Happy Friday the 13th, fellow black catz! It's flower time. Damn the Columbines just keep impressing me. Here's another bicolor:
Thistles aren't popular in many gardens, but I love mine. It's really huge and has only begun to bloom, and I expect it to go on forever.
She's done with the bloom, but on a sunny day, I really appreciate the contrast the leaves make with greener plants. This is the 'yellow' bleeding heart.
You prolly can't make him out, but there was the cutest little hopping bug sitting on this rose.
Normally, I hate flies but this one I'd not seen before and the orange was very cool.
Snow on the Mountain in bloom.
Yellow Spiderwort is on, but I'm still waiting for the green one to bloom.
I think this one is like/of the Sedum family. It's very short: only about an inch and a half or so. It is a wonderful groundcover that seems to do well everywhere and can take a lot of abuse, including regularly being stepped upon.
Tracy sez: don't be afraid to Cut Back After Bloom. So I'm learning to overcome my fear, and to good result. Reblooming Forget Me Not, just a week after cutback:
I can't get enough of Orange. Zinnia:
Oh Lambert....guess what I've got for you? Heh, be ready for Chastisement.
An example of "I will never understand." Iron Cross oxalis, blooming like a mutha in the shade, still waiting on the ones in the sun.
Three. Years. That's how long I've been waiting for the astilbe to bloom. So far this is the only one. I'm cursing the landscaper who told me to invest heavily in these, so far they are not at all living up to his claim, "they love the shade."
I had to force myself to slow down and photo this before it went into the tummy. The alpines are also making fruit, although they are smaller and much less sweet.
Happy Happy Joy Joy, the primroses are on! I sincerely hope the yellow ones I planted come up. These are actually pink, I guess it was too bright for the camera to reflect that properly.
This one is for Sarah. Never Give In, Never Surrender. These croci didn't show up until after all the rest were done. Very delicate and worth the wait.
I also dedicate this post to the poor folks in Iowa and other flooding midwestern states. I hope I can bring a little relief, or at least distraction from your troubles. I'm so sorry Chimpy "doesn't care about Midwesterners" any more than he does "black people."