Sunday, May 6, 2018

Putty Root Blooms! Growing Goslings!

Yesterday the putty root orchids were putting up bloom stems.
Today some of the racemes are branching out!  Last year at this point shiny black miniature beetles moved in and sucked the life out of the blossoms before they could open.  Maybe tomorrow the bloom on the far left will open.  These are such rare flowerings.  This year the adjacent floribunda roses are protecting them from trail walkers and dogs somewhat.
Meanwhile yellow water irises are opening in the pond

and the goslings are turning rapidly into geese.


  1. gosh! what amazing flower portraits, so simple, elegant. and geese, well they are always a presence.

    1. Natural processes perfectly elegant are my favorites to draw-