* Which could never be confused with Ms Scarlet's Big Pink Bush™
Prompted by Mr Tonking's recent seed spreading effort and Dinah taunting Us with her bat (also, to a lesser extent, Jon's pricking out) I bring you the first reminder (following February's general announcement) to get gardening and to photograph evidence of your efforts ready for:
The House of
I N F O M A N I A C
Garden Photos Event 2022
As with the last couple of years, this year's event will be held in November and will follow straight on from the now traditional Hallowe'en prelude, Terrifying Triffidery. There is no theme for the main event but, inspired by a comment from Dinah, I would like you to search out old photos of gardens you tended - or even played in as a child - from years/decades/aeons ago and send in one or two (or more, if you feel so inclined) to be featured along with your efforts from this year. Remember to provide captions and/or blurbs to go with your photos, too!
Right. Now that's out of the way, here's how the Hexenhäusli Device Gardens are coming along:
Above is the titular Small Red Bush (which was a free gift with last year's two bat flower rhizomes which came to naught. Bah!). And to the left, an orchid (that first featured here) that until recently was positioned on my bathroom windowsill, but once it flowers it drips sticky nectar/sap everywhere so it's now outside in my Gin Time Corner. You can see it festooning a stem of a Himalayan Honeysuckle below.