Saturday, July 19, 2008


I dug out the monkshood. I was tired of it flopping in full bloom.

I love the dusty silver blue flowers of 'Stainless Steel', a hush to all the orange and yellow screaming going on right now.

I "cleverly" treated this pink monkshood like a vine and planted it inside a 'Black Lace" sambucus. The shrub acts as a support, and the dark foliage is a great foil for the baby-girl-pink flowers.

The beautiful native monkshood ( Aconitum columbianum )

It gracefully nestles in among the other meadow plants in this sub-alpine meadow in the Cascades.