allium canadense

Pretty…Pretty…Also Pretty (But Sigyn is Prettiest)

This is the time of year when the yard yields many wonders.  It is also not too warm yet, so come, Sigyn, let us explore!  (Read:  Let us sneak out of the house before the human female asks us to do chores.  Her being home all day is getting to be quite annoying.)

Well, will you look at that!

sweet william

The sweet william that the human female planted last year has made a reappearance.  What a ghastly color!

Ah, this one is not quite so garish.  Lyre leaf sage can have flowers in any shade from white to true purple. There’s a lot of it about.  This is the nicest one.

yard sage

They do say that purple is the color for Midgardian royalty.  Pffft!  What’s wrong with green and gold and black, I ask you?

Ah.  The grape hyacinth is back, too.

yard-muscari

It may say it’s grape, Sigyn, but do not trust it!  I licked it one year, and it definitely does not taste grape.  Bleargh.

You might have better luck tasting these wild onions.

yard onions

The human female planted a few bulbs one year and now there are dozens.  It’s how you know it’s spring.

And here’s the other way you know…

yard pink

The pinkening of the lawn has begun…

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A May Walk, Part III: More Flowers, All of them Pink, and a Pond

Everything seems to be trying to flower at once.  Sigyn, I know you would really like to try one of these Prairie Gentians on for a hat, but since they’re flowering among some prickly vines, I think you’d do better to look elsewhere for a bonnet today.

gentian

Besides, that bright pink would clash dreadfully with your outfit.  Ow.  I’m stuck.  Ow.

The human female says these are wild onions.  Sigyn, do they smell like onions?

allium

No?  Pity.  Maybe the bulbs do…?  The human female says they do.  What? Yes, the flowers would be pretty in a salad.  You’ll have to look up whether they’re edible.

What’s that you have there?  The human female says this is the same tiny Blue-Eyed Grass we’ve been seeing all over, only big and pink instead of tiny and yellow or white.

sisyrinchium

Lots to look at today–but we still haven’t made it to the pond yet!  At this rate, we’ll never get there.

But we are starting to see some wet-loving plants.  This sedge isn’t very showy, but it has a nifty architecture.

cyperus

Oh, and there’s the pond!  FINALLY! (With more pink flowers.)

pond

pond2

I hate to admit the human female is right about anything, ever, but this really is a pretty spot and is worth saving.  I have very slow, very floody, very painful plans for the human who proposes to build an apartment complex here…

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