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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 30, 2018

Wednesday Vignette -What is That?


Costume idea for Handmaid's Tale?


(Image lifted from the interweb.)
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No, that's not it.  


It's Lupinus 'Westcountry Blacksmith' 

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14 comments:

  1. I almost choked on my coffee seeing your reference. The flower is amazing, maybe it's time I tried Lupine in my garden.

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  2. Wow! Talk about presenting a flower in a new way. I thought I knew what a lupine looked like but that's not what I would have guessed. I've always wanted to grown the deep, wine red ones that you see in pix of English gardens. But I've never seen any for sale here.

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  3. What a fun comparison! Lupine grow wild in areas of New England and when you see an entire field of them, amazing.

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  4. Teehee, that's a good one Peter!

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  5. That's a gorgeous flower! I recognized it right away but chuckled over your comparison. I sowed seeds for a red one this year but no flowers yet of course. They're still way too small. Maybe next year.

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  6. So beautiful! I love lupines! but just like peonies and tulips they are yet another plant that doesn't grow in my awfully warm climate :(

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  7. Oooo! That closeup is delicious. I did not guess it, but I love it. We don't grow lupine well here, not enough heat. All they do is attract aphid. We gave up on them.

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  8. Nice. If those were little grape candies (Spree?) that would be perfect.

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  9. I didn't make the connection to lupine at all from the close-up. Well done!

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  10. I immediatetly recognized it as a lupine! Because I have simmilar ones blooming in my garden right now.

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  11. They look like little purple pillows sticking out of a white pillow case. Beautiful.

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  12. Ha, good likeness, but I did guess lupine, as it is the season after all. :)

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  13. Ha, funny comparison! I love lupines and have similar looking ones, though I don't know the cultivar.

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