It’s hard not to get distracted by the flowers of spring, even though I still don’t have that many in the garden yet! Here’s a small tour of distraction. Spring has properly said “hello” now.
So, the garden isn’t exactly bursting with flowers, but I have some! Most of my flowering plants are still in pots, but there are red roses in the garden and perennials and annuals are slowly starting to make their way in. Notice any general colour themes going on?
My newest burgundy plant to flower is Dianthus barbatus ‘Sooty’, commonly known as Sweet William Sooty. I planted it last summer and have been enjoying its burgundy-green foliage, but over the last week it has flowered and now I am really enjoying it. First, it unfurled a collection of spiky burgundy flowerheads. Then, one by one, buds began … More Sweet William Sooty
My plan to have more red flowers in the garden is starting to pan out. Here are a few of these delights. My red Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Red Volunteer’) has flowered for the first time, which pleases me greatly. The plant is really big and I should be able to divide it when it’s finished flowering. … More Red Flowers