As I lay in recuperation this winter I dreamed of the "wild flower" garden I had worked so hard to renew and reseed last fall, so anxious to see the results.
I used a mix of perennials and annuals, so I expect no blossoms from the perennials until next season. I watched the little plantlets come up this Spring. I thought that an many of them looked like what I call bachelor's buttons and what most folk call corn flowers.
Sure enough. They grew quite rapidly and soon we had a wonderful "field" of blooms. I was a bit concerned, though, for they are quite tall and I was afraid they would shade the tiny other stuff below. But they seem to be progressing well now, so it is simply wait and see. There are a few other smaller plants in blossom.
Daisies back closer to the trees.
A little black bug on the pink flower. Next to it an oriental lily which is in bud.
Pretty as the other flowers are there is also the ubiquitous dandelion. It is a wild flower, too, you know.