Friday, April 9, 2010
Flaunting What I’ve Got
Which still isn’t very much! I am enjoying the flowers that we do have and am very thankful for bulbs. Without bulbs, my yard would look like a barren wasteland. Without bulbs, it would actually look like we live in the high desert (or Mordor, which is basically the same thing when you think about it) and that is a look I am trying to avoid, even if that is where I reside.
However, I am finally able to see the potential for flowers from a source other than bulbs. You will need to adjust your expectations and look at the next two pictures through desert eyes!
The delphiniums survived the winter and are growing at an incredible rate!
As are the hollyhocks! I have hollyhocks lining a 50 foot stretch of fence. I can almost visualize the wall of hollyhocks that will exist in a couple of months…
I also have another UFO – Unidentified Flowering Object:
Several years ago I bought some bulbs and the only thing I paid attention to was whether they could spend the winter in the ground. These met my exacting standards. I bought them, planted them, and lost the paper with their name. Please let me know if you recognize these little beauties.
What is growing in your garden? Are the perennials starting to emerge? Visit Flaunt Your Flowers Friday at Tootsie Time , to see what is growing in gardens around the world.
Please come back tomorrow, when I will show you what is happening in my edible garden. I am so incredibly jazzed about a discovery that I made, that it is very hard not to show you today!