Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Head Turners in the Yard!


Oh me, oh my. The sights Molly the Cat and I saw this morning in the front yard.

For one, that fly pollinating the daisies. Until a few years ago, I had no idea flies were pollinators, too.
Flower flies are what they're called in general. Some of them have torsos that resemble bees or wasps. I wonder how many times we've said, "Look a bee!" and it was really a flower fly. Experts say that flower flies don't sting. Hurrah! These flies also love to eat aphids and scales. Thank you, much.

POMPOM POPPY DANCER


Most of the pink pompom poppies have shedded their petals. I think the pods are also cool to look at and go wowza! over. While the blooms make me think of the fluffy hats that comedian Phyllis Diller wore, the poppy pods remind me of ancient Greek soldiers in their Corinthian helmets.

WILD CELERY STALK


I was hoping that the unknown thing growing at the edge of the geranium spread would be bamboo. Nope. The nearly 4-foot plant is a wild celery plant with only one stalk. That's right, a singular stalk. Solamente uno. What if it grew to be as tall as Jack's beanstalk? Golden goose, here Molly the Cat and I come. The Husband shall be waiting at the base, ready to hack away with the axe.


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18 comments:

  1. Great photos, I love the last one as it's so full of colour :)

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    1. That's the garden for you. :-) Thanks, Eunice.

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  2. Yeah, that pink thing does look a bit like Phyllis Diller. Too funny.

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  3. I love those ruffled poppies - they just give me a 'zing' when I see them.

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    1. They make me smile, too. This is the second year that they've grown for me. The first generation were seeds from a friend. The original seeds were planted decades ago by her grandmother or aunt.

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  4. Gorgeous . . and . . Look at that celery!!! Yowzah!

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    1. I want to see how high it can go. Giggle.

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  5. I know those flies and thought the green on them was quite pretty. Your flowers in the background are amazing? The celery stalk....can you eat it??

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    1. I don't know if we can eat the celery. I would think so, but we probably won't. I want to see how tall it can grow.

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  6. Way back in a previous garden I had self seeded poppies that produced huge pods full of poppy seeds that, when dried, really did taste like poppy seeds! Do yours? :)

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    1. That's another thing I haven't done. Taste the poppy seeds. The golden poppy seeds look like the poppy seeds I buy in the spice section of the store. I should try growing those to see what they look like.

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  7. It seems so appropriate for you to have a random celery plant in your garden ... individual, unique and not afraid to stand out!!!

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  8. Solamente uno? Do you wish there were more? I think I would. It's fascinating to think of a celery I've never known before. And just one stalk. So wonderful.
    But the flower fly...who knew? Not I.
    Wonderful post, Susie. Thanks for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. If more celery stalks showed up, I won't complain. :-)

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)