Weedy Ornithagalum

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Wed, 10 May 2006 19:07:58 PDT
OK, it's a weed, a terrible pest and all of that.

I like it. How can you not like a plant with an ancient name, a name that
sounds as if it comes out of Chaucer, dove dung? 

I'm tempted to erect a dovecote in the garden and plant the area under it
with Ornithogalum umbellatum as a sort of visual pun. I wonder how many
people would get it. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we are enjoying some of
the best days the garden and local countryside have to offer all year: mock
oranges, honeysuckles, wisteria, black locust, Paulownia, peonies, roses,
early Dianthus and tall bearded iris are providing wonderful color and
fragrance, and poppies are providing grace, color and a reminder of how
fleeting it all is. 

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