Friday, May 6, 2016
This one globe allium is close to being fully opened. All the little flowers at the end of each stem are still not quite opened. When it is in full bloom it will be lighter in color.
The balsam pine is going to really grow this year as the neighbor maple is gone. It will get full sunlight all day long and that will make it shoot up fast. It is already too tall for me to put Christmas lights on it and with a couple of more feet on it I should have a great specimen pine.
I will go with the name of wild phlox. I brought it in from the river bank along the Des Moines river probably 30 years ago. It keeps growing and spreading. It isn't easy for it as the lily of the valley and a day lily is in the same area. I loved seeing these in the timber in spring when I was young.
I am in the 6th grade English class today. It is fun to be around them as they are still pretty young in spirit. At their age they are all into rules and obeying them and making sure others are obeying them. I wish you all a great day today and I hope the weekend is going to be good one for everyone. Thanks for stopping in today.