It's like Christmas every day. Better even!
Walking into the garden, new flowers are popping every day
and foliage is expanding to fill in what little room is left in the border.
Here are a selection of plants that I've been waiting to see bloom, some of them almost a year.
Hit or miss?
I'll tell you what I think and you can tell me if you agree or not.
I bought this Cistus last year. Unfortunately I lost the tag for so I can't identify it beyond the genus.
I love the soft, pink crepe paper-like flowers. It has been worth the wait.
I recently purchased this plant from Annie's Annuals. Geranium 'Bill Wallis' has pretty purple flowers but
they're about half the size of the typical hardy Geranium clan.
It's supposed to bloom until frost so I'll call it a HIT.
This honeysuckle vine is so filled with blossoms, the delicious scent will actually waft into the house!
Definitely a HIT!
Last year I posted two photos of mystery plants with a call for help in identifying them.
Several of us thought the above plant, not in bloom, looked like a weed.
Turns out it's a yellow-flowering Verbascum.
Although it's sweet, I'm not a fan of yellow.
The other plant is Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais.'
Someone did identify it correctly but I can't recall who now. Whoever you are, thank you.
The bees love it, Gail!
Speaking of 'Beaujolais' This is the first blossom [not yet completely open]
on the newly-purchased Scabiosa 'Beaujolais Bonnets.'
I still have it in a container as I try to figure out
where to plant it.
Check out my hardy Banana. It's about a foot tall with several offshoots.
Not very big yet but at least it survived the winter.
My smoky-pink bread seed poppy makes a nice color-echo with the adjacent
'Knock Out' rose.
This is a Japanese Iris that I keep in one of my ponds. It is the last of the irises to bloom
and worth the wait.
And finally, a rosy-pink colored Nasturtium. I planted an entire packet of seed in
a large container. Half of them have looked like this
but unfortunately the other half are blooming an orangy-scarlet.
Clash! What an awful disappointment.
So, what do you think?