Today is the beginning of a dark sky and dripping. This may be a blessing after a recent drought. As the last of the Dolphins disappeared so fast, the temptation to grieve threatened me. But for many years flower beds always had more hope for the young.
The colors of the flower beds have moved to a more covered area than the spring bulbs. Black is a story that is fading backwards – purple. One walk showed that large alleys were being opened to different lavender. Although garden chives show strong buds, even those have a purple color.
A few more days and spherical heads appear in lavender. Clematis on the southwest corner is more or less bursting, purple. Some of the little irises that cover the ground are wine. The only part of the vine that is colored is the tip of the vine. The same, azure, still happily stands in a two-tone blue color.
Draw a line and bring it with an icon
During this quiet period, before the peonies began their spectacular procession, and a little pale blue forget-me-not still dressed in soft blue skirts, a new blue-eyed mound looked up at me. Just below the niqab, there is an ornament called iphion. His name is Jesse. Spring is a small bulb, so you need to order it for spring planting. Ipheion claims multiple sides. He is strong and resilient. Its star shape gives off a violet scent. It is delicious. It blooms for up to eight weeks, which is ideal for any bulb.
Easy to grow, cut and can be used to delight your kitchen environment. It has no maintenance and is free of disease. Because it acts as a ground cover, it can be planted in the sun or in partial shade under the bushes. It enjoys hiking and trails and embraces rockeries. Do people still plant rock gardens? It will be abundant and exciting in the years to come. The deer showed no interest in him. That was a coup in the courtyard.
There is another aspect that could be good. Ipheion comes in a variety of colors, almost all pastel. Charlotte Bishop is Rose. Albert Costillo is white. See your suppliers. Some companies offer icone blends. They all have thin, narrow, grass-like leaves. They can be divided during the summer sleep.
While the bright blue color lingers below the Ninaberk shrub, the columns are straight and purple. Yellow Standard Iris Honey Glazed boasts the Yellows. A few tulips, which I covered with plastic mesh, appeared on the flagpole. The deer grumbled about the rest. The hosts exploded. Other shrubs and trees have opened leaves to show their color.
Even the end of spring brings joy to gardeners. Life is good.
Mary Lee is a junior member of the Earth, Wind and Flower Garden Club, a recognized senior gardener, a flower show judge for the Ohio Gardening Club Association and a former sixth grade teacher.