The Blue-eyed Grass is blooming. It is a very small in stature Iris and not a grass..the person who named it must have been having a bad day.
She is truly one of the early wonders of summer. She is a Native plant, and is not fussy about water or where she lives.
We had summer for three days..it was well above 90 degrees then someone decided it was too much of a good thing and we dipped into the 40’s last night. It was so sunny one day, that I in my no make up mode and with no hat got sunburned. The only time it hurts is when I brush my hair..uffda..
The Lupines have begun to bloom.
I like Lupines. They reseed themselves and bloom all over the wildflower/weedy area. They are not fussy either..if it rains they get watered, if a deer walks by they get fertilized.
One of the Board Members asked me what kind of flowers I preferred to take care of in pots outside the museum doors, petunias or geraniums. I replied “It doesn’t matter..I am excellent at killing both of them.” I hate plants I have to fuss with and ones that I have to water. I suggested plastic flowers..I usually have good luck with them.
Too many years in the greenhouse has burned me out, I have no desire to dig in the dirt, or even visit a greenhouse to purchase something that I will have to water or fertilize half the summer:)