Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Sunday


Yesterday: Baltic Street spring b...I mean forsythia.


The best viburnum ever.


Summit Street Community Garden irises.


BLT's (actually BAT's - bacon, arugula, tomato) and Red Hook rose on the pier in Valentino Park, Red Hook.

4 comments:

  1. Love seeing your spring flowers. Remember seeing beautiful forsythia in England one spring long ago. And loved it. It won't grow here.
    Maybe in the Free State ?

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  2. Hi Marie

    Did you read about SA's new flower?

    http://www.mg.co.za/article/2011-03-18-will-prince-william-name-new--iris-after-his-english-rose

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  3. I am curious about this "local" rosé ...

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  4. Hen, yes, I think it would be fine in the Free State. It is spectacular in early spring then becomes a tangle of nondescript green branches. Often it is shorn to within an inch of its life, here. ...hey. I think we did have it! I suddenly remembered the tangled, unruly thicket I played in when I was small. But where? The Beyers? At the end of their tennis court! You think?

    Leah - I had not! It is a moraea, in the iris family. It looks superficially like the summer-flowering one we saw in the Karoo...

    http://66squarefeet.blogspot.com/2010/04/flowers-on-doornberg.html

    Lambert, thank you for the accent:-) It is good, uncomplicated. It has a terrible name: "Red Dahlia", which would make you think it tastes like bubble gum...The Brooklyn Wine Exchange has been selling it.

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