A Yellow Alcea & First FrostFriday, July 28, 2017
|Alcea rosea July 27 2017|
Yesterday Thursday, Rosemary and I walked in Kitsilano Beach after dinner (and after Rachel Maddow). It was a lovely late afternoon. We watched some beach volleyball games and noticed two very large Magnolia grandifloras growing not far from the salt-water pool. In spite of the nearby picnic barbecues we could note and enjoy their exquisite scent.
Back home I scanned an Alcea rosea (Hollyhock) which is growing in our little lane garden. For reasons that escape me the beautiful flowers drop to the ground after a couple of days. The flower has no scent.
The other scan is a bunch of flowers from Hosta ‘First Frost’. They exhibit that elegant lavender colour that is inherited from a one off botanical coupling between Hosta sieboldiana and Hosta tardiflora. One of the most elegant of its many offsprings, called tardianas as a group, is Hosta ‘Halcyon’ and of course the variegated sport First Frost and June.
|Hosta 'First Frost' July 26 2017|