Spanish Lavender, 'Quasti'....after many attempts to grow it in the ground, I have figured out I am most successful with Lavender in a container. I love all of the tiny individual flowers that come together to make one big bloom.
This guy was in such a hurry to bloom this year, it only has three leaves on the plant.
Celosia starting to bloom before the plant reaches mature height.
The Loropetalums in my yard and around town have had outstanding blooms this year.
For those of you that love Dianthus....start some carnations from seed....the off shoots root easily in sand and are sometimes better plants than the mother plant..evergreen/silverish here...
One of my dear neighbors brought me this container of Wild Violets she dug up from her gardens..She brought them from another city she lived in years and years ago. I left the container outside all winter....do you know it's name?
And then here we have Wild Violets that pop up everywhere...I should do some research to see if they are native. This one is different from the one from the neighbor.
Something strange happened with my husband and I rescuing plants over the winter. I rescued Petunias and so did he...my flat said 'mixed' for the color, his had no indication of color....every single one of the rescued Petunias are red....I have never had red Petunias before...My husband also suprised me with a couple flats of rescued Snapdragons...'mixed', they are all yellow! I just thought it out of the ordinary...but fun.
I do hope your weather is starting to show more Spring-like conditions...It's a very exciting and busy time in the gardens.
Today I am Thankful that my friends and loved ones are safe, healthy and happy...My thoughts and prayers are with Japan and everyone around that has been touched by this disaster.