Milkweed Believe it or not, this is National Pollinator Week. What will they think of next!? My Common Milkweed, host plant for the Monarch butterfly, are going gang busters this year. They are hearty and robust with huge flower heads. I gave up trying to cultivate them; now I just let them come up where … Continue reading Milkweed
Christmas Cactus As a silhouette, this would look like a Canadian or Snow Goose taking flight. But, it's not. It's a beautiful flower, somewhat magnified. This is a Christmas Cactus, blooming in our sunroom just two days ago. Christmas Cactus? A little late isn't it, or is it eight months early? This particular plant has … Continue reading RUKM!?
Summer Flower Thought for the Day: The measure of a man is what he does with power.Plato
Reminders The Friendship Patio is a roofless three-wall "shelter" near the flower garden in Comstock, Nebraska. It is what's left of the original electric generation plant built in the 1930's. A few donated chairs, some scattered toys and the remains of a stove and refrigerator is what welcomes visitors to the patio today. Thought for … Continue reading Friendship Patio
Comstock City Park The city park of Comstock, NE does not look like the typical small town city park. It's about the same size, one city block, with large shade trees, but that's where the similarity ends. There are no picnic tables, no swimming pool, no bandstand or anything else to accommodate large gatherings. With … Continue reading Comstock City Park
Bee on Aster The New England Aster is beautiful, but patience is required to see it. It doesn't bloom until October. With the exception of the Mum, most every other flower in the garden has lost its bloom. I like the Aster because it attracts the bees, probably their last easy meal for awhile. The … Continue reading New England Aster
Any kind of foliage is a welcome sight this time of year, even in pictures. I found this flower among the tall wild grasses in a sandy Florida beach. I rediscovered it among my photo archives of winter vacations. It will have to do for this cold February day in Nebraska. Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Winter Color
There is a new neighbor on the block. He moved in last fall, and owns a schnauzer that he walks daily. I know this because the schnauzer is frequently spotted relieving himself in my wife's flower bed. While annoying, I told myself, "Fuhgetta Bout It!". It's just payback for the times my dog has relieved herself … Continue reading Iris Bed