Friday, March 7, 2008

Procrastination Reward

Flower of
Brassica oleracea var. acephala


Once the weather warms, I discard all the Ornamental Kale and spring flowers take its place. I'm usually prompt in performing this transition, but with all the extra weeding this year, I let it go. Now, I have the prettiest flower stalk! This is the first time I've ever seen one, and everything about it is pretty. The purple stalk, the green and white-striped buds and the beautiful yellow flowers rival the beauty of the leaves when they are at their peak.


Sometimes, procrastination pays off in unexpected ways.

9 comments:

Marie said...

Beautiful photo! The flower with stripes on my blog is a crocus.

I wish you a nice weekend :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

WOW ! Aiyana ... what a gorgeous flower ! .. amazing ..
Joy

barbara said...

Definitely a rewrd - purple and yellow are one of nature's best combo's

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Oh, oh, I didn't know it would make such a pretty flower. Well, I'll leave a couple of mine in the ground too. What a nice surprise you got.~~Dee

Yolanda Elizabet said...

It certainly did! It's amazing how gorgeous the flowers of many a vegetable are.

verobirdie said...

I was going to pull mine out, but now I'll wait a little bit and hope they turn out as beautiful. Yours is really gorgeous!

nikkipolani said...

Wow, Aiyana, that color is fabulously dramatic! What happens after the bloom fades?

WiseAcre said...

Wow, that's an amazing pic. I never realized they flowered like that. Something about sub-zero temps they don't like. I usually find a gob of mush after they thaw out. It makes me want to insulate a few and see what happens.

Julie said...

Oh my gosh...you must never discard them again ...this is stunning...what great color all the way around!!!