Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rosie's Garden. May 1.

Welcome back to Rosie's garden.
The lovely brilliant blue in the background is bachelor button. It's an annual and it self-seeds profusely. It's among the first in my spring garden to bloom. Mar, of Foodies Untie blogdom, identified the purple plant in the middle as Collinsia Heterophyll "Chinese Houses."
Is the little blue one at the bottom Baby Blue Eyes?
And what's this four-petaled little pretty?
My evening primrose, which is an all-day-long-primrose.
The red rose bush Maxine gave me years ago. I don't know the name of this either.
My red Gerbera Daisy.
Don't know this one either.
My favorites here under the willow trees are my red poppies.
Red poppy with ligularia/leopard plant in the background.
Angelonia. A perennial.
Salvia soldiers.
White/yellow columbine.
Chinese Houses.
Wild orchid.
Flowers on my cilantro. I love the fresh green seeds. (Dried, this is coriander.) They're a juicy burst of citrusy flavor and are wonderful in a lemon butter sauce on fish. My cilantro, like my parsley, could be considered a weed. I have to pull a lot of it up and throw it away. It seeds all over the place and I have both parsley and cilantro year round. Yay, Rosie!
Columbines on the right. Red salvia in the middle. Foxgloves in left, back. Not yet blooming larkspur in the background. Vinca around base of tree.
Yellow iris.
On to my roses!
Back to the roses.
White Gerbera Daisy.
Yellow Gerbera.
My pruned herb garden.
Scallion blossoms.
Chive blossoms.
Yellow calendula and purple larkspur.
Yellow wallflower, or erysimum, on left, spicy-smelling red dianthus, or sweet William, in middle, and yellow poppy on right.
Gypsophylla, or baby's breath in center. Bachelor buttons on either side.
Mama Duck is still setting.


Marilyn said...

After spending an entire day searching the internet and pouring over my many books, and having no luck finding what that white flower was, I asked my new best nurseryman friend while I was out shopping today.

Lo and behold, he came up with the same suggestion as my original theory: that it is a type of Iberis or candytuft. True, it is a taller variety, but the flower is the same and it has many of the same characteristics, so we both feel that it is just another variety that happens to grow taller. Case closed.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thank you, Mar!

The green color on this is much brighter than the green of the iberis I'm familiar with. Plus this one is leggy, not compact. I'll try to save some seeds to send to you. A reward for all your hard work!