Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 24, 2011

Quiet Monday!

We know winter is close when the Monk's Hood starts flowering. Although pretty to look at, we have been told that all parts are deadly poison. We have 5 plants on the north side and they are very hardy. All 5 have survived several night in the -5C range. I guess the season/ location is not good because in 8 years they have never set seed. Maybe that's a good thing!




7 comments:

Farmchick said...

Beautiful flower and I cannot believe we are talking about winter already.

Alica said...

That is beautiful...hard to believe that something so pretty can be poison! Will the snow soon be flying in your neck of the woods?

Terry said...

Very pretty!

Chai Chai said...

Amazing that they could survive in weather that cold. Poison plants - yuck.

peihome said...

Hey, Ian! What are your temps like now? Ours are finally dropping after a glorious fall.
That plant is lovely, for all its deadly attributes, lol.

Kids and Canning Jars said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today ! I hope all is going good in your world. I love this flower. I have never even heard of it.
Melissa

Kids and Canning Jars said...

Lost my comment. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this flower. I have never even heard of it. I hope all is well with you in your world.