Monday, June 19, 2006

Bonus Twofer

Just to prove my point (um, Frank's point), here's some more red. A humble hollyhock (alcea sp.) growing behind the house along with the pink and black ones.

The second photo is a bit wider view of the Monarda in the back corner garden. This gives a bit more perspective to the planting area, and reveals the minty origins of the plant. I'm a leaf man, remember. That's the part that usually reveals to me the origins of something I'm not sure of what it is. Works most of the time, but then, as the FBL denizens know, it's far from infallible.

Fire up for a new week folks. It's here already.


olivia said...

Gorgeous!!! :)

olivia said...

And the Monarda are crazy-amazing in this view. They look like wild feathered hats!

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Wait until they really get going! Then the purple takes over... you should plant some of this stuff. It's hardy to your zone ya know.

olivia said...

Well I might just have to consider that ... you did say you don't have to deadhead ;) ...

Family Man said...

Wonderful pictures IVG. Around you house must be nothing but color. Of course the way I water, brown is the predominate color here. :)

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