Monday, June 07, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday: Here Come The Calla

It's June... time for the calla lily to bloom.

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning." ~ Lydia M. Child, Letters from New York, 1843

I have not had time to write with all the gardening. I am trying to get our new flowerbeds looking, well.. right. No, I am not a professional and while I really wanted to have an organized plan for the space... it hasn't turned out that way. You see, there are just too many really great plants and shrubs and flowers and way too little space! So the well organized, sterile and formal garden space is not what we have. Ours is what I would call casual chaos with color mix; plants to attract birds and butterflies and hummingbirds. Of course, if you have butterflies you will have more birds because some birds eat butterflies... I didn't really consider that last part. Hopefully, the birds will prefer all the little bugs that have shown up for the flowers.

The calla lily are in the front, more formal flowerbeds. These were my mom's idea. She likes the calla. I thought they would die, but each April they start coming back up and they are NOT the most considerate plants. Little calla come up all over the place and have to be pulled out to keep them in check. These are the yellow and we also have a dark pinkish purple variety, though they are not this robust.

I have so many pictures of the garden this year and so little time to post them. Someone should keep prodding me along.....right? Oh... My brother will be here the second week in July and I hope to have things more squared away then. We will be tree shopping for the fall.

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Beverly said...

Absolutely gorgeous.  Do you have you photos on your Flickr account?  Link?

kenju said...

You really captured the essence of a calla!! It reminds me of the paintings by the woman I can never remember the name of.....

Simply Col said...

Such beautiful photos of the Calla lilies.  And I absolutely LOVE the quote.. so true.