Friday, July 23, 2010

Flower Friday - Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea) - "Terra Cotta"

This week's featured flower is - Yarrow!  This drought-tolerant perennial has feathery, fern-like foliage and is available in a wide variety of colors.  Our "Terra Cotta" yarrow is covered with crowns of yellow & orange flowers from June through August.  The flowers retain their color when dried, and this plant can be heavily chopped back mid-summer to encourage it to continue blooming into the fall.  To learn more about Yarrow, check out GardenGuide's "How to Grow Yarrow" video or see Yarrow in a variety of colors on Dave's Gardens' Yarrow pages.

A few book and blogosphere updates:

An image of Clary and Jace by Nicole Virella (for the upcoming City of Bones graphic novel)
1.   Cassandra Clare shared some new images from the upcoming City of Bones graphic novel which will be published by Th3rd World Comics.  You can see the images and read Cassandra Clare's full post here and check out more of artist Nicole Virella's work on her blog.

2.  Claudia Gray is giving away an ARC of Lisa Desrochers's Personal Demons as well as copies of Cat Adams' Blood Song and Siren Song.  You can read more about that contest here (ends 7/27).  Lisa Derochers is also hosting her own ARC contest here (ends 7/30).  And forty ARCs of Personal Demons will be given away through Goodreads.  You can check that out here (ends 8/12).

3.  Stephanie Burgis's first Kat Stephenson novel (entitled A Most Improper Magick in the UK) has a new US title, a new US release date, and an awesome new US cover.  Kat, Incorrigible is now scheduled for publication on April 5, 2011.  The second book will now be called Kat, Incorrigible: A Tangle of Magics.  French artist Annette Marnat's cover illustration is just way too adorable, so I'm also going to post the full jacket illustration below.  Click here to read Stephanie Burgis's full announcement regarding the new US cover, release date, and title.  To see more of Annette Marnat's artwork, click here.  You can also read the first chapter of Kat, Incorrigible here.


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Candace said...

That cover is adorable! I LOVE it!

Cleverly Inked said...

Personal demon looks really good. awesome

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers - and I bet it's one I could grow.

Violet said...

Liz - I am excited to read Personal Demons too! :)

Carol - Thank you! :)

Violet said...

Selva - Thank you for the lovely award! :)

Candace - Isn't that cover adorable?! So cute! :)

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