someone dripped a little paint on an even littler petunia. or something approximately close to that. better add some other flowers. some of them are even daylilies. whew – that was perilously close to a major oops, or screw up even. i guess i will have to make a note to speak to the garden color consultant and weeding minions. in the alternate time lets get to the images… seven possibly eight if it is not too cold to count… debating point – is it the editor or the writer whom is on vacation ?
can a flower claim a color and make it its own ? there is the red of tulips. and the red of roses. and there is the red of peonies. not one of them is quite the same shade and yet the red goes to the flower.
the winter beat most of the roses right down to the ground. still they are not about to give up. they are sprouting. new growth is coming up from the base of the plants that survived. there is something neat about the fresh red growth of roses. the flower is forming already.
This is one of the other roses that just started blooming here. It is next to a well established and older pink climbing rose. So far this one has struggled along. Not giving up and not growing by leaps and bounds either. And for now that is good enough.
This is a no waiting, no panicking garden. You can text if you want to. Just don’t get any of that texting radiation on the flowers please. The iris are blooming, and the lupine are making spikes. The columbine have their spurs on display. Yarrows are opening up their flat purple blooms. And the climbing rose has decided it is a good day to bloom. A very good day to bloom.
Stella’s Ruffled Fingers is sending up a bloom scape, though the bloom is a week or two away. She is not to be out done by her seedlings. All four of the seedlings have flower scapes growing in the sun. The bloom will come when it is time.
Yet this is not a time of waiting. There is plenty to do. Two old seedling beds need to be cleared out. They need to be prepared for seed planting. And the final seed sorting needs to be made. The choices need to be planted. And the rows labeled. When that is all done and even a few annuals are planted, then, perhaps then Stella, her of the Ruffled Fingers and her clan will be ready to take center stage.