What's blooming now? Let's see...
Might you know this bloom?
This is a flower from the datura plant, an annual also called thorn-apple. I love the colors!
The gardenias continue their blooms. They like lots of water, sun and food. A bit demanding, but their scent on a summer evening is the reward. We use lots of them for bouquets.
One of Pieter's beloved employees gave him the original pineapple lily bulb and he has slowly been nurturing it to multiply. This is such a charming, unassuming flower that is very long-lasting as a cut flower. No scent that I can detect, though.
Inspired by Gina over at Art & Alfalfa blog, I planted Shirley poppy seeds. They did great, but are slowly starting to fade. This white version looked charming with the dichondra.
Dichondra is an under used trailing plant for pots and window boxes. It just gushes out of the container and grows very long. The silver/green goes with everything.
We harvested a few greens for floral work at Pieter's studio. The maidenhair fern (in the bottom front) was specifically requested by a client for its delicacy.
Tell us- what is blooming in your garden?