It’s been a week since I posted a flower-watching post, so here we go! New things abound, but my favorite opening of the week is the Iris blooming. They’re such tawdry flowers, but so happy and sweet, I love them.
Ever really looked in to an Iris from above? Check it out:
I’m captivated by the two stars, one green, one blue, that make up the blossom. Such a magical shape. Cheryl mentions on her blog how Hawthorn Flowers blush pink when they’ve been pollinated–borage flowers also turn pink after pollination, only they turn a bright candy pink. I’ve read that bees see blue better than pink, so the pink blossom is Borage’s way of saying “thanks honey, I’ve had enough.”
And the Lupine is blooming!
I’ve loved Lupine since the summer after my freshman year of high school, when I took a trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada with my mom, cousin, and grandparents. There are fields of Lupine flowers there, absolutely beautiful! We currently only have one . . . but it’s very pretty
The Comfrey is huge:
I harvested some of the Comfrey after I took this picture, but I left blossoms for the bees, and there are more coming.
And Holy Motherwort! Here’s the Drama Princess next to the Motherwort plant.
And she’s going to get taller, folks, because she hasn’t bloomed yet. I’m going to make a huge amount of Motherwort tincture this year, because I’ve given all of the tincture I made in 2006 away. And y’all, I can’t be sure yet, but I think I might have an invasion of baby Motherwort plants. Someone may have to help me.