I can’t help it: My son at his 10th “Greek Gods Theme” birthday dinner.

March 16, 2011

Those are real live plants wrapped around his gorgeous head.   We all wore togas and ate a Greek feast.

He used to  beg wine from the table to dump on the earth for Athena. We even visited the temple of Athena, in Memphis Tenn. , this same summer.  He’s grown out of the obsession, thank the gods. Back to topic:  Below is a late spring garden, taking advantage  the early sunshine.  It  boasts 3 kinds of tulips, daffodils, self-sowing Brunnera–what else can you spot?  Anybody?

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stone March 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I can’t really tell, but I’ll venture a guess…. Is the plant clump in the very foreground (no bloom) a peony or indigo?

I’ve posted previous years pictures as well… in fact, I posted a 16 yo picture in an article about spiderwort… last week.


Danniel Ward-Packard March 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for playing, stone. It is hard to tell from the picture, isn’t it. We should play this game with a clearer photo, maybe! I think that is Uvularia you are pointing at. Good guess, though, especially the Indigo. I had to look at another photo of the same site to be sure it was not.


Danniel Ward-Packard March 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Thanks Laurie. I had to create a new category-“I can’t help it-off topic”-just to be able to post it!


Laurie March 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

There is no way this black thumb gardener is going to try to identify plants…I do see what looks like a chicken bone in the forefront, though.
Mainly, I wanted to say that the photo of your son is a hoot!


Anna April 6, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I can see the chicken bone too!


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