It's time for the Larkspur. These plants came from seed sent from Texas. I tossed them out two weeks after Nell Jean mentioned it a few years ago. I pulled some faded annuals and scattered the seeds in the broken soil. They germinated well and survived a pretty harsh winter for NC. I did the same the past two years running. It's gonna be quite a show in about a week. I'll spread more seeds this year in various naked parts of the yard.
I'll have a few seeds from Money Plant it seems. There are gobs of them on each plant. There's larkspur everywhere in here.
Another annual that reseeded in one spot is Orlaya grandiflora. It's a relative of the carrot and Queen Anne's Lace. I have both of those in the gardens too.
The peonies are making a strong show this year.
These pink ones are decades old. They were traded for nandinas several years ago.
Etoile Violette is just getting started. Cut to the ground in late winter, this clematis purchased with no tag has shot up past the top of the arbor to the perennial bed.
A hiccup in the perpetual motion machine appears to be foxglove. Out of thousands of seeds scattered, this is one returning plant. The others didn't survive the summer.
It's a cool 52 degrees this morning. The sky is clear. The wind is gone. The birds got started around 4am. I'm going to do a little watering since the rains failed to show. The rest of the day is mine and nobody is gonna take it from me.