It’s the end of April, and we’ve had several gully-washer rain storms in the past two weeks. It makes me think of that old phrase, “April showers bring May flowers.” Because spring fever is now rampant in every hardiness zone, I thought the first post of May should be pictures of spring flowers. Some pictures were taken last year – like the eggplant flower in the picture above. Other pictures show what’s blooming in my garden now.
My favorite flower in the garden is the Moonflower. It grows like a Morning Glory, but it blooms at night – and is spent by the next morning. The coolest thing is how the flower untwists to open, and then it releases the most fragrant scent! I wish I could bottle it. I gathered the seed from the small patch I grew last year, and I’ll be planting them all along my fence this weekend.
Another interesting flower I grew last year (and intend to grow again), is Amish Cockscomb. I planned to enter this flower at the fair in October last year, but a bad rain storm destroyed it. <sigh> Maybe this year.
My favorite wildflower in my yard this year is blue-eyed grass. Some consider this a weed, but it’s just too pretty.
How many of you remember that your fruit and vegetable garden gives you beautiful flowers, too? The eggplant flower (above) is gorgeous. So are these:
Don’t be so impatient for the fruit that you neglect to see the flowering beauty in your garden.