It’s another ABC round of P topics plus a garden blogger’s poetry post for the premier muse day of the month…
April has lived up to its ‘cruellest month’ epithet this year at least. 1After the balmiest March on record, it has plummeted temperatures and poured water on the gardener’s plans. Splish, splash plop – I have measured out my days in precipitations!
The plants are in their element and the trees have a polished appearance but pollinators have to plan foraging raids, in the rare sunny breaks.
Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and
changing everything carefully
When my friend Diane purchased a ‘Senetti Deep Blue’, little did I predict that it would withstand being placed outside on the patio. My grandmother only grew these in the greenhouse in the days before climate change debates and when these were simply called Cineraria.
In fact this is a Pericallis hybrid, lightly perfuming the air and promenading purple to pull in the pollinators. I wonder therefore how the plant developers could entitle this ‘Deep Blue’ when the only evidence of this hue is the chromatic aberration of the petals, common in digital photos.
spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
and fro moving New and
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and
without breaking anything. 2
If the Pericallis can weather the unseasonable Spring, so perhaps could the Pelargonium. Pampered overwinter on a kitchen windowsill, it has barely interrupted blooming and now peeks out impatiently on the pelting downpours.
With May comes the mayoral elections and perhaps a London assembly that will not posture on the political stage but provide an economic and environmental balance between the pressing needs of the populace and their capital.
Maybe too I can put aside my thermals now that May is out!
Photo Postscript: I’m still waiting for my Photoshop upgrade but meanwhile have been playing with Picasa and considering purchasing a subscription to the more affordable Smart Photo Editor. Sometimes image manipulation is more than just fun as when there is a need to fix chromatic aberration. Here’s how
And perhaps. just maybe, me and my patiopatch might remember to link in more posts to the popular ABC Wednesday people