...ponderings from the pen of a poet, via the heart of a human, often touched by the wicked sense of humour of an observer of oddities...
Dear Pen, mombretias are so lovely! I often put their little bulbs into the earth, but I didn't have very much luck with them. In England I saw thousands of them wild (did I overlook the flies?) - a beautiful view!
Every year for 40 years or so I have battled with crocosmia/montbretia in various gardens but it always survives. I wouldn't mind so much if the number of flower spikes matched the number of leaves.
I love their flame colours - and perhaps I get a better ratio of flowers because mine are in crap soil? I think that encourages lots of plants to produce more blooms and less greenery...
Lovely flowers, such a great picture.
Great picture! You captured that fly really well. I love the colours of these don't you? I was marvelling at them in my garden this week, they look like little flowers made of fire!Thanks for linking to I Saw Sunday. x
Goodness knows why they changed its name from montbretia to crocosmia Jinksy. Do you have crocosmia Lucifer - the deep red one. It is all over my garden. If you have a garden of any kind and don't have Lucifer I could always send you a few corms in the autumn when he has finished flowering. He is absolutely indestructible.
Oh Jinksy, these are my favourite blooms, our glen at the bottom of our garden is completely carpeted in them right now - you've captured them beautifully, AND the fly!
lol! I love it! What gorgeous vibrant blooms!
I've always found them great spreaders where not much else will grow, so they probably do like poor soil. That Lucifer: there's a wonderful garden near Rennes in Brittany where the Lucifer montbretia are higher than my head. I love your picture, and the fly made me laugh.
I used to have those in my garden back home in England. Beautiful photo!
Beautiful photo of a beautiful flower. That fly has good taste, yes?
I haven't seen these for the longest time. Perhaps it's too hot/dry here... the fly made me laugh.
A brilliant photograph, my friend.
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