Sunday, September 9, 2012

gone to seed, part two

Dishevelment is less appealing in my cultivated Massachusetts garden,
than in the natural wildness of the country. 

 In the country there are no thoughts of pruning, weeding, dividing.

 Determined to improve my observation skills,

I study the various stages of flowers

 and enjoy their late season unruliness.

So interesting that the delicate white lily of the valley 
has a sturdy orange seed pod.


  1. Hello Jen:
    Yes, it is absolutely true that whereas 'gay abandon' is fine in the countryside, more control and structure is needed in town unless it is to be seen as a mess.

    Your close up photographs are so intriguing and really do give an insight into the private lives of plants.

  2. It's those little things that matter.

  3. I did not know that lily of the valley comes to have orange seed pod.
    My garden is almost wild now in this season.I will prune and replant the little clumps to let them enjoy the upcoming good season.

  4. I am also surprised with the orange seed pod of lily of the valley !
    ...and I must say I adore that first picture Jen : )

    Enjoy a lovely week

    1. The delicate white and sturdy orange are a fun contrast.
      Thank you!

  5. I'd been looking at children's book illustrations - Arthur Rackam, etc,-- and when I saw your 5th photo down of all the seed pods, I thought it was an illustration of little fairy people in mufti. For a split second, anyway. Lovely photo.

    1. Fun! The closer I look at seed pods the more enchanted I am.

  6. I too am living in Grey Gardens. But like you,finding the beauty.

    xo J.

  7. Just beautiful Jen! Love the details in your photographs.

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  8. You and I have the same little statue. Lovely in your garden. I love the seedy time of year. I find myself collecting odd bits here and there. When it gets cold I never go out again! Haha.