Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh, no! It's the Return of the Cone Heads!

It's a sure sign that spring is on the way in Seattle when you begin to see these in the garden.
These pink cones are ornamental winter cabbages that are nearing the end of their life cycle and are getting ready to flower. These bolting Brassicas will keep getting taller and pointier until either the gardener pulls them out and replaces them with something else or they go to seed.

In the past, I didn't like the cone heads very much, but I'm beginning to now. Maybe it's because this particular planting looks pretty good. Or maybe it's because they match the color of my rain coat.