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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We'll know tomorrow


A rainy kind of day today, which did not stop the humming birds, so I went out, too.
Solomon's seal, just opening.


The bed of pinks is waiting to pop.


I took this plant from one of Walt's funeral baskets.
The foliage resembles that of the pinks, so I put it nearby.
It seems the flowers will be a little bigger.


I have no idea what these are. They are all over.
Along with more allium, anemone, iris, daffs, tulips and etc.,
I planted snowdrops last fall.
Snowdrops never bloomed.
Perhaps these are snowdrops and it was too much winter for them.
No idea.


A pansy. I considered changing out my header, but decided I like the anemone,
and they're still blooming.


And, here's Blondie, ready for hilights and lowlights.


I had to go to the school to sign a release.
That's Jia, looking on,
and Jia's mom, about to set to work.


That's all we know until the school bus stops at the end of the road, tomorrow.

24 comments:

  1. I am really anxious to see her hair. I will hold my breath until tomorrow. Your plants are coming along so nicely.

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  2. It will be nice when all the blossoms open. I'm waiting to see the highlights and lowlights :-)

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  3. Those look like some kind of dianthus (can't remember common name... but... oh yes... carnation?) Will be looking forward to seeing what blooms....

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    1. I just noticed your comment - dianthus is what I was trying to recall!

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  4. I think our pinks will be all brown. I hope we get the lowdown on the highlights!
    Jane x

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  5. I can't wait to see the finished product with the hair :)

    betty

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  6. I was wondering if your pinks are the same as some flowers we used to have.

    Do you know how hard it is to google "pinks"?! First I got the singer Pink, then I got all manner of pink flowers when I added "flowers" to the search bar ...

    Long story short (maybe too late), is there another name for your "pinks"? I've misplaced my memory.

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    1. And Laura already HAS beautiful hair - I'm a little worried about this experiment! But it's nice of her to volunteer, and I'm pretty sure she isn't worried at all :)

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    2. Hari Om
      Hi Jenny - Joanne will have her own response, but just to let you know that my Mother was very very fond of pinks... they are a small carnation variety.... and I was thinking Joanne that your 'other pink' may indeed be a carnation, if it is larger.

      Since I am here I'll just finish my comment in this box and say that the green strappy stuff looks suspiciously like the thing we had in OZ called 'onion grass'. Nothing to do with onions other than it has quite a bulbous root and it is a real nuisance as it multiplies in a bulb-like manner throughout flower beds. I'd hoik it out if I were you.... (ah just spotted that Linda Starr knew the pinks!)

      Now for the hair....... YAM xx

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    3. Cottage pinks is the perfect name for them. When I walked to school as a child the rout was uphill and down hill and many homes were built above the level of the sidewalk, as the grade descended. There would be a stone retaining wall, and a little flower garden around the perimeter of many yards, generally at nose level of an eight year old walking to school. Of all the flowers, I remember the beds of pinks, like little carnations, with a fabulous cinnamony smell. I often surreptitiously liberated one to smell all the way to school.

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  7. You have so many wonderful flowers. Thanks for sharing

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  8. cottage pinks or dianthus related to carnations

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    1. Aha! Dianthus is what I was trying to recall - thanks, Linda.

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  9. Loving your garden. And looking forward to seeing Laura's hair.

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  10. Your garden is getting gorgeouser all the time! Can't wait to see Laura's hair. =)

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  11. Look forward to tomorrow's post and the hair!
    Solomon's seal is one of my all time favourites. I have a small patch just coming out too.

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  12. Can't wait to see the new 'do'.

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  13. Talk about gilding the lily (see that connection between your flower pictures and Laura? :o) ), Laura has such lovely hair. But I'm sure she's excited by the change, and she's probably saving scads of money by having it done at a beauty school.

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    1. This would never have happened otherwise. Our budget covers the basics. She is so excited and I am enjoying the Laura who is emerging from a chrysalis.

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  14. One of my granddaughters has pink hair now and her sister green. I look forward to the day they grow out of that.

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    1. My youngest granddaughter spent two or three years with pink or purple hair. It's blond this year, but who knows, when she sees what her cousin has done....

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  15. I adore pansies and would have them all over my yard except our rabbits adore them, too. They are gone within days of putting them in the ground and nothing thwarts those rabbits, nothing. I have tried everything that doesn't harm the environment and nothing works, although marigolds slow them down just a little bit.

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  16. Whether it is human or plant, waiting is the commonality in both. Love the plants and your care for them--great photos. And Blondie will wait to see her school friends' reaction the next day! Hope all goes well!

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  17. Your garden looks lovely, as do your granddaughter's before and after photos!

    Julie

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