Friday, July 3, 2009

Sumer Is Icumen In

As the 13th century Middle English round suggests, Summer has definitely arrived, gently but unambiguously. Cupid's dart, Catanache caerulea, have gone from vibrant lavender splashes to dry seed pods of translucent bracts - beautiful either way...

Lenkin 06.25.09-008

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Other garden denizens happy in the sun include:
Kniphofia uvaria, yellow torchlily

Echinops ritro, Globe thistle
Lenkin 06.25.09-014

Foeniculum vulgare, fennel
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And of course, Lavandula angustifolia, English lavender
Bizzy bee

This lavender is from the parkway of a former client; some parts of Southern California really can pass for the Mediterranean…
Lotsa lavender

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