Another garden update – and I start with pansies because they are pretty much my favorite and I have them everywhere in the yard.
We have no idea what it is – probably some kind of petunia – there wasn’t a tag and mostly we bought it because the colours really popped.
I am very fond of bees, so am thrilled to find them. We used to have a wild mason bee colony, but they only stay in one place for a year – then the colony dies off and the queen goes to found a new one. Mason bees are the very fuzzy ones. This one isn’t a Mason, but it’s still a cool bee with a lot of pollen on it’s legs.
I had bought this neat terra cotta flower pot and it was a smiling face – but the problem with unglazed pottery is it gets wet, and then it freezes, and then the ice shreds it apart as the cycle of freeze thaw happens. Unless you’re good and move the pots to where they don’t get wet over winter. I am not that good, so I end up using the pieces of pottery as decoration in the garden.
These are two new additions this weekend.
I tend to be attracted the what I call the bruise colours – purples, blacks, blues, reds, pinks, yellows – we’re trying to add more variety, but we always come back to these colours.
Gorgeous until the end, though. Funny that the organge/purple tulips that bloomed later are already finished their run and these had bloomed sooner.
When we had these mixed in the barrel pots, the green chicks n hens really crowded out the red ones – now that they are separated on the rock garden, I’m hoping the reds will do a bit better.