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Friday, April 17, 2009

Rock Garden Remants


glory of the snow

I love my rock garden, and it used to be beautiful! Now it's a bit sad. The moles have really taken a toll, and I haven't been able to replace a lot of things that died. Nevertheless, there are still some spots of color. The picture above is Chinodoxa, Glory of the Snow. When I was a child our side lawn was filled with these. I really like blue!

The picture below is of a Pasqueflower. They last a long time and have interesting seeds after that, so I really like them.


Hike Planning Report
Still making good progress on the food.

Walked 1 mile with 38 pounds

See Spring Promises for snowdrops in the rock garden
See I Heard the Meadowlark for crocuses in the rock garden
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Solomon said...

The Pasqu flowers are beautiful. I've never seen them in pink before, only in a pale purple colour.

WiseAcre said...

Pasque flowers are cool. I used to have some but when we moved to wet ground they didn't follow. They take the cold but won't tolerate having wet feet.

rainfield61 said...

Macro view always produce wonders where I can see thing that I selcom see with bare eyes. Good shot on this Pasque flower.

betchai said...

oh, love those flowers, both blue and pink. sorry to hear about what happened to your garden, but glad to see the flowers still. they are really beautiful.

Webbielady said...

Beautiful things of nature. I actually see these flowers but i have no idea what their names are... cool that you share them.

Rick (Ratty) said...

I love seeing the flowers growing now. It gives me a good feeling that spring is definitely here now.

My brother tried to battle the moles in his yard, but had to just give up.

Sharkbytes said...

Solomon- I ordered some in interesting colors after I found that they did well for me. I think this one is called Papavera. I'll try to

Hi WiseAcre- Yes, they really are a high prairie plant! Our soil is nearly pure sand, so it stays dry enough.

Hi Rainfield- Glad you like the Pasqueflower shot. It actually doesn't look typical to me with that face-on view, because the flowers are quite tulip-shaped and this picture makes it look more open. But it's interesting.

Betchai- Well, I am often sad about all the lost plants, but I have a real surprise that I found there today. It's not quite ready to share, but my smile will grow each day as I watch it until it is ready...

Hi WebbieLady- Thanks for stopping by! I love the names too, so watch for more colors and names in the next week!

Ratty- I am so discouraged with the moles. They are just making swiss cheese of my lawn and garden. Tell your brother he has to find us a CURE! Maybe we can get ahold of your bad squirrel's bazooka.