Six on Saturday

Firsts

This weeks post is all about ‘Firsts’. First roses, ‘Let’s Celebrate’ is a good place to start. Sweetly scented, dark glossy healthy foliage and frilly baby pink flowers. What’s not to like.

Tulbaghia violacea, bit of a fuzzy photo but it was breezy! The first beautiful violet flowers and lots more to come. Simply stunning en masse or on its own, like this one.

Sweet Pea ‘Painted Lady’, one of the oldest varieties and still one of the best. The very first sweet pea to flower and just wait ’til next week!

Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ and ‘Summer Sky’. These two will be flowering for months producing armfuls of flowers for the house and for visiting friends. The perfect flower for a vase lasting at least 7 days and usually 10 if you keep shortening the stems and changing the water.

The French Lavender opened fully this morning and the bees were on it immediately. Totally neglected, on dreadful poor, dry soil in full sun and never watered. The perfect plant!

Leucanthemum vulgare, Oxeye daisies to you and me, right next to the neglected lavender and also ignored until now. Then, suddenly, this happens! One day you turn around and the boring green foliage erupts into flower and catches your attention. Stunning!

There it is then. Six firsts for a Saturday.

Enjoy your weekend.

David

4 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

  1. Your daisies are looking so bright and perky! When I try to grow them here in Northern California, they get eaten by little black bugs. And, I have to keep them in a container or the gophers eat their roots. So it’s nice to enjoy them vicariously thru your garden!

    • Hi Lisa. It’s funny that we gardeners have similar problems wherever we live! We don’t have gophers but we have badgers, rabbits and deer which cause immense damage and disappointment. We all have bugs and diseases to cope with too, this is shaping up to be a bad year for aphids and black spot on roses. Fortunately, the good always manages to outshine the bad!

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