More things are beginning to bloom this week and in mass too! Purples and whites seems to be the theme in this post. Allium neopolitanum is a great bulb for containers since it tends to be a bit invasive in the garden. Right now it occupies my red washtub with some yellow pansies. The Siberian Iris ‘New Wine’ is one of my favorites, in fact I divided it last fall to add to other areas of the garden. The hint of blue on the falls is pretty mingled with the purple and yellow. This Rhodie has been a part of my garden for many years now and it always puts on a great show in April. Look the Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ I posted about last week is now in full bloom! The buds start out a deep smoky purple that opens to this pale lavender. I love these little Zephyranthes candida. They are commonly called either Zephyr Lily, Rain Lily or Fairy Lily. They always seem to bloom right after a nice rain fall. Two of my Clemmies, ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Niobe’, are putting on a great show right now with their first big flush of the season. The trellises they occupy dress up a blank brick wall out front and a shed wall in the back yard. I showed you just a couple of days ago my Rosa ‘Morning Magic’ and now look at her! She is a mass of gorgeous shell blooms that fade to a off white with age. This is just one side of the arch in the Arbor Garden, the other side has the same rose but it is two years younger and hasn’t quite caught up yet. Have a nice weekend everyone! I’ll be in the tinkering around in the garden most likely. 🙂
Masses of Blooms!