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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crocosmia . . .

 
soon
very soon
colors will return
 
 
after the winter
comes the spring
 
 
croscosmia
discovered
in ireland in
nineteen ninety eight
 
one tiny little frond
tucked inside my bag
replanted
 
and now it blooms
here and there
in my gardens
~

26 comments:

Gail said...

What a beautiful plant.

Heather said...

My gosh it is adorable... a treasured memory ;) Cheers~

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, it is a beautiful flower. Look tropical to me, it must be a hardy plant. Lovely images! I am patiently waiting to see some color in my yard. Snow Day today, I am staying home. Wishing you a happy day!

Kim K. said...

Gorgeous. What a special plant for such a special memory.

Razmataz said...

You snuck plant material through customs...how brave of you! It's quite lovely. I can't wait to see any sign of Spring.

At Home in English Valley said...

It's beautiful...like wisteria and daylilies all mixed up. I look forward to seeing photo of your beautiful garden come spring...and yes, spring will come...;-) Love, Penny

Missy George said...

I had some of that in my old garden..
loved it!!..I hope you're right about Spring..

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

But first all that crazy March snow must melt!!! I'm looking forward to meeting you at next weekend's Midwest Meet-up!

At last count there will be three Linda's and one Lynne!

:) Linda

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your pictures are amazing! Can't wait to meet you at the Mid-West Meet-up!!!! We are going to have so much fun!

Have a great day rock star!
karianne

Jill said...

I LOVE this and LOVE that you brought it home and started it. I will have to try to find it.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love crocosmia...

The first day our our trip to New Zealand we spent in a park...masses and masses of the yellow bulb naturalized through the grass. Stunning...

Jen

LANA said...

So pretty. Good that you smuggled it back!

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TexWisGirl said...

really great contrast in brights!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

That is gorgeous. I've never seen it before, never been to Ireland. I would never have guessed YOU were a customs rebel! (BTW, I just posted something Irish!)

Gina Gao said...

This looks REALLY nice! I liked this post very much.

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24 Corners said...

How wonderful that your crocosmia's out already Lynne...so lucky!Just the leaves are out around our neck of the woods. But we do have some daff's starting to peak out...so ready for spring!

Ginger says thank you for the well wishes (and so do I)...she's trying to sneak a treat as we speak...she thinks she can just act as if nothing happened, sweet, silly girl!
xo J~

koralee said...

This is such a lovely plant that would brighten up any garden...I am going to plant some primroses this weekend...happy dance.

Nancy Claeys said...

You rebel you! But it was worth the risk of being held in one of those little rooms by the Customs cops.

Beautiful!

And I chuckled at your Mrs. Pheasant comment. From the mouthes of babes... :)

Riet said...

that is a beautiful plant. love the color

Jeri Landers said...

How utterly lovely to have living, growing memory of Ireland... and to think it survived the trip tucked inside your bag! That is a real treasure.

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Melanie said...

What a beautiful plant! Don't know how you got past Customs though! ;-)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Beautiful Lynne!

What a lovely memory from your holiday!

The link with the information about the mountain walk is www.slievebloom.ie
hope it works for you.

Wishing you a lovely weekend my friend.


xxxx

ps teensy tiny bit of sunshine here today I'll blow some across the waters!!!

Gardenshop said...

I was in Ireland about 10 years ago and one of the things I loved and noticed was how much Crocosmia just seemed to grow wild. I have been in love with it every since.

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos Lynne!