It’s not going to get more than 5 or 6 feet, but I only planted it a year and a half ago, so it’s doing pretty well.
I know lots of people already have lots of more impressive flowers than this. But these bulbs were only planted last fall, and it’s been a difficult March.
My downstairs neighbor and I cleared the weeds out of this part of the front yard last October, and I ordered bulbs. They arrived a couple of days after I broke the ankle, so she and her husband put them in.
I ordered a cheap assortment, because I wasn’t sure whether they would all get eaten by squirrels or rabbits, but they seem to have come up pretty well. There are other buds, so there will be better pictures in a couple of weeks.
Or at least a weed on the tennis court. It has been cheerful for the last couple of weeks when I take Maia to chase her ball on the tennis court, so I took its picture this morning.
The alliums do the best of all the bulbs I ordered the year after I bought the condo. I think the others all died out.
I’m hoping these seed and last forever.
These my mother gave me a few years ago, and they like it here.
This is a volunteer grass, which is quite nice when it’s blooming, but I’m going to have to pull some out or it will crowd out the rhubarb.
The rhubarb looks more enthusiastic than it has the last few summers; violets are regular volunteers; the Jack-in-the-pulpits (Jacks-in-the-pulpit?) are doing well.
We had a very hot and dry April in this part of the world, so we were all wondering whether there would be flowers in May at all.
Fortunately, we’ve had a cool, wet May, so there are not only flowers (a lot of the May ones bloomed in April, but we’re getting some of the June roses now) but these mushrooms sprung up on the sidewalk across the street from me.