Flommers

Yeah, I have no idea why, but “flommers” is a verbal affectation that I share with my mom. It means flowers in our family-speak. I’m pretty sure that it has nothing to do with how my sister or I may have mispronounced the word when we were wee. (5 points for entertaining alliteration!)

So, I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath to hear news of my lone peony bud. Well kids, it finally bloomed! Beautifully!

It was preceded by a short-lived Siberian iris, and is currently joined by a potted dwarf day lily and something that I thought was a weed, but pretty, so I left it alone. My mom tells me that it’s called Love In The Mist. Gag me with a spoon. Since this photo was shot, the blooms have taken on a rosy-pink blush. Interesting.

Oh, yeah, and I am so getting an iPhone on July 11th. Sprint can bite my ass. Thankyouverymuch.

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3 Replies to “Flommers”

  1. If Love In The Mist (Nigella) is native to CO I’ve never heard of it. I wonder if it is an escapee from a neighbor’s yard? I looked it up (curiosity) and learned that the seeds are called Black Cumin and used for cooking. Maybe I’ll see if I can find some to plant in my yard 🙂

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  2. I have a jar of nigella (kalonji) seeds in the pantry. Would you like to try planting them? 🙂

    From the jar:
    “Indigenous to Western Asia, Southern Europe and the Middle East, Nigella is most widely cultivated in India. Often referred to as onion seeds, Kalonji is both nutty and slightly bitter in flavor. The whole seeds are used in pulses, vegetables, chutneys and naan breads, often dry roasted before being added to a dish.”

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