Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Teaching Moment

The other early morning when I was riding my bike, I happened upon this little teaching moment... Plant of the Week.

This garden was posted with a sign that identified a specific flower that was in bloom. It listed both common and Latin names, zones for growth, and a lovely description of the plant. This sign refers to the plant near the upper landing at the top of the steps, the blackberry lily, Belamcanda chinensis.

A couple mornings before, I stopped to take in an earlier posting for the yellow coneflower, Ratibida pinnata, which was in full bloom.

This seems like some sort of guerrilla-gardening-in-reverse. Rather than going out into the world and secretly changing the landscape, this person was inviting the world to stop by their garden and behold an evolving landscape. What a wonderful way to reach out to all those who pass by and offer a moment of beauty.

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