I guess you could call it "growing pains." My bi-polar garden, just a few short weeks ago, slumbering in apparent bliss, is now fully awake and going gang busters. I'm constantly running for the pruners. Then for the wheelbarrow. Certain plants, that shall remain nameless for the sake of brevity, are bullying their neighbors and I'm cutting and trimming and deadheading. I'm not complaining though. Pruning brings instant gratification and after such a long slump, I'm happy to be at the "Jump" stage. Here are a few photos I took this morning.
My PINK California poppies are looking great albeit a bit on the wild side.
[I purchased my seed from this site.]
'Gertie' [Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'] is happy with the fertilizer I gave her. :)
Rosa 'Knock Out' is knocking my socks off.
In the center of the photo is the first of my Breadseed poppy flowers--a nice matching pink!
All of our spring rain has been a boost for the Calla Lilies. They look better than they ever have.
Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' is a happy camper.
Rosa 'William Baffin' is blooming but the rain has really done a number on its foliage. Oh well...
Santa Barbara Daisies, Phygelius 'Cherry Ripe' and a Veronica. Ordered chaos!
Persicaria 'Red Dragon' with Geranium 'Jolly Bee'
Rosa 'Grotendorst' with Geranium 'Patricia'