jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009

Garden Rainbow

For the sake of all the Nica farmers and of my own little garden plants, I have been grateful for the rains that characterize our wet season here. However, day after day of gray skies has left me feeling a little dull and gray myself. I am always cheered by a rainbow, so when the clouds cleared this morning I went out on a hunt.

this bright red blossom surprised me by popping up in a potted plant I inherited

Amongst my thriving nasturtium i discovered a plucky orange

Lots of gardeners scorn spiky thistle plants, but there's no denying these flowers radiate sunlight

(as if i even had to look), my red bean field is currently a carpet of green

I guess i'm out of luck in the blue plant category...

but what a finish with this splash of violet!
i trimmed a cutting of this from a store front garden in town ;) Not sure what it is.

This felt a little Mr. Rogers, but i admit it cheered me up!


11 comentarios:

Mary Delle dijo...

I like your rainbow. Little treasure in the garden mean so much, don't they?

azplantlady dijo...

Very beautiful photos. I especially like the little red bloom that just showed up.

Meredith dijo...

That purple plant is called Purple Heart, a type of Wandering Jew plant (Tradescantia pallida). It's easy to grow from cuttings and spreads willingly. What a great blog you have! I love the garden rainbow. For blue you could do blue sky -- it's contributes to the garden! You already have it in your rainbow picture, too.

Elephant's Eye dijo...

Bean field. One serious farmer!

Elephant's Eye dijo...

And you are teaching me ?Spanish?

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) dijo...

I love all your beans! The rainbow just made my day. Thanks
vickie

John dijo...

Nice pictures. I am envious of your red bean field. All of that green just as we are starting to get our first light frosts here in New Jersey, USA.

-John

Liz dijo...

Muchas gracias a todo! Si, espanol Diana: little by little! Thank you Meredith (and Scott) for id on the Purple Heart. I have so many plants that i don't know the names of, or only the spanish name. Red beans, yes, LOTS of them. Our goal is a year's supply...so far i've got 6lbs in the ground (1:5 return rate), many more to go!

Asheya dijo...

Neat idea! Great photos--I'm looking forward to seeing all the plants myself very soon!

Rebecca @ In The Garden dijo...

What a beautiful post, thanks for letting me know about it! I also love the picture you chose for red, the root structure of the plant in the pot is so interesting. :) Rebecca

Rebecca @ In The Garden dijo...

Hi Liz, I just wanted to let your know that I posted a Rainbow 'Thank You' on my blog. :) Rebecca