A visual journal

Sea Holly in Winter

As I rule, I don’t grow anything that is prickly in my garden

(I get enough of being attacked by plants in other folks gardens).

I made an exception for Miss Willmott’s Ghost

And I enjoy how it still looks wonderful with its winter colour …

Now that the snow has all gone.

7 responses

  1. Dobby

    It looks like it should be Autumn. Did I sleep all through Spring and Summer?

    January 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm

  2. Ooouch but some pricklies are special Karen and that’s one of them:)

    January 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm

  3. Ooh, Miss Wilmott is the prettiest of the eryngiums, Karen, well captured! I wish she were perennial instead of biennial here, but seeds came in the seed swap today. Hooray! 🙂

    January 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm

  4. Miss Willmott refuses to stay in my garden for some reason. She lives up to her name which is quite exasperating.

    January 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

  5. Jen

    One of my most favorite flowers. I still remember the first time I caught a glimpse of her in a garden. Was it possible to have that color in real life? Yes. I have never tried to grow them in containers, maybe one day. More than likely too wet in the winter here. I had heard a story that someone famous, was it Gertrude Jekyll, used to scatter the seeds in all of the gardens she visited.

    Thanks for adding me to your blog roll, I had better be able to live up to the honor. As soon as it stops raining I will hit the beach again.


    January 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

  6. Sigh. I’ve had this page open and minimalized for a day. Sorry about that! This is a lovely photo of an eryngium, which are favourites of mine for the bees’ sakes and for winter art like this.

    January 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm

  7. Thanks so much everyone, and glad you liked the image.
    This week my e-mail provider decided that all my e-mail notifications from wordpress were spam, so I didnt realize that you had left comments! 😦

    But I have found them now, and thanks for taking time to leave comments, much appreciated.

    January 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

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