Lovely! I LOVE the leaves of lupines. They are nice even when there isn't a flower. Glad your saved seed gave you a couple babies. Any idea what color they should be? Sometimes they revert to the purple which is the prettiest anyway.
Post by SpringRain on Mar 16, 2019 20:31:14 GMT -5
lisaann , those really are beautiful, especially the blend of lilac and a deeper purple, as well as the shades of blue.
I was thinking about planting yesterday and today, but rethought that when the snow began to fall again. Still, in a few weeks it will be warm enough to plant.
Spent a few moments wandering the link you posted and saw something unique, at least in my experience. It's packets of wildflowers on wedding tables. I haven't been to a wedding in decades, so perhaps that's a trend. But it's still special, and certainly better than those delicious, tempting, hard to resist covered almonds that always reached out and hopped into my hand even though I told them they weren't welcome to accost me in that manner.
Didn't know that they prefer loose soil, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised - pretty much everything does. That can be difficult around here between the hard summer rains which compact the soil and the droughts which do the same. Definitely didn't know about the tap root.
If you can grow 'em, they're sure pretty. Given that they're not native to my area, I probably shouldn't even try to grow them.
Here's an image I took in Patagonia in 2015, where the climate is more suitable.