Great Photo! Love the flowers!Know what you mean about a crucial gardening time, I've got lots of weeds to get rid of, they've really sprouted with the rains.
LUPINES!! I need to get up to Hasty Brook to see the lupines. I love them. I've tried to grow them here at home and they never do a thing. I won't be able to get up there for a couple of weeks- to much going on here too. Thanks for the look at them.Take it easy!
Katie- Thanks. That particular plant is growing in a garden that desperately needs weeding, but yet it has managed to put out more spikes than ever this year. Nifty Galoot- Oh, the weeds! Hope your garden is doing well! Lynne- I have had a love affair with lupines, ever since I lived near Stacy and found a patch of them in the Carlos Avery WMA just four miles away from my house. I saved seeds from them for a while, and even successfully started some plants. This one, however, is a garden variety, and a very faithful one at that. It ignores my ignoring of it. :)
That is gorgeous.
They are beautiful Deb!I don't have any luck growing them either. Guess it's too warm here for their liking.
Almost as lovely as you are!
I love lupines... There's a children's book about a lady who planted them... What is that book?
FC- I agree, this is the most gorgeous lupine plant I have ever seen. There must be about fifteen flower spikes on it. LauraHinNJ- I guess they like sandy, not too fertile soil. I don't know about their heat tolerance, but they do seem to be associated with the north woods. pablo- ummm...err...*blushing*Jennifer- I don't know that book, but I should!Okay, I've come up with a tentative plan here. I'm going to take a picture of this lupine every day, to track the progress of the flowering. Then, I hope to collect seeds before they burst everywhere, and offer a few packs of seeds to any blogging friends who might be interested. They do require a little special handling (soaking or scarification) but other than that they are pretty easy to grow!
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