Spanish Bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica, (also referred to as Wood Hyacinth) grows to 18 inches, taller than English bluebell and the flowers are powder blue, pink or white. It blooms later too, and will grow in sun or shade. If you live in a hot climate, choose a shady location. They make a nice transitional flower, after the early spring bulbs, but before the perennials. It's hardy even for Zone 3, and can be grown in warm climates too. Spanish bluebell will tolerate drought much better than English bluebells, which do better in moist areas. Mixing the three color varieties at the edge of a shady area, where they will still receive sun is a nice location. They are also lovely in the middle of a border. Brenda Hyde
arrive first. Females arrive later. We have seen some males that seem to be just stopping by to tank up on nectar and move on. This one, however, has been around all day and has been perching in a nearby tree to oversee the feeder. As you can see, he likes the pineapple sage.
in a hanging basket is now on the deck. Last year I had a yellowish one. It bloomed profusely, and lived long into the winter before finally succumbing to the cold. It must be placed in a protected spot for the stems are very brittle and break easily. Soon it will be large and covered with blossoms
New Guinea Impatiens 'Super Sonic' Red '04'
Blossoms are so huge on such a small plant.
While it is cool, I will enjoy the Fuchsia 'Shadow Dancer' Marcia'.
Come, come to me little one. The HummZinger is filled and all the flowers await you. Pear, peach, cherry, forsythia, daffodils, violets, dogwood, honeysuckle, pansy, sage, salvia, candytuft and hellebore are here to welcome you.