17 Sep 2012

‘Worry Not My Children…..’

DSC_0029I found myself skirting my gardens with the news that my ‘children’ might be in danger. It was painful to think that they might have to be dug from their homes and possibly relocated to other properties – those of friends who have kindly offered guardianship until I could find an alternate plan….. but you know, life happens, and as such, its far more important to live each day to the fullest, and to appreciate the beauty that resides around us. Tonight before dinner, armed with the camera, I headed out to see what beauty I could find!

Always a fan of Aconitum, I was thrilled a year ago to locate Aconitum astroyunnanensis, a rare Asian species from China that is a climber! Unique flowers, somewhat similar to the helmet shaped blooms of most within this divine genus, with a wonderful two toned colouring.

DSC_0028Blue reigns supreme in my gardens, and with the onset of cooler Fall weather, one of my favourite Gentiana, G.scabra ‘True Blue’ continues to outperform many of its neighbors, gaining it the reputation as being somewhat of a show-off!

DSC_0041DSC_0037 DSC_0036 See what I mean! The camera [and photographer] love this plant! I was tickled ‘pink’ when I noticed the unique flowers of Chelonopsis yagiharana – a wonderful woodland gem that always stops visitors with the question ‘what is that?’

DSC_0017DSC_0012DSC_0025 I enjoyed myself immensely, and was rewarded with so many moments of breathtaking beauty. My gardens, and more specifically my children never fail to impress!

2 comments:

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Barry, Still no word on your neighbor? I've been wondering. You're so right in that we must enjoy each moment, because now is all we have. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a happy ending for the children and their tender.

outlawgardener said...

It's such a great feeling when the kids make you proud! Beautiful G. scabra - love that blue!