O'z Ark

Reach For the Sky and Do it NOW

Why You Have Come Here

If you have arrived here seeking sanctity or blessing, then you will have to provide your own cloak and dagger. I only confess to the daily struggle to treat the world with the respect it has earned in my estimation. We all look to the sky and wonder. I feel the whisper of the ages calling and know not what flutter or ripple calls true. My approach is to touch your life in only the manner in which you prefer. As we all must suffer at some time, then I feel we all deserve, also, the right to laugh. My smile is my weapon, and at times my words also I use to defend.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Well, I planted what seemed like hundreds of daffodils! This is one that is almost as big as my palm(the bloom that is). Daffodils are such lovers of my Arkansas clay soil. I am not even sure it qualifies as soil in some spots. Since you can make pots from it, then the daffodil is to be lauded and it also gives back more each year. The key is to let the folliage alone until it dies back naturally. Don't even be tempted to braid it and fold it over as you see done in many landscaped areas like parks and public buildings. The green folliage is busy all spring and summer storing up food for the bulbs. Let it live in green solitude as long as it will.
This lilac was started from shoots that I pulled up from my mom's and started in flower pots. It takes this particular species about 7 years to bloom so I am constantly starting lilacs each spring and by next year, I should have 2 more ready to bloom. This is an old-fashioned lilac that nobody knows the real name of and the smell is so strong that it can be overwhelming when too large a bouquet is placed in a small room!

How did one tulip get this all-alone spot when it's sisters are many feet away? Well, you can thank my squirrels, or chipmunks for this little surprise. They dig them up and move them. I don't have trouble anymore with this since we got Rebel as he has turned out to be quite the squirrel dog.

Grape Hyacinths allowed to go to seed in a flower bed.

Upclose of the crabapple bloom that I discuss in more detail on a previous post.

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

Oh my. What beautiful spring flowers. Then I look out the window and see its snowed again last night. We are now a month away from such sights. Thanks for visiting my little corner of the natures world. Serious birding will start soon for me and Baron (my GSD).