Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yellow things in bloom

A couple more flowers sprouted in the garden this week - both yellow.

First, I present Hymenocallis "Sulphur Queen" (Peruvian Daffodil) as planted by my mother just a few weeks ago. Wow! Quick work, and quite a look there - we could use lots more of these bulbs I think. Smells interestingly like fabric softener, too... Sadly the flowers don't last very long, but I'll pick up more of them when I see them on sale, and perhaps next year we'll have a little patch of them.

Next we have a flower on one of three plants that have been growing bigger, and bigger, and... suspiciously bigger... for weeks, in the front bed. I had thought they were weeds, and my hands itched to pull them out - they were simply doing too well to be normal plants! However, as they were arranged in a straight line, I stopped myself - someone (me? Matt?) must have planted them on purpose. And, voila! They are Evening Primroses (Oenothera biennis) and should smell fantastic. They must have some from Matt's dad, Kendrick :)

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