Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Wildflower Garden Gets Wilder
Poppies wax and wane. Following the poppy show comes Silene, or Catchfly. Curiously, the sandier end has blossoms already. The richer middle has bigger, heartier Silene foliage but no blooms yet. Toadflax continues and Venus's Looking Glass is starting with pretty purple blooms darker than the toadflax. Wild oats are starting to go to seed; more pigweed is apparent and needs pulling. Black eyed Susans that I transplanted are taking hold. I'm looking at bringing in yarrow, if it rains.