Gone to Seed

June 18, 2009 @ 8:21 am | Filed under: Gardening

This virus has really knocked the stuffing out of me. We had to bail on almost all our planned activities this week, including (to my dismay), the extra Shakespeare rehearsals we’d planned. And I’ve ignored my garden dreadfully. All my herbs went to seed.

I would be sorry, but—

cilantro

Who knew cilantro made such a lovely flowering plant?

That’s shot lettuce above it, the weedy yellow flowers.

Our nasturtiums have grown into huge bush-sized clumps, a tangle of red and yellow and orange flower cups that the bees are mad for. Sometimes the tangle of color happens on the petals of a single flower.

fireblossom

Elsewhere in the garden…

corn

berry

hibiscus

snoopygirl


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  1. Love the nasturtiums even the leaves are beautiful. I have to add them to our backyard garden. I’ve obsessed this year with lilliput zinnias. Inspired by Guliver’s Travels. Although we are still waiting for buds…PA weather doesn’t produce flowers from seed until later and we were slow in planting:)
    Thanks for sharing the photos, glad you’re on the mend.

  2. Such great photos. I personally love weeds. I hope these pictures mean you’re starting to feel better and that soon you’ll bea box of birds once more.

  3. Last year I found out why they are called broccoli *florets*. A happy accident. As in the kids were happy because they didn’t have to eat the broccoli, and I enjoyed the flowers!

    Nice photos, I’m a weed fan from waaaay back. 🙂

    Hope you’re completely well soon!

  4. Cilantro gone to seed becomes corriander seeds. You & the girls will have a lot of fun finding ways to use them. But…most ripening corriander has a terrible odor, some varieties worse than others.

  5. Did you remember to fertilize your silk (the corn)?