Flowers of June Tooth

Let us present to you a June Second, 2018 album of flowers blooming in and around the yard at Wishetwurra Farm.

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A pleasant yellow iris. 

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White siberian iris. 

Chive flowers are pale and pleasing.

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The big purple iris. 6″ tall, 6″across. 

It’s iris time.

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Siberian iris. 

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You can eat these. Chopped up into a salad, or tossed whole into any of various dishes. 

Amsonia, or blue milkweed, is in interesting plant.

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Amsonia

It’s sturdy, and good for places you want an interesting plant that isn’t high maintenance. It’s variable, too…blooms can be almost white to quite blue, and leaves can run from thick to thin.

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Along the edge of the yard, the rhododendrons that I paid five-dollars a pot for (about 1990) are thriving.

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Rhododendron

Their tops are above deer-reach range now, so we don’t fret about sharing a little browse when the deer are hungryhungry in late winter and early spring.

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Rhododendron

This yellowish one stands out strongly against its dark green foliage.

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Rhododendron

I planted a poppy one year. It spread rampantly, and would be annoying except for the fact that the bloom season is so spectacular and so ephemeral.

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The petals fall from the flowers after just a few days.

One group of blooms let drop over the cactus in the rock wall.

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Poppy petals pile on opuntia pads.

The columbines are finishing up their show.

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Columbine. Aquilegia.

Most years, when the seed pods on the long stems are rattly-full of little shiny black seeds, I’ll gather an armful to put upside-down in a paper bag. A few weeks later when the pods are dry and open, a few shakes is all it takes to release the seeds…then they’re saved in a small container until sometime in the early fall when I’ll walk around sprinkling the seeds here and there.

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Columbine. Aquilegia. 

On the north side of the house, on the side of the outside shower, is our clematis.

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Clematis. We really should get some more of these. 

And that’s enough for now.

“Just for pretty…”

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2 responses to “Flowers of June Tooth

  1. All our iris finished quite a while ago. Only our latest rhododendrons are still going. Well, so are the clematis and columbine.

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