Saturday, August 13, 2011
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
There are certain flowers that I just can’t seem to get a good photograph of and this has been one. Over the years Scabiosa has seemed to resist every attempt to photograph it. One thing I have learned is to just go with the flow and stop trying to capture the resistant flowers. So here is an okay picture of Scabiosa and it is time to move on to other species.
Having Pincushion Flower is the garden is usually a short lived but rewarding experience. It is easy to grow as a perennial if given the proper winter drainage. The flowers do attract butterflies and bees. With proper deadheading it can bloom all season. In 2000 it was named perennial plant of the year .
Today I am going out to play some music at a local loosely arranged festival. It is the first time the digital Hammond Organ will be making an appearance and that is exciting. It is a monster instrument and hopefully all the hours I have spent practicing with it will pay off. I have been spending a lot of time listening to some of the great Hammond players including the The Incredible Jimmy Smith (as he was known).