I make an effort to plant some flower that I’ve never tried before each year. I have often seen allium (not that I knew the name!) in yards in and around East Lansing. To my surprise it grew about four feet tall and what started as a small ball grew into this lovely six inch blossom made up of many tiny ones.
Someone tries each year to encourage flowers to grow along the side fence of this house facing Grand River. Old concrete was used to create the bed along the sidewalk. The flowers usually do not do too well, but this last summer there were these vines that bloomed and were enchanting.
A Little Rain
The MSU campus provides a visual abundance. There are many places across the campus with hosta. These almost looked edible tucked along Old Botany,one a number of beautifully renovated buildings in the oldest part of campus.
We stepped out into a Cayuga Heights April which requires coats for adults and blankets for babies in strollers. The sun was shining and the wind was down so it was a pleasant enough walk. Cayuga Heights must have been populated before the codes required sidewalks as we spent some time walking on the asphalt. In a large grassy area that came right up to the road these very tiny irises spilled over each other and branched out in a wide irregular circle. I came back and lad down on the edge of the road to get eye-to-eye.