Happy Friday the 13th!!
Let’s also ice some cake with the fact it will also be a full moon… Whoo-ha let the craziness begin!! I’m going to have to check the police blotter Saturday morning, there will surely be some stupid stories of violence to read about. Sigh.
Do you have triskaidekaphobia?
“It’s been estimated that [U.S] $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because people will not fly or do business they would normally do,” said Donald Dossey, founder of the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina.
You could always stay home and cuddle-up with your internet device and read Midwestern Plants all day!! =-)
One way the day received it’s bad karma was from an old Norse myth.
One fine day in Valhalla, home to the 12 Norse gods, there was a party. Loki (the trickster) crashed the party (13th guest) and arranged for Hoder (the blind god of darkness) to kill Baldr (the beautiful god of light) with a mistletoe-tipped arrow, his only way to die.
After Baldr’s death, the world got dark and mourned the death of the god. Since then, the number 13 has been associated with gloom and doom.
Click HERE for what was blooming last year =-)
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ – Catmint
Not really low at 18″ – 24″, the name may be related to the breeder or the person honored with the name.
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ – Dwarf Korean lilac
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’ – Diablo Ninebark
Weigela florida – ‘Wine and Roses’
Iris sibirica ‘Caesars Brother’ – Siberian Iris
Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’ – Cornflower
The color is described as burgundy-black. Truly a unique color for the garden!!
Trifolium repens – white clover
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