Getting Distracted by Spring Flowers

It’s hard not to get distracted by the flowers of spring, even though I still don’t have that many in the garden yet! Here’s a small tour of distraction. Spring has properly said “hello” now.

Sweet William Sooty

My newest burgundy plant to flower is Dianthus barbatus ‘Sooty’, commonly known as Sweet William Sooty. I planted it last summer and have been enjoying its burgundy-green foliage, but over the last week it has flowered and now I am really enjoying it. First, it unfurled a collection of spiky burgundy flowerheads. Then, one by one, buds began … More Sweet William Sooty

Red Flowers

My plan to have more red flowers in the garden is starting to pan out. Here are a few of these delights. My red Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Red Volunteer’) has flowered for the first time, which pleases me greatly. The plant is really big and I should be able to divide it when it’s finished flowering. … More Red Flowers