January and some snowdrops are emerging:
February and I am currently loving Hellebores:
March and it’s crocus time:
April is time to enjoy some tulips:
May’s flower is hard to choose, but Wisteria adds beauty and atmosphere.
Oohhh, I forgot peonies. So here is an extra picture this month, because I really love peonies:
June is full to the brim with choices, but I think poppies have to win the spot because they light up the countryside:
A hard choice for July, but out of all the competition, I am going for Echinacea. They are such a butterfly and bee magnet, come in wonderful colours and last for ages.
For August, I am choosing the exotic-looking, but troublefree Pineapple lily:
For September … something fresh: the clear blue of chicory, Cichorium intybus.
For October it is hard to chose between dahlias and asters, so instead I am picking a favourite that is always a welcome surprise when I notice the open flowers: Hibiscus trionum.
November and, year after year, Chrysanthemum ‘Emperor of China’ flowers at this time and looks wonderful. If it has been cold the leaves are a lovely maroon backdrop to the spoon petalled pink flowers.
December and there are no flowers left, but when there are so many fantastic examples of dogwood around, who cares?