During Spring and Summer, many varieties of small and colorful flowers start to
bloom in Cora's garden. Being a nature lover myself and a father of a BS Plant
Science graduate, I think I can describe to you the flowers in Cora's garden.
Most abundant of Cora's flowers is the light blue with purple centers Pansies. Many people say that Pansies are cute but they look like faces
(with thick purple eye brows, yellow nose, and mustache) staring at me. The
worst thing about them is that the flowers seem to continue to look at you even
after you have moved to another place. Imagine hundreds of small purple faces
gazing at you...checking on you.
A couple of years back, Cora used to plant flowers of one color every year.
deliberately plants annuals that die after one season so that she can plant
whatever she wants for next year.
There are years that she mostly have red
flowers and there are years that she mostly have white flowers. And for some
unknown reason she started to plant purple perennials. For the past three years,
she had mostly purple flowers. Purple Pansies (right) are mixed in beds with
the light blue variety. Differing from the Pansies, are these beautiful small
petalled purple flowers (left). Differing from the small petalled purple
flowers, are these much smaller petalled purple flowers (second right). Differing
from the much smaller petalled purple flowers, are these very much smaller
petaled purple flowers (second left). Differing from the very much smaller petaled
purple flowers, are these very much smaller petaled purple flowers in a bunch
(third right). And last but not the least, differing from the very much smaller
petaled purple flowers in a bunch, are these very much smaller petaled purple
flowers in a big bunch (third left). I think Cora is trying to confuse the
bees..."I think I have been in this small petaled purple flower before."
As expected, non-purple flowers are also blooming in the garden. Cora also have
these very much smaller petaled red flowers (right) and these very much
smaller petaled red flowers in a big bunch (oops! missing!). I am not sure if they are
newly planted or just strugglers from four years ago.
Just to add more to the list, Cora also have small petalled white flowers
(right) and large petalled orange flowers (left).
I am not so sure if it would have helped had I consulted with my Plant Science
graduate or had given the scientific name of the flowers. Unfortunately, I do
not know the Latin word for small, big, purple, petal, and red.