Friday, October 15, 2004

Flowers to Come


kowhai
Originally uploaded by Adagio.

I have been very pleased today to finally get around to buying pottingmix and an assortment of very healthy looking flower seedlings. So many varieties to choose from. I selected a promising mixture of favourites along with things I’ve never grown: Petunias, lobelia (with the white eye), Livingstone daisies, snapdragons, hollyhocks, cosmos, calendula (dwarf). By this time next week my winter-weary pots shall have been given a new lease on life. The area at my front door will once again look cared for.

The rest of the garden is full of cornflowers. Heavily laden with buds beginning to burst into colour. All those wonderful shades from pink through to lilac and a rich, deep purple. Poking through the gaps between the cornflowers are white primulas, pansies, lobelia, campanula and the last remaining bluebells.

I also wanted a kowhai tree for the front garden. There were none available today. Next week I hope. The kowhai will have just finished flowering and I shall enjoy the knowledge that next year I will have my very own kowhai to enjoy. And the tuis will have even more reason to visit next September.

And as if to emphasise today's very definite flower focus, Shirley brought me a few slender stems of wonderful, crimson-based, winter-white ixias. They are standing in the tall, square terracotta vase Grace gave me earlier in the year. Simply but perfectly composed.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mary Desmond said...

Hey there,
The khowai reminded me of some kind of haikai hokku thing the Master puzzles how blossom could return to the branch, the khowai blossom looked like yellow grasshoppers resting from flight. but i have been reading the pillow-book of Sen Shonagon after reading a modern take on the pillow book by Jan someone, as i get older i get more holes in the bottom but i drink a lot more.

Then i thought but you look more like Jeanne Hubuterne was that close enough, than Jeanne Hubuterne, very sad tragic intensely romantic life, but then of course i see only how beautiful you are when you show me your right profile, beautiful things make me smile, i hope that's ok to say, although my mischief totem beastie wants to see your left profile too, i hope the glance wasn't stolen like the email, i do so hate it when i get turned into a stag and me own hunting hi'nds bred from pups pursue me and tear me to bits and pieces. some glances are worth it though.

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