Friday, October 29, 2010
The rains last weekend decimated most of the Eriogonum flowers (that's California Buckwheat for those not Latin-inclined). A quick snip of the spent heads revealed a neat mound of green underneath. Pretty amazing for a plant that looked completely dead two weeks ago. I saved an armful of the dried flower stalks, however to aid in the Halloweenization of the house. They're not exactly spooky, but they will lend a frightful air alongside the shrunken apple heads, rubber bats and blood-dripping candles.
Here's what they looked like a month or so ago:
Carefree pink blooms inviting the bees and skippers in the Springtime has now devolved to dark and creepy puff-ball sticks. Happy Halloween!