Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday morning Pumpkin blossom and Moonbeam Coreopsis




Pumpkin blooms arrive this morning, golden yellow unfurling blossoms. In Japan, the blossoms are picked, dipped in tempura batter, fried gently for a delicacy. Grown in a big pot, my hope is that mine will produce a plump pumpkin in the fall.



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Moonbeam coreopsis, aka tickseed

5 comments:

tut-tut said...

I love all that gorgeous yellow. What else are you growing?

workinthatpreppy(ADN) said...

My son and I have pumpkins growing...but no yellow blooms to pollinate yet. We haven't had much rain here. Hope to see some orange pumpkins come October!

teaorwine said...

tut-tut... only pumpkins! I saved and dried seeds last fall. Even if I do not get any pumpkins, the foliage and blooms are fun to watch.

teaorwine said...

adn... I have been hand watering mine like crazy! They drink voraciously...several buckets per day. I may have to hand-pollinate also, as the blooms are only open a short time in the morning. I m waiting for a "female" bloom to arrive, as I only have males right now. Good luck with yours. Fun for kids to watch them grow from little seeds.

Tracy said...

Such lovelieness..I used to have Moombean coreopsis some years ago...