Showing posts with label flower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flower. Show all posts

Friday, July 10, 2015

Nigella at Dusk

First bloom of a plant in my city garden, grown from seed: Nigella damascena. Otherwise known as Love in a Mist. Perfect for a Friday night at dusk!

Actual flower is about 1.5 inches in diameter. Packaging says it is Persian, and is related to the Indian culinary and medicinal spice kalonji, but has a "more showy flower and seed pod." Plant is feather-like. Could be mistaken for a weed and took forever to come up. Probably needs a sunnier spot with more water.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Andrea's Christmas Bouquet

A holiday floral arrangement by me, flowers from Trader Joe's and red berries from the Oak Park Animal Care League resale shop. Recycled glass container.
A hearty mix for 10-degree holiday temperatures!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Purple Iris Sea

Glad it's spring.
The Irises are so healthy this year, they're busting out of the fence. The Jasmine-smelling Gardenia is back outside (now it's supposed to be in the 40s!) And my little pink pinwheels are blooming too. If only I had a place to grow tomatoes ...