Saturday, August 1, 2015
Posted by Diane Cadrain
Have you ever apologized to a plant? I haven't. But maybe I should.
Look at this astilbe, for example:
Now here's another plant to which I would owe an apology if I ever apologized to plants: Globe thistle (echinops).
A couple of weeks ago I complained bitterly in this blog about my globe-thistle, a beautiful plant that has failed to share its beauty with me. http://stitching-it-all-together.blogspot.com/2015/07/globe-thistle-global-disappointment.html.
I complained that although its leaves were robust, its flowers never achieved the rich blue so beloved in globe thistles. Mine were a washed-out white.
Now the globe thistle is surprising me. Its blah white flowers are actually opening up blue.
Maybe the flowers that so disappointed me before were unripe, not opened yet. If these globe thistles are actually going to bloom blue, they'll win my heart.
Apologies to echinops?
at 10:46 AM