Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some Oddities in my Garden Today


A wild violet growing out of a tile in the sun room

A new plant that looked like nutty crunch

And turned into a parrot tulip.
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17 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Grow, violet, grow.

Flowers really are nature's jewels, aren't they?

PI said...

GG: it might be a Tryffyd and take over the whole house.

David said...

wow!

angryparsnip said...

Don't you just love when something surprising happens in your garden or for you the Sun porch ! and I love Violets I had some very tiny wild ones growing in my Laguna Beach Garden. Miss them...

Got a giggle over your Tryffyd comment.

PI said...

Hi David!

Angryparsnip: ever hopeful I walk round eagerly every day. Just found a tiny clematis that has tried to find the sun, is invisible from tne garden but can just be seen from the balcony.

Jimmy Bastard said...

There is something about the aroma of vanilla Clematis that reminds me of sunny holidays in Spain.

Wonderful memories.

john.g. said...

I thought you meant the duck!

PI said...

Jimmy: an antidote to 'Blood and Sand' which is one of my abiding memories of Spain long ago.

John.g: well he is a little odd. He never quacks.

Eryl Shields said...

Love the parrot tulips. I once had a vanilla scented clematis but one year it just failed to materialise. I do have a philadelphus (sp?) that smells of bubble-gum, X

Kath said...

Just wonderful!

PI said...

Eryl: the parrot tulips make me smile. They look like blowsy old tarts. I hope my clematis survives. We've had it over 24 years - it was here when we came but our painter chopped some of it down when he painted the balcony

Kath: hope Royal is fighting fit again.

Sheri said...

Very cool. Love the duck. I've never seen the parrot tulip--very pretty.

PI said...

Sheri: the tulip is a lovely colour but a bit short in the leg:)

Kanani said...

Gorgeous tulips!

PI said...

Kanani; lovely colour but very messy.

Edelweiss Transplanted said...

Primroses! Oh gosh, I miss those. Beloved Sussex.

PI said...

Edelweiss: I didn't realise - are they just a British plant? I remember Simon Gray's mother over from Cananda, way back in the sixties, saying she had to stop the car when she saw some primroses on the roadside.