That’s my boy!

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

This is eleven-year-old Evan with one of the two pumpkins he grew this year. Of all my children, Evan showed a botanical aptitude the earliest, learning the names of flowers as a toddler and impressing my garden buddies when he came along to visit their gardens. At the moment he’s more of a vegetable man, but he’s been helping me plant my recent colchicum acquisitions.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Dariana October 6, 2004, 10:24 pm

Surfed in via BlogExplosion. Great to see something besides a political site for a change. Lots of interesting posts here, come visit me sometime. 🙂

Chan S. September 22, 2004, 9:38 pm

Thank you for sharing this picture with us. Botanical aptitude and a helpful attitude…there’s a combination to be proud of. Good job, Mom!