Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Happy Birthday A Moi
Blotanical, that great garden blog hub, holds the wrong date for my fete national; but I fixed it. Many thanks to all the wonderful bloggers I've met for the salutations--it's like having two birthdays. So, if anyone wants to wish me a happy birthday again, today, on my real birthday, now's your chance. And... go.
To celebrate myself, and much hard work over the last year (and many successes with their evil twins, failures), below are pics of my garden (celebrating its first birthday). I've got a photo somewhere of white liatris in my garden, and it is perhaps TOO much white liatris in my garden.
And somewhere below: for our anniversary one week ago, my wife purchased an ecosphere. You should check these out. Inside is a bit of coral, some tiny shells, algae, and four shrimp; the shrimp can live anywhere from 2-10 years in this self-sustaining environment. Pretty neat.
Queen of the Prairie smells like roses, and is thus better than roses
Purple Prairie Clover adding nitrogen to my clay
Floristan White Liatris makes me look like a naughty flower connoisseur
Many storms this year, many cool sunsets
I think people call these things gardens
Can you see the shrimp? Yummy.