Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Plant Of The Week: The "Bloody Mary"

Actually, this plant is not really called the "Bloody Mary". It's Bleeding Heart, or Dicentra spectabilis. However, my 8 year old daughter always forgets the name, and calls it a Bloody Mary, which I think is hilarious. It's one of my favorite spring flowers.

As a result of 100 days of rain (only slightly exaggerating), my garden is lush and gorgeous right now....

The hostas are up, the clematis is growing, the hydrangea is covered with tons of buds. My herbs all survived the winter....chives, santolina, lemon balm, oregano, thyme, mint. Everything looks great. I even have one lone fig growing on my fig tree! Hooray!

Happy Wednesday To All!