|I thought this was not any ordinary Oxalis. It's likely a Bermuda Buttercup, down on a shoe from North County. Yay!|
See it HERE And If I'm not mistaken, it's a host plant for those cute little Coastal Blue Butterflies, as some other oxalis are. I have seen two pigmy blues in the corner of my yard; that was last year. They are different than the very blue tiny butterflies that I assume are Coastal Blues that we saw several years in a row at Torrey Pines Reserve. Once you see these tiny guys, you are absolutely in love.
Something interesting about another Oxalis, at the Elephant's Eye Blog. I have to admit to loving winter weeds as much as other Southern Dry Climate peoples. They are the most conspicuous natural event of the year in my garden. So much green is never seen here unless it's fatal mono-culture day-glo green lawns.
Those are quickly disappearing as the water bills go up and up. The neighbor has a huge lawn in his back yard, but he worked for a water company. They must get some special "deal" or "courtesy" rate from the Good Old Boy network.
|Scissor weed plant. I have no idea what it's really called but my brother, sister and I always made scissors from these.|
I passed the Lost Art, on to my kids.
But, here's what you do with the weed pods. Making Scissors from Weeds It's for the kid in us all.
Ok. Knitting Pals, I'm sorry to say that the knitting gets ten minutes of my time per day. With the first cuppa in the morning, if I remember, I get out the needles and have at it. It's Garden time in Southern California. We revel in the rains, and the cooler weather but still, it's cold at night but 79º F during the day. I've learned not to knit at night. Knit by Night, Rip back by Day.