Tuesday, May 6, 2008
My Blue Period
The latest blooms on the sweetpeas are a lovely light and dark blue. They are using the cosmos as a trellis.
In a couple of days, the zinnias will enter into the color chaos in the cutting garden. I don't remember what color they will be so it will be a nice surprise.
In the front yard I'm having more a purple phase. The Chinese ground orchid that was so small at Zilker Garden Fest that the seller gave me a discount is blooming.
The heartleaf skullcap (probably the strangest named plant, at least in my yard) is blooming like crazy.
I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that the shady front yard will never support the variety of bloom color that I would like. But I am beginning to appreciate the nuances of green in the yard. I mean with blog called Vert, shouldn't I?
And yet, the colors of the cosmos just make me smile.
And I'm not the only one.
Who are your plants making smile these days?