Haiku: Kousa Dogwood

A flowering tree
A four pointed white petal
Japanese lovely

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 5/20/17

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Oakton, VA 5/20/17

Asian Kousa dogwood berries
Asian Kousa dogwood berries that appear in the fall.

These beauties are resistant to many of the diseases that frequently plague flowering dogwoods and they offer seasonal changes on the landscape.

Haiku: Tendrils bring blossoms then Peas

Tender thin green vines
Wrapping tendrils cling and reach
Blossoms come the peas

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 5/20/17

Inspiring photo by PamelaWLucas 5/20/17

Here are many varieties of peas for you to learn about quickly.

tendrils of sugar peas
tendrils of sugar peas
Sweet pea blossom about to open
Sugar pea blossom about to open

 

Golden Brodie digs on the mulch beds

Dogs like to dig…at least this dog does.  So, heads up to all on the mulch issue.  Yeah, it seems that certain mulch types are toxic to dogs.  Read on if this is something you need to know to keep your pooch safe.

And while you’re here, check out why dogs dig and how to help manage this.

Golden thoughts: Help manage dog-gone habits and safety first.

Uncomplicated Thoughts: Leader Bees

Honeybees could run congress.
Busy and productive honeybees cross-pollinate.
Unfortunately, honeybees are becoming extinct & it’s a mystery as to why.  Read this so you know how to help.

 

cross-pol·li·nate

(krôs′pŏl′ə-nāt′, krŏs′-)

tr.v. cross-pol·li·nat·ed, cross-pol·li·nat·ing, cross-pol·li·nates

1. To pollinate (a flower) by means of cross-pollination.
2. To influence or inspire (another), especially in a reciprocal manner.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

 

Haiku: Lilac

The lilac cascades

Essence of its colors hang

Bees insert themselves

Lovely lilacs
“Sensation Lilac”

In the olive family, the Lilacs have over 1,000 total varieties.

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/20/17

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Oakton, VA 4/20/17