Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Orchis graminifolia....the flowers opened for the summer solstice

I wish I was a more humble person but I'm all too familiar with the Universe's responses to hubris. I'm also aware that this is considered to be a fairly easy orchid. Still....not on the east coast, or among my peers. So I'm happy that it has lived through it's first winter in the garden and flowered for it's second time. The knowledge that the plants could disappear anytime doesn't lessen the enjoyment. Deer could eat them, this winter could kill them, or maybe worse, they could prosper and multiply for any number of years and then die inexplicably. That's what makes gardening so much fun.

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