Monday, June 20, 2011

We continue to have a fair bit of rain, wind
and cool weather here. One of our consolations
is Leopard's Bane the first perennial to show
green in the spring and the first to bloom. our
various plants have been going strong for maybe
six weeks. It was on sale at a garden centre on
the weekend and I bought eight more plants.




"The trees are afraid to put forth buds,
And there is timidity in the grass;
The plots lie gray where gouged by spuds,
And whether next week will pass
Free of sly sour winds is the fret of each bush
Of barberry waiting to bloom."

                             A Backward Spring
                                    Thomas Hardy

4 comments:

sandy said...

I have heard of this, but never seen it. It looks like yellow asters to me. Pretty!

Gary said...

Good looking plant!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Hi Sandy

It is a real favourite with us. It also stays fairly low and does not flop over. But the spring time green is what is really welcome.

Regards
Guy

Guy said...

Thanks Gary

We added the blue grape hyacinth last year and the two plants really work well tgogether.

Guy