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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Vignette



I'm joining blogging pal Anna's Wednesday Vignette meme. Check out more at Flutter and Hum here.

Euphorbia wulfenii puts on a great show for quite some time.  Even the seed pods are  pretty and a bit odd.  Are those little dark looking things eyes? 


20 comments:

  1. Euphorbia wulfenii has such a presence. (Finally bought one). Many Euphorbias share their happy color in early spring all over the PNW. You can identify a plant as part of this large and diverse group by it's distinct bloom alone. The tiny bug-like centers with a skirt: sweet.

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    1. Euphorbia wulfenii does have a tendency to seed around quite a bit if it's happy. Easy enough to get rid of though so not an issue. There are a lot of great euphorbias!

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  2. I love how exotic and alien looking Euphorbias are when in bloom!

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    1. You're right, these common plants do look exotic and alien when in bloom.

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  3. I love those chartreuse bracts. The little dark things do look like eyes. I didn't know euphorbias were four-eyes.

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    1. I believe they prefer to be called quadrivisional.

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  4. I think I am in love with euphorbias. I like all of them!! and those little eyes are funny :)

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  5. They're a great plant - in bloom they look like little insect faces....!

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  6. Here's looking at you, kid.

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  7. Fun! Are they very big in real life?

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  8. I never grew euphorbia's before I moved 3 years ago...and I'm smitten.

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  9. euphorbias are just so interesting.

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  10. It's one of my favorites! So wide spread in Europe and reminded me about my own garden during our last trip.

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  11. It's one of my favorites! So wide spread in Europe and reminded me about my own garden during our last trip.

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  12. Definitely worth a vignette! Euphorbias are fascinating plants. Blooms, brachts, foliage, and all.

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  13. All the little seed capsules do look a lot like bugs. I wonder if they explode like the gopher purge seed capsules? Wulfenii doesn't spread like amygdaloides purpurea and dulcis Chameleon have in my garden, they are all over the place. Fascinating.

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