What do waterlilies taste like? Maybe not so great. I suspect it was a coon who took a chomp out of one of the waterlilies last night, and spit it back out, leaving petals strewn about on the water.
Two tall plants are in bloom by the wood fence. One is a delphinium. The hummingbird made an inspection of the garden a couple of days ago, hovering above yellow daylilies for a few seconds. I do hope she will take a sip of delphinium ambrosia.
Three star-bursting spheres from the onion family are blooming not far from the delphinium, and two more star-bursts greet anyone who happens along the sidewalk garden. When finished blooming, the spheres dry well, and make an interesting addition to an autumn bouquet, lasting for years.
When you think of delicate flowers, which ones come to mind? And would you think a delicate blossom would have to be small in size? Time to think again. This is a wondrous bearded iris after a gentle rain, with petals as delicate as tissue paper. Can you imagine how soft its golden carpet is for the bumblebee’s feet?