In the Pink(s)

Interesting little note: my pots of flowers and veggies for the garden have sprung some mushrooms. This hasn't happened before, but they're all from the same bag of potting soil so it was likely exposed to something weird. Anyway, they are very delicate and fragile, and they last about a day before shriveling up.

Mushrooms in the plants

Here's my Dianthus 'Rose de Mai,' which is one of those very carnation-y dianthus. It has a nice spicy scent and of course the flowers are just lovely.

Rose de Mai

The dianthus in general are abloom. I'm a huge dianthus fan, though I'm not sure why. I do like the more plain smooth-edged ones, but the fringy ones are nice in their own way, as a contrast.

Another dianthus

And here's one of our teeny butterflies, hanging out in the Allium schubertii. A truly funky flower and very popular with the insects because of the protective outer layer of flowers.

Little butterfly

And as a side note, I am informed that the Chronicle piece on house blogs will run on the 14th, which is this Saturday. There may even be a really silly photo of us in there.

Edited to add: And here's the SF Chronicle article, thankfully with no photos showing how ridiculous we are. Welcome new viewers and enjoy the site; you managed to find us in the middle of a brief rest period, but enjoy the archives.

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posted by ayse on 04/09/07