|Top Hosta 'First Frost' & H. 'Inniswood'', Dusty Miller, Rudbeckia, yellow pansy, Rosa 'Mrs. Oakley Fisher', between it & Rudbeckia the Kirengeshoma koreana (leaf below right) and large Hosta 'Paradigm' - 6 August 2023|
Seguime contando eso del colorado al amarillo - dijo Oliveira. Con los ojos tapados es como un calidoscopio
Julio Cortázar - Rayuela , página 429
Keep telling me about that red turning to yellow (my translation)
I scan my plants every day particularly in the summer. I then have the not too pleasant problem (it taxes me) that because I have over 3000 of these plant scans how can I write a blog that connects with the plants and events in my life?
This scan which I did today has almost all of Rosemary’s yellow flowered plants. I added 3 hosta leaves that are supposed to be yellow and will be more so as they get more sun. There is one plant, the Kirengeshoma koreana which we both liked as it can grow in deep shade.
There is another reason why we both loved the Kirengeshoma. It was the favourite plant of UBC’s botanical expert Gerald Straley. His book The Trees of Vancouver is worth its price as it has a chapter where the circle garden in Shaughnessy, the Crescent has all the plants on it named.
|Gerald Bane Straley|
|The Crescent from Straley's The Trees of Vancouver|
While there is no red in this scan I chose to use my fave Argentine writer Julio Cortazar’s excerpt from his revolutionary 20th century novel Rayuela (Hopscotch).
And of course I cannot avoid my tristeza in scanning these plants that Rosemary so loved.