I am so happy with my flower beds this year. A few parts of them are starting to look like they weren’t created and tended by a total incompetent. With three summers under my belt, I know what plants do well in each bed and how they will behave. Also, things are maturing, getting bigger every year.
The front beds are purple and white and lots of things are blooming in them now. The back beds, which are pink and orange, are mostly summer and fall blooming plants, so there isn’t much to show back there except foliage.
What is this plant? I want more! The flowers look a lot like delphinium, but it grows out of a low mount of oval leaves, a lot like foxglove. Is it some weird cultivar of salvia? Lobelia? I can’t remember.
The taller a bearded iris is, the longer it takes to bloom. This clump, my oldest and most established, has three blooms open today and dozens more in the offing. The newer fancier ones from Schreiners are putting out about three blossoms each in their second summer, but none have bloomed yet.