Purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow,
sing a rainbow,
sing a rainbow too!”
Would you look at the dandelions?! Under that perfect blue sky was a sea of yellow. It was rather difficult to capture just how many of these sunny “earth stars” covered the fields and hills, but the photo below will give you some idea.
At the end of the driveway, the last of the late bloomers were just about exhausted, but still displaying a bright splash of color. At the base of a large yew, there were butter yellow, variegated yellow and red that looked like orange sherbet, and flame red tulips. A few daffodils still had some color, but were starting to bow their heads.
A large wooden planter, tipped on its side for painting (which never got finished) was full of what I believe are chives. They had a distinct onion/garlic taste, so I’m guessing they’re chives. And I can think of 100 uses for that abandoned tub!
My uncle called this plant Elephant Ear, but I’m not sure that’s what it is. It grows very tall and the leaves do get quite large, but the hollow stocks/stems look like a bamboo when they’re mature (though I’m sure it’s not bamboo…) — any guesses or confirmations? It spreads prolifically, as you can see from the shot below where the lawn hasn’t been mowed yet. My uncle cursed it. :)
When we got home, I planted a flowerbox on the balcony railing with Dreams Red petunias and Riviera Pink lobelia, and another clay pot with the same. And my S/O made his contribution to the garden by planting 4 jalapeno pepper plants. (Hey, it’s the first interest he’s ever really shown, so I can dig the peppers!)