Friday, June 2, 2017
Garden Photopalooza, Early June Edition
As I mentioned the other day, there's a lot going on in the garden right now! Here are some highlights, though I can't possibly begin to picture everything that's blooming.
First, Dave bought some peonies (above) that are looking pretty amazing. The hybrid is called "Bowl of Beauty."
I rescued this potted pink valerian in early April from the neighbor's house that's under renovation.
We've had loads of pink campion -- maybe a little too much, honestly. I've been letting it grow but it's getting awfully enthusiastic. It gets lots of aphids on it, providing habitat for ladybirds.
Remember how I mentioned the roses are going gangbusters?
This is a rose that we aren't sure we've seen before -- but I think we probably have. At this point, we've lived in this flat long enough (almost 3 years!) that I think everything that's going to bloom has bloomed.
These Maltese Cross flowers appeared literally overnight last night.
Here's our first nasturtium blossom of the season. Dave grew a bunch of them from seed.
And here -- looking like a mini-me of the nasturtium -- is a volunteer marigold that appeared all on its own in one of our flowerpots. (I later added the petunias.) It must have come from seed from last year's marigolds.
And finally, the delicate nigella, which manages to sow itself each year with no intervention from us.