Sunday, October 28, 2007
Queen For A Day
When I was young and footloose, I spent a lot of time backpacking and lollygagging about in the mountains of Wyoming, and will always remember bright sunny days rambling down cool, wet canyons filled with fields of monkshoods taller than my head. The clumps of aconite in my garden are a little piece of Wyoming mountain sky, here in the flats of Iowa.
Oftentimes, I think my plants are those that evoke memories. And those that do not evoke them are creating them. :-)
This monkshood is also a star in my garden for the last several weeks. Do you know if there are other varieties of monkshood with other colors for this time of year? I planted some a year ago and each plant came back as about 4-5 plants. Will this continue?
Philip... it seems to me that the clumps get a little woody or something, and tend to spread out into a looser clump that isn't quite as cool.
Here's a question for you. Have you ever tried growing these from seed? Or are they best purchased as a potted plant?Post a Comment