Thursday, May 14, 2009

Garden Royalty

I'm sure I've written here before about my favorite flower, the one I consider to be the true queen of the garden. So sexy. Red tips push from the earth and unfurl in the early spring, going from phallic to fallopian, eventually changing into lush green lobed leaves with tight buds at the junctions. Crawling with ants who guard their turf, fattening, fattening until at last the round orbs burst open releasing their rosey fragrance, delicious soft petals, exuberant stamens. What's not to love?

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