Sunday, June 05, 2011

Chandelier Lupine

Lupine
Lupinus 'Chandelier'
(loo-PIE-nus)

This Lupine was an eye catcher but I pushed my cart right by it in the nursery. My history with Lupines have been mixed and it doesn’t really seem perennial in this climate. Occasionally a few return the next season and if I am lucky a few new seedlings come up the following year. I do love the structure and geometric shapes the Lupines provide in the border but for me they are much better to gaze upon then to try and grow.

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Here is Sunday’s bonus picture, Just a Siberian Iris from work. The color blue is perfect and the plant seems to like being locked up in a tiny pocket of soil between the rocks of the pool stairs.


Siberian Iris
Iris sibirica
(EYE-ris) (sy-BEER-ah-kuh)

6 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Hi Chris,

You might try lupines in sharper drainage. In northern CA where I used to live, they thrived on roadside banks and hillsides, and made quite a show with the orange poppies. And here in Seattle mine did fine with some very hard freezes. They sure are sculptural! Here is one photo

http://www.lovethatimage.com/blog/2011/06/pink-lupine/

Kathy said...

Living in Texas, we have bluebonnets, which is a lupine. They're one of my favorites. But I also love all kinds of iris and the Siberian is lovely.

LauraX said...

loving the siberian Iris...gorgeous!

chubskulit said...

Looks lovely!!

Roses

Cloudia said...

W O W!!!!




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