Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Old flowers and new vegetables

Almost every old farm or homestead on the island has these beautiful double daffodils blooming somewhere around. I've looked through a lot of books on daffodils and catalogues of old bulbs and never been able to find out what they are. They are tough, persisting through years of neglect and competition from grass and rose bushes that have grown up in their former flower beds. I've dug up and moved a lot of them from where their original owners planted them to my flower beds and borders. If anyone out there recognizes them I'd love to know anything about them.
And a new vegetables this year. It's called Great Wave Miike Indian mustard from Frank Morton's Wild Garden Seed. The colors are really interesting. Can't wait to see what this one looks like when it is full grown. And what it tastes like.

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