Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lovely Blooms

"March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in."

- Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning -

These lovely blooms belong to Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’ (Autumn Monkshood), a plant that does very well in part or full shade.



10 comments:

  1. Fantastic colour! I couldn't find a rubber plant, so I bought a Butterfly Palm because it looked pretty. It says on the label it's a "good performing plant". So maybe it sings and dances? Anyway, Mr SK gave it the last rites as we were taking it home in the car, but I'm going to try and keep this one alive!

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    1. Ha ha...I guess you'll find out soon enough whether it sings and dances. If it does, you will HAVE to tell us about it. It is a great looking plant. I'm sure it will be fine.

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  2. This reminds me of a foxglove. My brother grew some from seed once and I really enjoyed them in our garden. Only had them that one time though, my brother is very good with plants, as is my husband!

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    1. They do bring foxglove to mind, although the flowers are much smaller. I love the deep purple of these flowers; such a gorgeous colour.

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  3. I like that poem -- a woman's perspective turned into art!

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  4. Gorgeous plant and the colour is amazing. I really like that poem.

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    1. It's one of my favourite plants in the garden because it grows so well in shade!

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  5. I adore that poem, I think I'll print it out and hang it somewhere. :) I've always loved the month of March, so full of promise. Lovely flower photos, it's so much fun to see everything waking up again. :)

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    1. It's a very nice poem. I couldn't wait to share it with everyone. Spring is my favourite season of the year for precisely that reason - so full of promise!

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