Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sunshine & Purple- What Could Be Nicer?

This is the late day sunshine coming through one of my Purple Palace Heucherea yesterday afternoon. From across the yard I could see it hitting the leaves just right- like a beacon calling me in to admire them. I have five of these plants but this is the last one to be struggling along. The deer come in and nibble them back to their roots every fall. They make a valiant effort every summer to rebound, only to be kicked while they are down in October. I have resigned myself to enjoying this beauty in nurseries or friend's gardens. Sigh.....

This is a purple sorrel house plant. It is likewise glowing from being back lit by late afternoon sunshine. I normally consider house plants to be weeds, but this one doubles as a garden ornament. I move it to the front garden for a spot of color when all danger of frost is gone- which it is not. They predicted one final frost (I hope) this past Thursday. It still dips into the 30's at night which makes le boyfriend worry about his peas. Today is May 30 so I am going to throw caution to the wind and deliver the window boxes to the local library this morning so people can start to enjoy them.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

you are a risk taker aren't you?

SMC said...

Well, if it weren't for my wild abandon when it comes to placement of annuals I would probably be a meth addict. The town is awash in this type of debauchery- annuals I mean, not meth.

LYC said...

Wow, wild abandon so early in the morning...weren't you outside cheering on the rain?