October 19, 2020 § 9 Comments
Euphorbia Up Close © Lynn Wiles 2020
I don’t like living in an urban heat island in the summer, but it is nice this time of year when we experience frost later than the outlying areas and the garden is still in bloom. Meanwhile, I had to go through seven revisions with the new and old wordpress editors to get this to look consistent with the other posts on this site. sigh.
October 16, 2020 § 4 Comments
Evil Knotweed © Lynn Wiles 2020
I have spent hours digging, chopping and tarping over Japanese Knotweed around my house. Sadly it is taking over all the wild places around here as well.
October 9, 2020 § 8 Comments
When Blue isn’t Blue © Lynn Wiles 2020
These decidedly purple flowers are from a butterfly bush called Buzz Sky Blue. I find that most flowers called blue are actually purple. Hmmm.
October 7, 2020 § Leave a comment
Curly Stamens © Lynn Wiles 2020
One lone chicory flower in the grass after the season has passed. Love the curly stamens, hairy petal edges and pollen waiting for the bees.
October 4, 2020 § 2 Comments
China Asters © Lynn Wiles 2020
We have been in a drought for quite some time, so here are some drops from my watering can on China Asters. They are annuals that come in lovely shades of purples and pinks. They aren’t minis, but did come from the Botanical Interests seed packets. A pleasure when a lot of the garden is beginning to fade.
September 30, 2020 § 3 Comments
Garden Mini 7 © Lynn Wiles 2020
Picture This couldn’t correctly identify this, but in all the pastels it is nice to have a deep dark magenta pop up. Could it be a nicotiana?
September 29, 2020 § Leave a comment
Garden Mini 6 © Lynn Wiles 2020
Another tiny set of flowers from the seed packets. I don’t know the name. My dog literally ate the paper packets after I planted the seeds.
Update: Thanks to Tania for the suggestion of downloading Picture This, now I know that this is Globe Candytufts.
September 28, 2020 § 4 Comments
Garden Mini 5 © Lynn Wiles 2020
I don’t know the name of this little bloom, but in case you are interested all of the minis, except the plumbago, are from mixed seed packets from Botanical Interests. They appear to only ship within the USA.
Update: This is a linear leaf snapdragon, also known as weasel’s snout.
September 24, 2020 § 7 Comments
Garden Mini 3 © Lynn Wiles 2020
Nemesia fruticans, tiny purple flowers that are called Bluebird (not blue). They reminded me of butter, but I couldn’t figure out why until I realized this is the color of my butter dish.