I’ve got an enormous patch of sage plants living in one corner of my community garden plot that have just begun to flower. There are actually four varieties living in that corner but only the common garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is in bloom. It looks and smells amazing! The community garden plot isn’t big and while space in the sun is prized, giving over that spot to sage has been worth it. Plus we’ve got more sage than we know what to do with.
I found this bloom on a walk the other day. I’m not sure of the variety but it looks a lot like ‘Tower Light Pink.’
I wanted to say that the wild columbine is my favourite native flower in bloom around late May but even narrowing it down seasonally is too lofty a claim to make. Let’s just say, I like it very much, and leave it at that.
My favourite type of grape hyacinth is currently blooming.
I came upon this colour palette yesterday and had an instantaneous response to it. The pink flowers are magnolia and the red and chartreuse bush on the right is ‘Goldflame’ spirea (Spiraea x bumalda). Of course it could just be the designer in me that is responding to the grid formation but I also think it is the black brick background serving as a contrasty backdrop… the colours just pop out against it. In conclusion: This reaffirms what I already know about chartreuse and deep red against black.
Note to self: Get more black containers.