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Monday, June 30, 2008

Weak Gardening

Work around my house has come to a screeching halt due to my spinal surgery this summer.

In a half-hearted attempt to at least feel some acclomplishments and add some color to my back yard, I purchased a box of mixed flower seed that you just 'shake out' where you want the flowers to grow. The box lists some latin names for the 2 dozen or so types types of flowers that are supposed to be included in the seed but there are no reference pictures ... so I really don't know what's what. (plus, about only 4 types of flowers have actually bloomed from my efforts)

Below are pics of some of the results where I 'planted' near my retaining wall.

The orange flowers that are flourishing the most are really nice. I like how they are vine-like and have grown over the wall ... I only wish I knew what kind they were. Anybody?


Evil Genius said...

I am supposed to suddenly know a lot about landscaping for work. I often look puzzled at the mention of the must ordinary plants. "Tyoo-lips? No idea what you're talking about. Just plant some damn flowers over there."

It is with this professional eye that I can confirm for you that those are most definitely orange flowers.

You're welcome.

J (Son et Lumiere) ... said...

Thanks ... go back to being evil.

Actually, my friend 'KellyMilk' spotted my pictures over on flickr and answered my question.

They're Nasturtiums. and they are edible; flower and leaf ... very pepper-y and have 10 times the vitamin C as lettuce.

mark said...

glad to hear you're doing better.

not to get all freudian, but that flower totally reminds me of this.