It’s 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 this year has been so mild that there are lots of flowers still around, but 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 backdop to the spoon petalled pink flowers.