Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|ARTICHOKE IN BLOOM|
|BLUEBIRD NEMESIA FRUTICANS|
The artichoke had an abundance of flowers this spring. I love when they bloom. Such an interesting plant to grow.
My surprise plant of the year is the Bluebird Nemesia Fruticans. I planted in the garden midautumn 2011. Once these plants became established, they have been flowering ever since nonstop. The individual blossom is very dainty but there are so many blooms on the plant, they give a very nice show of purplish blue flowers. Funny plant tag states about these plants: "I eat sunlight for breakfast." For the record, I eat oatmeal or Kashi!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Because sunflowers are her favorite flower, I've paired the two in today's post.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Now it is time to clean out the remain few vines and prepare the garden for the summer crops.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
|Artichoke with deep purple accents|
|An Artichoke of a Different Color|
This year, the artichokes surprised me. When the 'chokes started growing, they were green and had deep purple accents. Then, the surprise went further when I saw I had two styles growing. The one is the round, globe style seen in the veggie displays in grocery or farmers' markets. The second style which grew never was tight or globe-like. The leaves are elongated and presented themselves in an open style right from the beginning.