Thursday, June 22, 2006

Shadowplay


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The native Giant Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) growing next to the boulder birdbath is ready to burst into full color in the next few days and I really liked its shadow effect on the rock last evening.
I planted this from seed 3 years ago and today it is nearly 4 1/2 feet tall with at least 15 long flower stalks.
The stalks are still mostly green but I'll post a photo once they've turned purple.
I've also heard Lupinus polyphyllus referred to as Big Leaf Lupine, Stream Lupine and Bog Lupine.

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5 Comments:

Blogger madcapmum said...

That's gorgeous. You've got a good eye, Jim.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

wow, what a large lupine! I've tried to grow them here, not enough sun.
As always, a beautiful photo my friend.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

These patterns are wonderful!

4:22 AM  
Blogger Norene said...

yes, this one is especially beautiful.

8:48 PM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

The shadows are very cool, Jim. Before I even got to your words, I was asking you whether the whorled leaves were lupine. It was as if you read my mind.

Our lupine is finally blooming here. Hope you're having a good summer.

9:12 PM  

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