Friday, May 18, 2007

Lovely Lupines

Lupines are the classic spring flower. The only thing that could be improved about them is if they had a longer bloom time!

I love this shade of blue, which has been rather elusive for me. Many times I bought plants labeled 'Gallery Blue' which turned out to be pink instead. I will save seeds from this one!

A luscious baby pink! Notice the one in front just starting to bloom.

Here is the same baby pink a couple of days later, with the flower in front revealing it's color.
I like planting at least two plants together for this effect. They look nice together and if I don't happen to like one of the colors, I can pinch it out and let the other remain. I do this with snapdragons, also.

Bi-color twins, against the morning sun.

Next year I hope to have some new Lupine colors, as I started seeds this spring of variety called 'Russell's Prize Mix'. I am hoping for some yellows and whites, but will have to wait until next spring for the flowers. Check back then for an update!

4 comments:

chelle said...

Wow! What pretty shading on the Lupines...the various shades of pink and purple make me think of Fairlight. As they are her favorite colors.

Truly amazing Momsie-dear!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Chelle sent me over and boy am I glad she did! I love your flowers and your blog.

Fairlightday said...

Chelle is right. These are my favorite colors! :) I love seeing your pictures of them because I have never seen them in real life. When I was a little girl my mom read me "The Lupine Lady" and I feel in love with these flowers, but alas, they will not grow here in my native south. Some day when I wing my way north for a visit, you will have to show them to me so I know what they are really like. :)

Nancy said...

I love your lupines so much I might need to find some starts. Here, in Juneau, we have wild ones that are just starting to bloom, but they're not nearly as gorgeous as the hybrids.