Here’s what’s blooming in this neck of the woods today. I have by no means captured every blooming thing on film this spring. Learning while doing is a great experience! Mistakes and omissions give a LOT of feedback. The flower scape is ever changing here and with all the rain we’ll likely see more of things we miss in other years.
Notice the background flowers in varying degrees of opening. The roadsides are covered with these lovelies this time of year.
They eventually open to a small saucerlike plate size.
Yarrow is sometimes easily confused with Queen Anne’s Lace as it is similar looking. Notice the differently shaped flower petals and the woody stalk, also the tree like leaves from near the base. Yarrow generally grows at the edge of the woods but sometimes mixes in with the Queen Ann’s Lace.
Notice the coloration near the base of the petals. Queen Anne’s Lace is generally white throughout, whereas the yarrow can be pink to salmon or dusty pale colors.
The day lilies are really showing their colors, opening more blooms every day. An edible I have never tried them . I don’t eat too many flowers but many are edible. Consult a reputable reference book before departing on such an adventure.
The next two flowers were given to me for my 50th birthday. It was a large brown paper bag filled with 50 bulbs of different kinds, and a fifty cent piece tapped to the bag. I’m saving the fifty cent piece in case there’s hard times. Many of them made it, some didn’t. I was terribly new to planting bulbs correctly! The first is a Japanese Lilly and I have no clue what the little purple ones are! If you know please tell me. Mar?
These are growing to about 4 1/2 feet this year and have about 15 flower heads between the three of them. There are about a dozen baby ones that have grown to 8-12 inches this year. I suppose they need to be divided and replanted to gain more height from the new ones, and to bloom.
NO idea what these are. They do better each year even though I lost several the first year due to improper planting. That’s my best guess anyway.
This last one is actually a potted plant that resides inside through the winter. It gets kind of wimpy during the winter months but perks right up in the summer IF I put it outside. It does best on the south side of the house where it gets a little bit of early direct sunlight then indirect light most of the day. It has these pretty little pink flowers on the ends of longish stalks. It is a succulent and was given to me by my Aunt Zoma.