It is Sunday evening. It has been a long day (not in a bad way, but in an I'm tired and all I want to do is take a bath and go to bed with a book even though it's not 9:30 yet kind of way).
But I won't be able to sleep, and neither will you, if I don't tell you what the stubby grass projectiles were in the ruffly clay pot I alluded to in the previous post.
It was Orville Redenbacher Popcorn (not the microwave kind, but the kind in the glass jar kind) that I planted just like the grass seed. Sadly, I don't have any pictures of it up and going from last year, but let me just say that it makes the cutest little lime green shoots that, when very young, are sweet and tasty in salads. (Are you surprised?)
So go splurge on a jar (share it with friends....one jar goes a long way) and watch the magic unfold. You won't have done anything so strange in quite a long time. (Or maybe you have, but that's your secret to keep).
Now, as I said, I'm tired and want to go to bed, so I am just going to flood you with images of the plants in my front yard right now that constitute the supporting cast of the grand spring show now playing in my front landscape. The tulips are the stars of course, but trust me, without the other members of the spring ensemble, they would hardly be as dramatic.
So who made the casting call this year?
* the usual suspects from the viola and pansy family (this year lavender, purple and pale yellow were my colors of choice)
* creeping phlox, golden feverfiew (the golden frilly/ferny stuff), chamomile (the delicate daisy flower), purple cabbage, vinca minor
* hostas, columbine, ajuga, a little golden moneywort, hellebore, oh my
What else am I forgetting? As I said, I'm tired, so I'm just going to show you a bunch of pictures and you decide if the effect is pleasing. I'm not even going to decide which are the best images....can I just let you do that too?
I'm going to bed. :)
On behalf of the production team, I apologize to these talented supporting cast members. I see some of those prima donna tulips just had to sneak in and try to steal the show.