They shoulder out my succulents and commandeer my grass.
Perky little coins of green, they have a lot of brass.
Chinese garlic lifts white heads a bit above the fray.
Although they’re uninvited guests, I guess they’re here to stay.
Actually, no flowers today, just succulents. I wanted to show you the novel means used to display them at the Hacienda of Seventeen Gardens in Guanajuato.
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Contrary to what you might think, not related to Lady Slippers. Technically not a flower, but couldn’t resist this shot from my friend Gloria’s low entrance wall along her front sidewalk.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day. Don’t miss her posting of a Lotus bud with dragonfly.
Tradescantia, asparagus ferns, philodendron and a small pepper tree furnish company for this pineapple grown from a pineapple top I laid on top of the soil in a planter months before this photo was shot. Not quite a flower, but as pretty as one.
For Cee’s Flower Prompt.
image and film from internet
Gardener, Know Thy Garden. Gatherer, Know Thy Garnishings
That bloom upon your table, trees in your “empty” lot
might feature in a bloody murder mystery’s plot.
Its fruit looks so inviting. Its seeds you gather with care,
just as an adornment, but there’s more than beauty there.
One drop can bring your ending. One fruit can cause great pain.
One time unknowingly eaten, you’ll never taste again.
Be careful what you gather and use care in your adorning.
What’s beautiful and delicious can kill without a warning!
(I’m adding this to Cee’s daily flower posting as I think it is important for us all to know that what is pleasing to the eye and palate is not always as innocent as it appears to be.)
Below are all photos of deadly plants and seeds that I’ve taken that are in my own garden, my jewelry box, or the gardens of friends. Who knew? I could go on with photos of lantana, lilies, oleander, but I’ve just been informed my startup disk is full again, so I’ll leave it to you to get to know your own garden. I’ve gotten rid of all the lantana because for some reason my dogs love eating it. Also my lilies, as some varieties can kill a cat who brushes up against them and then licks its coat.
Castor beans going to seed jdbphoto
Castor bean flowers jdbphoto