Flower Portraits from Wishetwurra Farm.

From my earliest years I have loved flowers.

If you have been to thetompostpile before, you already know that.

Since it’s January, with winter full upon us, let’s look at some flowers .

We’ll start with a nod to vegetable flowers.

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Morning: newly opened squash flowers. Doesn’t that orange just “pop” against that dark background? And they’re good to eat, too. Squash blossom tempura!

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On a mid-July misty morning, an echinacea thrusts its sturdy opening buds upwards.

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In early June, clematis unfurls on an outside shower’s walls.

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A September moonflower bud, still tightly wrapped, tendrilly tips twirling, prepares to untwist.

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On a warm late April day, this tulip blossom has opened about as far as it can.
At dawn it was as closed as clasped hands.

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Late May. Gaillardia in the rain. Everybody know that Gaillardia was named after the world-famous Monsieur Gaillard de Merentonneau, that 18th century patron of botany?
Right?

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Synchronicity is poppies and Memorial Day.
Any time anyone complains that this or that color scheme is garish, just show them a flower.

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I’ll eat the flower.
Not so sure about the snail.
But what a pretty picture.
Late July.

Thus ends, for now, this group of posts about Wishetwurra Farm.

With thanks for the inspiration to the members of the Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club.

 

 

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