Soon after moving here in May 2001 my sweet former neighbor Jean shared two gardenias she had rooted in little plastic yogurt cups. The plants grew well and eventually Jean gave me one more instead of adding it to her own garden. Today I discovered they are bursting into bloom.
The flowers are pristine at the moment and carry gardenia’s unmistakable signature fragrance.
I planted Delphinium elatum ‘Cobalt Dreams’ in early April and finally can say I have had a delphinium bloom in this garden. It is supposed to be particularly hardy and come back every year. I need to find a better location, it needs to be in a sunnier spot.
After posting my arranged flowers yesterday for In A Vase On Monday, I took a couple more photos as the sun’s glow highlighted the redbud and lily.
We are in for a hot, dry week so I have been out watering every morning, and weeding.