Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Fwing" went the fronds of my plants

Obviously, "fwing" is the noise that certain plants would make if their flower or foliage were to unfurl at a more rapid pace than they really do.






Alliums are also plants that "fwing", but it will be a week or so until their firework display lights up the garden.

19 comments:

"bear's house" by bear by ni said...

Beautiful blog. It's very interesting!!!! I love the flowers. Compliments. Bye from Italy. NIVES

Esther Montgomery said...

Absolutely!

Though . . . I used to cut wire at Greenham Common - and, for a moment, - I thought the unfurled frond was an unwound piece from chainlink fencing.

Esthe Montgomery
ESTHER IN THE GARDEN

VP said...

Fwing's a great word! Just what my tree ferns are doing at the moment.

Amy said...

I've often wished I had the right conditions for growing ferns. You took some great photos here. I can almost hear them "fwing-ing" :)

HappyMouffetard said...

Thank you for your comments :-) SomeBeans (the under gardener, or more accurately, the digger and photographer) suggested that the Gunnera is also a plant which fwings.

Vanillalotus said...

Wonderful ferns. I love to see ferns unfurling. I wish I could hear the Fwing of plants opening.

Titania said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love your blog-garden and I will have to listen to the "Fwings" of my plants. The photos of the unfurling fronds of your ferns are great. I have a huge King fern, the fronds are 2 m high I will have to listen to it when it unfurls...

JamesA-S said...

I understand 'fwing' perfectly although I should point out that Rheums (and, to a lesser extent, Rodgersias) "thwowl". An altogether more ponderous and protracted sound beginning very low and rumbly. I think it is due to the size of the leaves.
Thank you, by the way, for your Blotanicalisation. I do not fully understand how it works and am a bit short of time for investigation. At the movment I appear to have one favourite which is a Blog I have never heard of: although I am sure it is most agreeable.

HappyMouffetard said...

I shall have to listen out to the "thwowls" of my Rodgersias and Rheums & will report back, should they survive the splurges of slugs.

chey said...

I can just imagine that sound! Great post, and I absolutely love your photos!!

artistsgarden said...

Just discovered your blog. Lovely photos, and yes "Fwing" is what the fronds do. :)
regards
Karen

Anonymous said...

Great elequent writing!
Very entertaining read - and nice detailed pictures.

keep up the good work!
Regards,
ESP
www.east-side-patch.livejournal.com

rees cowden said...

Nice photos,
Did you know the young fiddlenecks are edible?
Rees Cowden
www.greensideupblog.com

Zoƫ said...

Fabulous pix, and love the sound effects too!

MELISSA MANNON said...

great pictures!

GardenJoy4Me said...

I just knew there was a specific noise these plants made when they did that. Perfect ! I'm now a happy gardener : )
LOL
Joy
PS .. very nice photos by the way

Julia said...

I've always thought my ferns have "pa-doiiing-ed", but I think fwinging is far more appropriate! I haven't heard my Gunnera go "fwing" yet...

HappyMouffetard said...

I fully understand pa-doiiing.

Actually, having listened carefully to the Gunnera, I think 'fwing' was a bit of an overstatement.

Julia said...

Possibly a wooooooop (going up in pitch) for a Gunnera?