Wednesday, 8 October 2008

ABC Wednesday



Todays letter is L

L is for Lunaria....


Lunaria or Honesty is a nice little plant that has pink flowers in the Spring time. In the Autumn it is covered with these lovely silver `pennies` that are used for flower arranging.

I discovered this fabulous bunch beside the road in the countryside, so I took them home and hung them at the window to dry, then peeled the `pennies` to reveal the lovely silvery moons beneath, and have them arranged in this chunky vase beside the fire. The seeds I`m going to set in the garden, so I always have a good supply.


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10 comments:

Brian said...

Like this very much.

You may wish to look at my L Blog

Brian

Jay said...

I love honesty! We have one or two plants in the garden, but I've been lazy about drying them and bringing them in. Perhaps I should do that!

AphotoAday said...

Oh wow -- you've cleared up a mystery about the name of that plant... Lunaria is well suited as a name, and I guess Honesty isn't a bad name either...

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a great idea! these are so pretty.

Bear Naked said...

Thank you SO much for posting this today on your blog.
I have wanted to get this plant for a LONG LONG time but didn't know the name.
You have just made my day.
Thank you so much.

Bear((( )))

earthlingorgeous said...

Oh wow! Those are pretty pennies. Lunaria lovely name for a plant and now I understand why it was called that way. Thanks for your L. subject I learned :)

antigoni said...

Great post.

Neva said...

This is a lovely plant.....

Rebeckah said...

These are GORGEOUS! I can't believe they were growing wild and free! So pretty! I also love your wall color. Very serene!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

We call those money plants! I used to have them at another house I lived in. this makes me want to find a start for my garden!