Look at what’s waking up!
Last winter, my mother and I planted some nasturtium seeds in my front flower/herb bed. I’ve recently read about how nasturtiums don’t like close quarters, and go figure that they haven’t poked their heads up yet in this lovely, reseeded-on-its-own mess:
But never fear! The nasturtium seeds that didn’t appear last spring in the back bed found their roots and put forth this cheerful face:
But I’m not sure how much they really mind a crowd, because look at where this little smiling face is hanging out:
And did you happen to spot that blue spot down to the right of the Blanket Flowers? At the end of the spring last year, I swiped some roadside seeds. I tossed them in the back of this bed, and imagine one of my “oops! forgot the sprinkler was on!” moments floated the seeds to the forefront. I’m glad. Doesn’t she look happy?
It has honestly taken me years to remember to call these Blue Bonnets. I would always initially say Blue Bells, and then quickly correct myself. They’re currently blanketing the roadsides here in Central Texas. Not in the breath-taking numbers they have in the past, but with such a mild winter I’m not surprised.
Let me fine a nice photo showing what they can do…
Other smiling faces are showing up around the house as well. These ones are from a seed packet from DH’s mother, and they remind me so much of Alice In Wonderland! Don’t they just put that song in your head? “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers…”
Those pretty purple wildflowers sure look like what we call lupines our here in California. I wonder if they are the same plant and they just have different regional name?
I learned something new – thanks! Lupinus is the genus for many plants commonly called lupine, and the blue bonnets are a species of the genus Lupinus.