Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ABC Wednesday - L is for Loquacious

Mrs. Nesbitt's Space hosts the ABC Wednesday meme. Click on the icon above to visit her blog. You'll be able to see who is participating in this meme if you click on this same icon at her site.

Once upon a time, in a high school English class, my best girl friend and I were challenged to increase our vocabulary. We shared two words. I took the word 'loquacious.' It was my responsibility to remember the meaning and for reminding her when she needed help. (What was the word for which she was responsible and for which I needed help? I don't remember!) ha!

This week's letter is
Spring has sprung, The grass has riz, This week's word - 'Loquacious' is!

Wordy, full of excessive talk? Yes! This Spring is quite (delightfully) loquacious. Just peruse the photos below!

Wild Ginger (wildflower) from Aunt MEA

Bloodroot - wildflower - from Aunt MEA

Trout Lily (wildflower in abundance)

Spring Beauty (also an abundant wildflower)

Checkered Lily

Pulmonaria 'Baby Blue' at left, 'Trevi Fountain' at right,
unnamed daffodils


Libularia 'The Rocket'

Virginia Bluebells are making their appearance

Variety of Spring Bulbs

Even a little insect gets in the act!


Happy Spring!


LisaF said...

Oh, I love the frilly daffodil. What a great assortment of spring treats. And your word is perfect.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi LisaF, Thanks! :-)

Sylvia K said...

Your flowers are all loquacious and lovely and perfect for the L day! Hope you have a great week!


Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sylvia, Thanks! One thing about this Meme, we can certainly work at increasing our vocabulary! ;-)

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely flowers! Lots of lilies for this week!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Beverly, That's true (or at least daffodils!) ;-)

Kathleen said...

ooh, I love vocabulary words! Good challenge. Your spring garden is looking wonderful.

Amy said...

Oh, so pretty! I especially love that little pulmonaria.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kathleen, Thanks for visiting! It seems amazingly early for many of the plants that are growing, though.

Amy, thanks! I have a small collection of pulmonaria that I'll feature soon. :-) (You would love them!)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Things are looking great your way! Happy spring to you, too!

joey said...

Hi Shady ~ all is looking good in your garden, Toots! I'm panicking 'cause I don't see my Bloodroot (if yours is missing, you'll know where to look)!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Sue. I'm sorry I haven't been to visit for awhile... I actually haven't been anywhere! (Except in my backyard).

Joey, I wish my "colony" were a bit larger... I'd send you some!!! Of course, if you came all the way down here, I'd give you some anyway! :-)

The Garden Ms. S said...

Lovely! You will have to post more on your blue bells as they get going - I think they are so sweet.

Jayne said...

Love the fritillaria (checkered lily). I had to hand my garden over to a gardener some time ago and he dug all mine up! Doh!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Spring has been speaking to me loquaciously too! The sap is definitely rising - at last. :)

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Don't you just love spring!~~Dee

Tumblewords: said...

Delightfully lovely littles!!

Shady Gardener said...

Garden Ms S - Absolutely! I'll be posting more on the Virginia Bluebells in a few days or so, as they're just now "coming into their own!"

Jayne, What a sad story. I hope you are able to find some more bulbs (they're pretty easy to find, and you don't have to purchase expensive ones...)

Hi Sheila, What fun! I'm needing to see what "A Postcard a Day" means!

Dee, Absolutely! Isn't it wonderful?

Hi Tumblewords, It's getting better all the time! ;-) How are things at your place?

Nutty Gnome said...

Hi Shady - lovely flowers! I really need to go and have a wander round my garden to see what's coming up .... but I spent the day wandering (coatless!) round our second-hand market with First-Born instead! Got to get my 'daughter fix' in before she goes back to uni at the weekend :(

Anonymous said...

Hello SG~~ Loquacious sounds so much nicer than logorrheic. [How's that from a wannabe wordsmith? Smile, smile.]

