I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
It’s been a long time since the last Flower Friday! Last time I shared: Mountain Mint, Swallowtail, and Zinnias
Here are all 2019 shares:
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Tiger Lily
- The Zinnia and the Swallowtail
- Wax Begonia
- Mountain Mint
- Spring Blooms
- One Beautiful…One Interesting
- Persian Carpet Zinnia
- Hibiscus (non-tropical)
- More Hibiscus
- Volunteer sunflowers
- Lemon queen sunflowers
- Marigolds and Pumpkins
- Mountain Mint, Swallowtail, and Zinnias
Blue Wood Hyacinth
This is an exciting share for me today because the flowers just magically popped up. I honestly don’t even remember planting these.
We have a fenced in pasture area where I’ve planted multiple perennials including lilies, irises, and sedums. These are just around the corner from the winter rose I’ve shared a few times — leading into the woods, so it gets some sun and shade.
These have interesting flower stalks with drooping blue to purple bell-shaped flowers. The leaves are long and spiky.
It took me some time to identify it online. At first glance it reminded me of corydalis, or beardstongue. Hyacinth did cross my mind because of the stalk shape, but I was skeptical. Surprisingly, it turns out to be in the hyacinth family. This variety is quite commonly naturalized to woodland areas. These are also known as Spanish bluebells.
It’s still a bit chilly here. We’ve had a cold spring and there still isn’t a lot of color out there yet. These were a wonderful surprise!
- Blue Wood Hyacinth
- Botanical Name: Hyacinthoides hispanica
- Perennial- zones 3-8
- Spring blooming
- Native to Spain, Portugal, and Northwest Africa
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!