Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Isn't this a most beautiful color? I have always loved the spiderwort since I can't remember when. It's so long ago, I can't even remember when or where I first was introduced to it. It's a little wild and quite aggressive, but I love the look of it. It's little flowers are so perfect. Then, when reading "Memoirs of a Geisha", it's mentioned that spiderwort was used for painting the silks. I have painted with the juice from the black iris and as I look at these little ladies in my garden, I think they want to be on my palette too.

"The roses fauld their silken leaves
The foxglove shuts its' bell
The honeysuckle and the birk
Spread frangrance thro' the dell
Let others crowd the giddy court
Of mirth and revelry
The simple joys that Nature yields
Are sweeter far to me." Robert Tannahill


Miki Willa said...

Thank you so much for this post. I have a spiderwort in my front yard and didn't know what it was. I just love it. I am glad to know its name.

Doris said...

I think I need some spiderwort!