My new purple lupine that I bought at the Hardy Plant Society sale this Spring.
Ginormous girly poppy in front of Artemisia Valerie Finnis.
First year flower bud on my astilboides. Loving this plant!
Hens and chicks. This has got to be the chick, right? So cute!
Cerinthe, you just keep giving.
It seems a little early for my hardy gardenias to start blooming, but I'm not complaining.
I spent the first 5 years cursing this creeping campanula and am now singing its praises. Not many things can look this good in dry shade. NOT for the low maintenance garden though--she requires several haircuts a year.
My Black Lace black elderberry is so dreamy. Such a sophisticated AND romantic plant.
Himalayan honeysuckle. This plant is way underutilized in my opinion and I've recently learned that the dark red berries are edible and taste like chocolate.
Snaps in the veggie patch. I'm trying to grow more flowers in my veg garden this year to help ward off pests.
Bi-color columbine. I won't hold it against her that she's common--no denying that beauty.
Well, hello there. Aren't we orange? Seeds from the neighbor around the corner. It's so fun getting free plants and seeds from friends. I forgot I planted these and was eagerly awaiting Flemish poppy blooms all Spring, so it took me a while to adjust once THIS opened. But they sure are cheery AND they are the same color as my house.
David Austin's Windermere Rose makes me swoon. If only it would last more than 30 minutes as a cut flower. Still, quite photogenic don't you think?
Iceberg roses dancing with tiny feverfew flowers
Pat Austin you flirt, showing up all the other roses as usual.
Too hot to handle? A new salvia. Not sure I can get down with this much pink. Might have to be relocated to a neighbor's yard.
Giant white foxglove.