greentapestry : 'Purple Haze'

Wednesday 25 February 2009

'Purple Haze'

“First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus –
- Lilja Rogers

Well although we have escaped the howling blizzard in this neck of the woods, my crocuses are now well and truly croaking. This is 'Firefly' growing in a pot.


  1. I do like the poem - made me laugh! Your crocuses are lovely too.

  2. Great poem! Time does fly in the blink of an eye.
    Very nice photo--I'm looking forward to seeing our crocuses bloom here.

  3. Hi Anna
    I grow 'Purple Haze' Melianthus, a gorgeous plant that a friend introduced to the trade. ps...I'm noticing photos along with comments all of a sudden. This is cool. Did google just start doing this??? Alice

  4. Thanks Easygardener. I am glad that the poem made you chuckle :) It always makes me smile.

    Monica - they are hard not to love :)

    Welcome Ariel-el and Alice - it's great to see you here and thanks for your comments.

    Aerie-el, as you say time does fly - hard to believe that we are already in March. I hope that you do not have too long a wait before your crocuses start to croak.

    Alice, I am not aware of that melianthus so will have to look it up. I wonder if it is available this side of the pond.

    Do you mean the little photos with the captions at the bottom of each post ? If so it is not a Google feature. It is a widget that you can find out more about here :


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- Anna.