Thursday, June 22, 2006

For Zoey

Zoey, here's the promised weed picture (finally!).
I think this might be the one you have. It's oenothera, the one Kathy guessed yours might be.

Here's the root.

This is the "tame" oenothera (evening primrose...I think this one is cinaeus, but I'm not sure). It spreads quite rapidly and can sometimes become invasive. However, it's very easy to pull, and easy to give away too, because it's so bright and pretty. I have it all over the place and move it around often.

It does well here by the back door, where not much else will grow because the rain drops straight down from the high peak of the roof. There's no gutter...too high up. My husband refuses to mess with anything that high! I don't blame him.'s a little surprise! I wonder will there be kitten pictures popping up in every post?
I'll try to control myself :) Posted by Picasa


jellyhead said...[Reply]

No, please don't control yourself! Unleash as many kitty pictures as you like - they are so sweet!!

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

I love all the pictures of your flowers, especially a tri-colored calico flower with blue eyes and a pink nose. So very sweet. If I didn't already have six nice big cats, I would offer to take one off your hands. But then Alipurr would get mad at me because she has four little ones to give away and I'm sure she would want me to take one of hers. So, I won't take any because I certainly wouldn't want anyone to be mad at me.

Your primroses are lovely -- so bright and beautiful.

HORIZON said...[Reply]

Primrose and wee kittens- lovely.

Alice said...[Reply]

I love white clapboard houses with window boxes and pretty flowers. Is your house FOR SALE by any chance? No? Well, perhaps you'd sell me one of those gorgeous kittens?

Wendy A said...[Reply]

Don't apoigize for the kitten. Too cute. I would love to see the greeenery you have in Tassie now.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...[Reply]

Beautiful yellow flowers.

PEA said...[Reply]

My evening primrose are just now blooming and I love their yellow colour!! Wish I had a kitten peeking out from my flowers too:-) It's just too adorable for words!!!

Sue said...[Reply]

Please don't control yourself on kitty pictures! I think their sweet faces in your posts are just such a Kerri touch!
(and your flowers and weeds are lovely as well) :-)
Hope you get a better nights sleep tonight and know that I'm thinking of you today, too!

kylieps said...[Reply]

The kittens are so beautiful! I'll take six, please!

Val said...[Reply]

I grew up with a dog, but you may have me converted to cats!

snappy said...[Reply]

oh my that kitten is sooooooooo cute.Maybe called primrose?Beautiful flowers and gorgeous moggy with darling blue eyes.I love cats, and evening primroses.Mine are still baby plants, they developed late last year but the flowers were worth it.

Zoey said...[Reply]

Thanks for posting the pic, Kerri.
That sure looks like the same weed except for the size of my rootball. I think that root was unnaturally big for some reason. Maybe it got a bunch of fertilizer or something.

I am still waiting for the second weed to bloom to make sure its yellow. I will post when that happens.

TUFFENUF said...[Reply]

I love the kitty pictures! but please - no more weeds! I have enough of my own!

Sigrun said...[Reply]

Kerri, this evening primroses I have also in my garden and in the moment at the blog. The cat is so cute!

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

Oh that kitten picture is so cute! Those are the ones that make you smile inside and out.

Take care,

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

I also love those evening primroses and move them around too, because they are so easy to move. I think that weed is visiting my garden at the moment. I keep pulling them out, but they have cousins.

Thank you for the mole suggestion. Next time I'm at W-M I'll look for their favorite peanuts.

Why not... throw in little kitty surprises...hidden among your flowering beauties. As they follow you around the yard it's going to be hard to keep them out of your pictures...believe me I know...they like being photographed. After all...they keep jumping in front of the camera.

Naturegirl said...[Reply]

Oh my heart be still! LOVE the kitten photo! Your flowers look lovely along the house.

Apple said...[Reply]

Since I can't have my own kitten I'll enjoy the pictures of yours! I didn't plant any primrose because I'd heard it was invasive but if it's that pretty and easy to pull I'll have to reconsider for next year.

Sharon K said...[Reply]

I have the same yellow flower at the lake, and I got it from a friend. It spreds a lot but I like you are now giving to others. They are a ray of sunshine. Love the picture of the kitty and the flowers together.