|Partial view from my back porch
This may be a lame GBBD post since I don't have much time but please forgive me. At least this time you'll get a few longer views instead of the fun close-up ones. The spring garden is starting to hit all its cylinders, as they say.
|Poppies, larkspur, and sweet peas
This bed looks rather like a cottage garden. In reality it's a bit of a hot mess what with the plants stomping on each other. But I'm still enjoying it. The red poppies are 'Legion of Honor', the sweet peas are 'April in Paris', and the larkspur, just now starting to bloom, are 'French Alouette', all from seed from Renee's Garden (I should mention they were freebies). The sweet peas are not my most favorite ones I've grown. There is a ton of green growth and the delicate purple rim on the blooms gets lost from just a few feet away. But they're nice and fragrant and long stemmed. Next to the larkspur are some opium poppies I got from the Chelsea Psychic Garden in London. I can't wait to see what they look like when they bloom. But soon I will be ripping this all down to make way for some herbs, a new trellis, and to give the other plants such as the black-eyed Susans some room.
|Flowering tobacco and gaura
Bloomers today in this bed include 'Pink Fountains' gaura, a dwarf form of guara, and flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sp.). Also, that tall, skinny purple thing is Verbena bonariensis. The hummers have been hanging around here. The large mound behind this bed is 'Black and Blue' salvia just starting to bloom.
I have lots more blooming in my other beds including roses, daylilies, amsonia, coreopsis, 'Victoria Blue' salvia, Lanai Bright Pink verbena, a late-blooming daffodil called 'April Queen', and even my lettuce and arugula, ha! I hope you hop on over to Carol's blog to see what else is blooming around the world on this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2013. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.