Because our resident groundhogs made short work of the seedlings I attempted to grow last Spring, Grant went out and got a huge bag of mixed wildflower seed.
It was so slow in growing, I’d given up all expectations but in August a variety of green shoots began to appear, unmolested!
Creating a truly eclectic flowerbed.
Mum would have muttered that it was untidy and I wouldn’t disagree, but we like it and it has supplied some nice surprises:
California poppies, salvia, cosmos, and heavenly scented wallflowers and sweet alyssa…
…and this unexpected and delightfully photogenic plant: Fiddleneck:
Encased in morning dew, the buds were jewel-like and quite exquisite.
But I had no idea what would come of these buds.
They were perfect as they were.
Then, on September 26th the flowers began to reveal themselves:
What a delightful surprise!