Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Gardens and time
I must admit, sometimes I am just to tired out to write.
But today, I thought I would share some things. The first picture is a serendipitous "red, white and blue" patch in my garden. The white are fragrant peonies, good old "Festiva maxima" which I don't think can be beat for fragrance and for longevity. The "blue" is Siberian Iris "Caesar's Brother" and the red....well...believe it or not is is a "yellow frost free." Well, it wasn't so "frost free" as the rose died and this is the rootstock rose which came up instead of the yellow. I am going to dig out the rose as I'm trying to make this bed smaller..and some of the iris went home with a friend today.
This is the smaller of the two green frogs living in the pond at present...They're a bit hard to catch although I may have a go at it tomorrow morning as it will be cooler and they will be more sluggish. This little guy is about 3 - 4" long....the other one is much larger. See the ridge by his eye? That ridge extends down the frogs back. With a bullfrog, it only curves around the tympanum (the disk-like space behind the eye which is actually the frog's ear).