?
Good blog.