Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Husband the Flower Guy

Scott Bennett, my husband, is a daylily hybridizer of micro-celebrity status. His garden is in bloom, and I will post images of his amazing new hybrids and seedlings as he gives me pictures. A hybridizer makes new flowers by running around at 5:30 in the morning with a Q-tip. He beats the bees to the pollen and spreads it around to other plants with obsessive, systematic design. His program is nearly 20 years in the making, and our backyard looks spectacular for a few weeks out of the year. Photo Above: new seedling.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spring in the South

Blooms from my garden this week. Poppy above




Purple Cone Flower



Japanese Iris




Monday, May 9, 2011

Winner at Sidewalk Chalk Festival

My daughter, Annabelle, was the winner of the
Most Creative Award at the
I Love Homewood Day Sidewalk Chalk Festival
last weekend.