gradually revealed the blues that were lurking nearby. The roses are blooming sporadically at this point, so every bloom is savoured more than the ones that came earlier.
Coneflowers continue to bloom as if they haven’t a care in the world. I love these flowers – so easy to grow and wonderful to watch as the flowers slowly change from a cool greenish colour to a pink.
And then there’s the Campanula peeking through the Sea Holly. I think this year I need to pull a few of the Sea Holly. The thing is they really want to take over this small corner of the world. I need a bigger garden!
Aren’t these the coolest seedpods? This is a gas plant, long past blooming, with seedpods resembling star anise. They are covered in a reddish -brown fur and aren’t easy to break into. The birds don’t seem to have any problem though and have started nibbling on them. You can see some missing seedpods already. I love seeing these poking through the snow in mid-January.
And then there are the Balloon flowers. It’s as if they pop open before your eyes. I bought these plants, which were sold in a six pack of annuals … but I knew better. They increase slowly and look lovely.