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This week I’ve got some delphiniums blooming by the stoop.

In mauve…

And purple…

I’ve got some terra cotta yarrow blooming by the deck…

And a few orange coneflowers including this mutated one that reminded me of last year’s freaky flower.

And finally, I plucked a few dianthus from the base of my fancy garden urn.

This week’s bouquet.

She is a colorful one!

Cool Beans!

May 11th, 2011

Back in February, I ordered several varieties of heirloom seeds including six packages of beans.

When I saw how pretty the seeds were, I had to photograph them for my blog.

This would be why bloggers are a special brand of crazy.

But look at them!

These look like they could be seeds for killer whales!

Or Holsteins!

Or Penguins!

This one is called ‘Dragon’s Tongue’.

Yes, I know they are laying by a package labeled Cupidon, but that is because I laid them beside the wrong package.

I can’t wait to try them!

I planted them today.

I don’t know if it is right to be this excited about what really amounts to a hill of beans.

But I am.

Gardening is a special kind of crazy too.

Mutant Winter Cilantro

December 13th, 2010

My first crop of cilantro came up long before I had any tomatoes ready to make salsa…

Then it went to seed and I dutifully bottled up some of those seeds because they are the spice known as coriander.

Which is a spice I never use, making this task seem doubly erratic.

But some of the seeds dropped to the ground and produced a second crop of cilantro.  This second version grows on thick purple stems and spreads out like a ground cover.  It has the same soapy taste that people either love or hate.  And just in time for Christmas dinner! 

 Because who doesn’t love a little cilantro in their eggnog!