Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Springtime is on my mind, flowers blooming all the time

Care to check out what's springing forth in Mike's Garden? Since my brotha Andrew was so kind to share blooms through the Australian spring and summer (honestly, it was a tonic on some cold winter days), I thought I'd reciprocate. I don't have his photography skillz, but nature's bounty picks up where I slack. Above are some hyacinths I planted some years ago, a gift from a well-travelled friend who picked them up straight from the FONT itself, the Netherlands. Below are some daffodils just blooming by my front stoop. Notice how they're all windswept, like that man in the old Maxell ad?

11 comments:

maddie said...

So pretty! The hyacinths are gorgeous. I'm so glad spring is here, I really couldn't stand any more winter.

Michael said...

I love those too, Maddie. The variegation makes them pop.

PS If you want a few selections from the Wicked soundtrack, shoot me an email. "Defying Gravity" has your name on it.

maddie said...

I would love to hear that song! Where would I find your email address?

Michael said...

Oh, sorry, I thought it came up when you click on my name. You can email me at michaeldotengleatgmaildotcom

I'll send you a few!

Michael Guy said...

Those hyacinths have inspired me! Just how deep do you plant your bulb?

:: snicker ::

Michael said...

MG, you really have to bury it deep for best effect and also to keep the squirrels out....oh, wait.

The Other Andrew said...

Purdy! I love hyacinths. I love to ramp up the camp when I say "Hyassssssssssssinthsssssss!" It's fun!

Thanks for the props on the mad camera skillz, sista.

Michael said...

So you'll have even more fun when I post the soon to be blooming Graaaaaaape Hyassssssssinthssssss! Or even Hyanthinthth.

The Other Andrew said...

Hell, I could put 6 Esssssses in the word "banana".

Bodhi said...

Hi!acinth. Hi!drangea. Hi!biscus.

Funny Bunny and his whore-ticultural joke self-amusements. He nonetheless cracks us up every time he greets said plants with such enthuasism - lol

Michael said...

I'm totally using that! And by "that", of course I mean the Bunny. No, no, of course I mean his funny. His line. I mean his line. Cute.