Thursday, June 13, 2019

wordy thursday

At the moment, rain or shine, my world is many shades of green.
These pictures were taken yesterday, when it wasn't raining.

I was checking a transplanted clump of Chelone lyonii
and there next to it was this razzle-dazzle:

A nice surprise - white spiderwort appearing in an unexpected place.

The first comfrey flowers of 2019:

Last year, my comfrey plant grew so tall and wide
it got flattened by it's own weight in a rainstorm.
And then continued to grow upward from it's prone position! It was huge.
I was told that comfrey doesn't need full sun, and "full sun" areas are at a premium here, so in the Autumn I divided the root mass and moved most of it to a new bed by the east boundary stone wall.
Now there are two plants, both doing nicely and beginning to bloom.
It remains to be seen if either or both will turn into another massive shrub-sized plant.

 Every year I look forward to jack-in-the-pulpit:

There are a couple of places where I expect to see it
and am careful not to cultivate until it is safely up.
But I always find it in other spots as well.
It often becomes hidden by other plants growing up around it -
as this one, now surrounded and overtopped by violets.

And concluding today's program:

one of the new rudbeckias.

Three are already blooming,and the fourth has several buds.
I don't know if any of the flowers will be as brown as my original plant,
but they are certainly bright and cheerful and very welcome.



  1. Pretty plants. I particularly like the Jack-in-the-pulpit.

    1. They are wonderful plants in every growth phase :)

  2. Such a lovely season finding new things popping up all the time. We are in survival mode here with the heat. :)

    1. Sorry to hear it! I hope Jingles is staying cool :)

  3. Oh my - it is so worth the wait for spring, isn't it? Love seeing the comfrey. I hope that the transplants do well! And I love the rudbeckia!!!!

    1. I planted one of the rudbeckia way out by Very Raised Bed 1 and 2, and I'm so glad I did - I see it every time I go out to the truck or walk down with Piper to check the mail :)

  4. With all the rain we've had this spring everything is certainly lush and green (provided it's not drowning!). Great photos!

    1. Thank you! Yes, we are having many rainy days too, but not as constant as last year, thank gods. I try and get things planted in between rainy days, or in between the rain on intermittent rain days like today!

  5. Hi Quinn, I tried to comment on your last post...beautiful cards...but never was able. Hope you've been well and your flowers look amazing; it's that time of year when everything is LUSH. I've moved to new location but same name.

    1. Hi Sandra - long time no hear! Thanks for leaving a comment - and thank you for the compliment :) Sorry you've had trouble commenting; I am having trouble doing almost anything online these days, and sometimes feel like I could drift right out of the internet and disappear. But I'd rather not!

  6. Your photography blog site is really awesome! You've done lots of excellent work! I hope your success.


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