Sunday, 25 May 2008

Goat's Beard and Purple Leaf Sandcherry

This is a post for Wiseacre , well almost .. since we still haven't dived into our astilbe photo contest yet .. I wonder if he remembers the challenge ? .. in any case .. this is Goat's Beard Aruncus dioicus .. paired with Purple Leaf Sandcherry It doesn't look very interesting right now but once that flower head opens to the lacy white plumes .. well contrast that to the dark purple leaves here and that is a bit of an eye opener in an afternoon shade area. Yes .. this baby gets to be HUGE .. but being a woman .. I think I can master the monster ?


WiseAcre said...

Ever think of electrolysis to get rid of that goatsbeard?

I haven't forgotten about the Astilbe. They just aren't ready for prime time yet.

The Astilbe 'Deutschland' should be in full bloom on Long Island. Maybe next week when I go down they'll still be worth photographing. Or would you consider that cheating? If so then I'll buy some and bring them home. I was planning to anyways - I want an early blooming Astilbe and the white blooms will look good against the dark background of the woods.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey .. I just left a smirky message on your blog sir .. serves you right for that electrolysis comment about my goatsbeard.
AND ... yes ! I said it would be cheating if you try that bait and switch thing with those astilbe .. no matter how gorgeous they are !
The light against dark concept is fantastic .. hum .. use the force Luke ! hahaha

WiseAcre said...

I saw that message and raised you another. You know you might think you're in a battle of wits with an unarmed man but I'll have you know that this contest is incompetent hands. I might look as sharp as a bowling ball but I'm twice as smart.

You think having Darth Vader as my father is funny?

GardenJoy4Me said...

Dear Wise A-- and I mean that only in the kindest of affection ? .. After all, you are a "stones throw" from the Thousand Islands Bridge (using "capitals" makes me feel officially unimportant) .. so I don't want a stone thrown at me !
I discretely ( you must know by now spell check doesn't work for me on here .. I wonder if it was the low wage thing that made it huffy ?) .. in any case, all references to your father, Darth , are meant in the most unkind way ? .. oops .. kidding .. I hear heavy breathing getting closer ..
This is the kind of trouble I get in when I have not been working in my garden .. too much time on here and all he-- breaks loose !