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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow Day

I'm Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener. I give voice (via photo-art and compelling "stories"), to the array of flora that grows in my urban (New York City) garden

Today, January the Twenty-First, NYC (where I live) had the first snowfall for the year of 2012. In fact, we had no snow in December of 2011, and the snow for November of 2011, was a "residual" from our Halloween 2011 snowstorm.

One of my Ophipogon planiscapus (Black Mondo Grass) triplets, pictured here, and who, as you know if you follow this blog, recently won a coin toss in my urban (NYC) terrace garden in which the prize was being the solo host and or co-host with yours truly to a number of year-end review segments (details available by clicking here and here), was so thrilled by nature's gift topping its black tufts and the brilliant green blades of his friend, Mr. Blue Shag (pictured below),


I'm Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener. I give voice (via photo-art and compelling "stories"), to the array of flora that grows in my urban (New York City) garden


as well as the squiggly blades of his playmate, Ms. Juncus effsus (Unicorn Soft Rush), 


I'm Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener. I give voice (via photo-art and compelling "stories"), to the array of flora that grows in my urban (New York City) garden

that he declared it a snow day for a year in review segment (ie he and I are not doing one today).

But he hopes, as do I, that you have enjoyed the ones we have done so far here on TLLG's blog for my Physocarpus opulifolius (Coppertina) and for my Tropaelum majus (Nasturtium), and my Phlox Subulataas well as the segments in movie format we have done for my Echinacea (which is called Echinacea Elaborates and was posted on nybg's – New York Botanical Gardens –  tumblr and my Hyssop with its visiting bees, whose movie was featured on TLLG's Facebook Page

However for those of you who "don't do FB", you can view the Hyssop's movie on Vimeo by clicking here.

Meanwhile, the Ophipogon planiscapus spokes plant and I are in the throes of creating other movies, which we like to call Virtual Stories; so stay tuned.

P.S. For those of you who are not familiar with Blue Shag or Juncus effsus look like without snow, see images below.

I'm Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener. I give voice (via photo-art and compelling "stories"), to the array of flora that grows in my urban (New York City) garden
Blue Shag
I'm Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener. I give voice (via photo-art and compelling "stories"), to the array of flora that grows in my urban (New York City) garden


Juncus effsus

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