Monday, May 20, 2013

Oxalis

A small clump of Oxalis plants with pink flowers has been growing in my yard for several years. I did not plant them, but they are thriving. Every morning I look out to see them blooming cheerfully (or so it seems).

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In the evening the flowers close up and the plants hang their heads to sleep. It is a delightful cycle that makes me wonder: why do some flowers "sleep" at night? Maybe some of our readers know.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of our island Post Office. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042113.htm.

3 comments:

  1. debbie s.6:33 AM

    the flowers remind me of phlox :)

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  2. I think someone planted them after a trip to a nursery for her birthday.

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  3. Anonymous10:19 AM

    The Lady Bird Johnson Wild flower center basically says Please don't pick the wild flowers on public lands, roadsides in public preserves etc (all public lands) if plucking wildflowers, do so on Private lands with the permission of the owner. With the access of iphones and digital cameras capturing images to down load and use as a desk top screen saver are there "phone screen savers" this would be a better way to capture the moment of seeing your favorite flower. I was saddened to see the bus stop flowers being plucked by innocent ignorant school children. The bouquet would not last the walk home. I do hope parents get the message from the Lady Bird Johnson Wild flower center.. plant a cutting garden or purchase some flowers, thus supporting a the florist industry can't afford them. Can society afford the wonton disrespect to taking something that is not yours??? Ursala Upper PS PH did you make the boat ride to PI

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