Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lupines

Lupinus perennis/Lupines (p)
More nuggets of gold are revealed as I pull back the leaves.  These lupines were part of a wildflower mix my grandson and daughter planted last August in that mass of wilderness I call the backyard.  We have such a hard time walking back there, as we don't know what's a weed and what's a keeper.

Lupines I can recognize and spot 100 miles away.

They remind me of my years in Minnesota.

They look like those popsicles I ate as a kid called "rockets".
Lupinus perennis/Lupines (p)
And they're outrageously expensive at the nursery.

If I could find these three baby plants, I know I'll find 50 more.  And I'll do everything I can to make sure they make it and have a proper home someday.

We have heavy rain coming tomorrow.  I'll cover these with leaves again, as I never can be sure that the pounding rains won't smash these things to smithereens.

Lupinus perennis/Lupines (p)

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