My boys love the buds on these plants so much that if I don’t watch them closely they will be out there “popping” the unopened flowers. lol These are also known as Japanese or Chinese Bellflowers sometimes. By the way, this is my favorite shot, I love how the sunlight shows off the deeper blue veining in the blooms.
I have a white variety that has been divided and spread in several places throughout the garden. However it has long since bloomed and faded so it was a nice surprise to see this pink one just starting to shine. And the color reminds me of cotton candy, it’s so bright and fun.
I know this doesn’t count as a bloom, but I love how the new fronds on this fern are this bronzey orange tone. This has to be my favorite fern for the shade. The colors can go from bronze to gold to red and then green all on one plant.
Here’s a few more things that are currently starting to bloom in the garden this week. I’m seeing a trend of purple this month in the garden. 🙂 To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in this week please visit our gracious host Ms Greenthumb.