Friday, January 12, 2018
Previews Of Coming Attractions
Gosh I miss my plants! Today's weirdly warm weather allowed for a quick preview of coming attractions in the garden. This perfect little round clump of bluets in the garden down by the road means there will be beautiful little blue flowers arriving in the spring. They are not to be missed!
This coral bells will be a coming attraction for the hummingbirds in the neighborhood. True it has been nibbled on a little, but the mound of foliage with slender stems and tiny reddish pink bells will come back strong and have me all a buzz along with the hummingbirds!
This perennial flax is clearly planning to put on a show of beautiful blue flowers. Each delicate pale green feathery stem will have blue flowers on the top. Individual flowers fade quickly, but keep coming and the plant looks great from spring to fall. For me it is a must see!
Ed's pinxter is a budded and ready for it's dazzling pink display coming in May. If you have never seen this native plant in person, you have missed something very special!
Cardinal flower is having a special grand opening here in 2018. These magnificent stunning red native plants loved by hummingbirds and gardeners alike are still in the production phase. We will tell more when spring arrives. The rain has begun and our sneak preview is over for now.