off season wonder. i see the picture. and i wonder. the tag is there. is there a flag ? will there be room for the flowers that are flagged ? when i sit and look at the flowers and wonder dreams these are not the things i think. however it eventually comes down to this. there are usually a handful of flowers that are flagged and there is very little doubt. the rest are in that nebulous gray area – the one where i wonder if they will get lost in the jumble. then again that would be the garden. just a little more convoluted than the pretty flowers look. so here is the wonder of tonight. three images… and the cross , a little more decoded and less wonder 13-121 10-014 Prague Spring x Gift Tie ) x Katy’s Blue
this is a lavender seedling. a cross of Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue. a mid to late season plant crossed with a mid season plant. so far the seedling is blooming after Katy’s Blue, so it may be a mid to late season too. we can make bloom season last longer. two images
this is a sibling to yesterday’s flower. both of them are from the same cross. color wise and size wise they are both quite similar. one has curls and one went for the open straight star form. do you prefer the curls ? or do you prefer the wide open star shape. or does the question ‘what happens when these two are put together ?’ appeal to you ? now if i don’t mind my garden increasing at an unsustainable rate well then i could keep all three options on the table. somehow a choice will need to be made. first the star sans curls and then the siblings side by side.
it snowed here again today. after several years of mild winters we are really making up for that this year. so the sight of this flower is a lovely reminder that warmer weather will return. even if it is not as soon as some of us might wish. this seedling is a cross of Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue. i don’t think either parent has quite so much twist and curl. a delicate plant. enjoy.
Playing with floral colors and shapes. They are the Legos in my garden. Looking at two plants and imagine the possibilities they might bring together. Irish Lullaby and Katy’s Blue are two such plants. One is a mid-season plant and the other a mid to late season plant. I remember seeing Irish Lullaby just starting to bloom at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Starting to bloom as so many early blooming plants were starting to fade. Blooming with a nice tall scape with very decent bud count. So this is a plant to carry the season into the summer months. It has just started blooming here. And so has its seedling.