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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

snapdragons

snapdragons are ready!
you wouldn't believe how much i anticipated this day.
my grandmother got me on to them.
i love my memory of a yellow snapdragon bouquet on her table.
and her instruction of how if you pinch the neck of a floret, it snaps at you.
and their fragrance!
this year i decided to grow the chantilly snapdragons, a butterfly variety.
i got the seeds from a company i discovered this year and recommend highly-





indeed, these are fire-breathers without the neck pinch


here's a chorus
la la la
bunched in tens

by arthur hughes - villagers fleeing from a dragon c.1900

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