July 12th, 2001
Ringblomma i september,
i november, i juni och i augusti
Another day for the limits of cultivation:
situated in the three showcase flowerbeds of bulbs
planted in my block three years ago
award-winning then, and now going to seed
- especially in post-bulb season.
The easternmost, as you can see in the photo below
has recieved the all-over lawnmower treatment
- that is where the poppy and the speedwell grow
too tiny to be seen in such an overview.
The middle one, which is also the steepest sloping
is overgrown with thistles, yarrow, and other weeds
with some leftovers of the annuals thrown there
for the summer season three years ago
eking out a living:
there's some candytuft the same size as the poppy on this page,
and tiny Clarkias for captain Bill.
The one at my house, the westernmost,
is the one that still looks most like a flowerbed in the summer.
There's California poppy and marigold
among the dandelion leaves
- that's where the scanned marigold came from
I picked it up from the the ground,
dropped by some flowerpicking kid.
The photo is a different sample
showing how the marigold escapes across flower bed boundaries
into the domain of freelance plant life
Common Field Speedwell