, I have lots of new bloomers! I don't even know where to begin. I will just pick a few to showcase for Blooming Tuesday as I know most of you don't want to see a dozen or more pictures today!
First I will show the lupine that I featured awhile back. It turned out to be pink and quite lovely.
I have to say that this is one of my biggest and best lupine blooms. I am doing the happy dance over this one!
I also had one white poppy bloom. I LOVE this poppy called 'Royal Wedding', BUT....
I am very disappointed as I expected many white poppy blooms as this is the third year for these Breck's poppies. Most of you know I order from Breck's and I have not been happy the past few years. You all know the saying..........the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they LEAP! Hmmmmmmmmmm, one bloom is no leap in my book. I planted six poppies (2 of 3 varieties) and this year I have a total of 4 buds..........4 buds total for six plants--not good!
I have long forgotten where I planted which color, so I am pretty excited to see what these two luscious buds will morph in to--I am hoping they will be the gorgeous salmon-colored 'Queen Alexander'.
Update 5:00 pm: I got home from work and the two buds opened. I was a little let down to see they were white.
I still have two buds to open on another plant. I think that one has to be either purple or salmon.
I also have two different colored spiderworts blooming--the typical blue and the less seen magenta:
I seem to have alot of magenta this year. I probably dug up a lot of blue and threw it out last year. It tends to take over and sometimes my patience wears thin and I just toss it out in the wooded area where it usually continues to bloom even though there is very little sun back there. You really can't kill this plant.
Right next to the magenta spiderwort, I have an allium 'Christopherii' blooming.
This guy started out HUGE - like 12 inches across - now I can fit it in in my palm. I really hate how my allium get smaller and smaller each year - that is those that return - most them just die out. I love allium, but I have to treat it like an annual to get the best blooms. That can be pretty expensive, so I don't do it. Do any of you have this problem with allium?
My MIL gave me this white-flowering plant. She called it Sweet Annie..........it has the most wonderful sweet smell..........do any of you grow this herb?
I have a few clumps of Dutch Iris blooming. I like them next to these chives:
Last, but not least, I show you the promise of flowers to come:
I think I enjoy the peony buds almost as much as the flowers.
Be sure to go and visit the other participants at Jean's Blooming Tuesday