Sunday, October 8

Full Moon Insanity

Full moons are associated with insanity, hence the terms "lunatic" and "lunacy." The October full moon can be the Hunter's Moon (Native American), Harvest Moon (English), Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, or Blood Moon. The grass that you see in this picture--which I took in the light of the full moon, assisted by porch lights-- is indeed turning brown at the tips, so "Dying Grass Moon" may well be appropriate.

But the real insanity is that my 'Paprika' yarrow is blooming right now. I bought three of these from Bluestone Perennials this spring, and the other two had a bloom each this summer during the time when the achilleas normally flower. Apparently it took the wackiness of a full moon to coax blooms from #3, which you can see in front of the ornamental grass.

The other plants in this vignette are: red coleus, in the grey pot, more achillea 'Paprika' foliage, a carex comans 'Frosted Curls' that will be moved in the spring to a moister locale, 'Chubby Fingers' creeping sedum, 'Bressingham Ruby' bergenia, and a small golden culinary sage.


Karen said...

What a lovely vignette.

roybe said...

You get amazing things happen to plants when it's full moon.

Annie in Austin said...

Maybe that 'Paprika' achillea has some Transylvanian ancestry, and that's why it responded to the full moon?

You had fun playing with the perspective on this one, Kim! I looked at the photo before reading the description, and at first thought you had a big rock, a gigantic Sedum and some kind of Crambe then realized that this was a smaller scene with normal-size plants.

Your colors and shapes look very cool together, a living demonstration of your gardenblog's name.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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