It’s dandelion season here.
I am one of those people who just loves dandelions (so much so that I have a dandelion tattoo). I grew up in the country, and I have very vivid memories of fields just solid with happy yellow flowers.
The other day I was reading about the benefits of dandelions, and it got me thinking about other “weeds” in the yard.
Because I plan on digging all my perennials up for the move, and reseeding the garden areas back to grass, I haven’t really worried about doing much weeding. As a result…
These are just a few that are blooming. Clockwise from top left: Oxalis (or shamrock), Common Mallow, Hop Clover, and Ground Ivy.
One thing I can say – there definitely won’t be any pesticides used at the new place!
The Iceland poppy has started to bloom. This one is so much fun, because I get four different colours from the one plant (red, yellow, champagne, and white).
My oriental poppies are blooming.
At first I was worried. I had white ones too, but none seemed to be blooming. I thought maybe they white ones didn’t survive last year’s garden reorganization.
But finally one bloomed, and I hope there’s more on the way.
The dark purple irises are done…
But the burgundy and yellow ones are still going. I suspect these will be the last of the blooms for them though.
The lilacs will fade soon
But they’ve been spectacular this year. I really hope I can get some cuttings to root!
And last… I keep forgetting to show you…
This is the happiest African Violet I’ve ever had. She’s about a year and a half old, and started reblooming this month. I used to have a really hard time with African Violets, but I seem to have gotten the knack now. I just hope she’ll be as happy in the new house!