I'm jealous of your success with the spring ephemerals. The trout lily...ooh la la! Fritillaria, OMGosh! Such beauties...

Please pat yourself on the back for me.

I'll stop now, lest I be accused [again] of the aforementioned adjectives. :)

Anonymous said...

Man, Shady, Aunt MEA is a generous relative! Those are some outstanding passalongs. Your VA bluebells have really naturalized well. I am envious of the little trout lilies, mine have never bloomed, but the leaves are still a joy to ponder. How funny about your word and forgetting the other one. Maybe your girlfriend will read this post and comment with the answer! Well, it COULD happen. Loquacious R us. :-)

Gail said...

Shady, I like loquacious and have always occasionally gotten it confused with Jean Luc Picard's Borg name Locutus...It seemed like loquacious made more sense! But then I never studied latin! But I digress and ambeing too loquacious...The subject is how lovely you flowers are...and they are. Love Virginia Bluebells, I had them once...they are buried under the big turtle rock in my front garden...I just never replaced them...I love spring;) gail

belladana said...

You said 'Trevi fountain at right'. What I saw was, 'Trevi fountain at night'!! And my 'loquacious' imagination sent me to Italy! LOL nice L post!

Shady Gardener said...

Liz, Where (what?) is uni? In Iowa we have UNI - University of Northern Iowa (my original alma mater). But I do agree - you never can get enough "daughter-fixes!" :-) Coatless means warm weather. We've had a few days that were that warm. I think it's supposed to be quite cold tonight. Hope all these premature bloomers make it alright!

Grace, I had to look up your logorrhea/logorrheic word! Great Word!! I think I'm prone to some of this at times... hate to admit it. Being talkative should be enough! ;-) I'll take your pat - thanks! lol.

Hi Frances, I should have mentioned that the bluebells were passalongs from my mom! :-) Aren't they great? And they're spreading around so very sweetly!

Gail, Would you like me to send you a couple of Virginia Bluebells? I sent some to Kathleen and Monica last year. I'm hearing that Kathleen's are growing this Spring(!). Haven't as yet heard from Monica. BTW! My Tennessee Coneflowers are growing back very healthily this Spring!! Yea! Thankyouverymuch! :-)

belladana, You just sent me on a little trip of my own! ;-) Ohsolomio! ha. Thanks for your visit!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It sure does look like Spring. I love all those wildflowers! Does your Virginia Bluebell spread? I have one that has bloomed last year and this year with just one little clump of flowers. I'm really hoping it'll spread. I also would love to find some of the Trout lilies.
Happy Spring to you :)

jay said...

Beautiful collection of spring flowers and plants, and I love the word 'loquacious'!

What a pity it's not so easy to add soundbites - the birds in springtime could definitely be described that way!

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely flowers.

I am not loquacious by nature, rather shy, but love the word.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!- Ramblin' with Roger

Shady Gardener said...

Catherine, I've sent you an e-mail. Your Virginia Bluebells are not aggressive, but the seeds should be spreading. Watch for little round, green leaves in the early Spring. :-)

Jay, You are exactly right! I should take a video and post it!!

Roger, I may not go through another round of the ABC's, but it's a fun meme!

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Nice selection of plants.
What that Wild Ginger...really unique.

Anna said...

Beautiful photos of spring flowers. Do you really see all of those out now? Here in Sweden, there are still patches of dirty snow!
I am so late this week.
Best wishes,


Shady Gardener said...

Patsi, I will try to capture the blossom of the Wild Ginger this year! I completely missed it last year!!

Anna, Absolutely! These (and more) are blooming right now. Minnesota (the state north of us) received quite a snowfall last week. However, that would be a rather expected event yet at this time of year. Thank you for your visit! :-)

Mr Brown Thumb said...

That checkered lily is really nice. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful bloom.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Mr. BT! Isn't it great? You should check into fritillarias! I'm going to post photos of a couple more varieties I planted two Falls ago. They're very unique, if nothing else! ha.