Six on Saturday and Pink Saturday - May 8, 2021
My favorite today is #6.
"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday (#5 and #6)
1 - Litchi Tomato
I've never grown, tasted, or seen litchi tomatoes, but they looked interesting to try. Now that the seedling (one surviving) is larger it's easy to tell it apart from a tomato. They weren't kidding about the spines! Actually, on litchi tomatoes they are called prickles. Look more like spines. Prickles sound little and cute. I'm excited to see it growing if only for the novelty.
2 - Juniper Thyme
Every spring without fail this thyme puts on a show. Strangely, I've never used Juniper thyme in cooking, I always go straight to the common garden thyme.
3 - Rose
That's all I know about it, it's a rose that was here when I moved in. It might be the one the seller wanted to take, but it's so old she probably knew it wouldn't take well to being dug up. Besides, she was off to travel the country in an RV, what would she do with a rose bush? It's one of the old ones from back when roses still had an aroma!
4 - Lilac
A lilac in my neighborhood. Quite a bit different from any of the others I've seen on my Mickey walks. I think it's called Sensation. Pretty, but I'm not sure I'd want one for my yard. A bit flashy. Plus, I am not fond of plants with blooms so dense they hide the foliage, and this one was a large clump of flowers.
5 - Pollinator Garden
The first flowers in the Pollinator Garden. Russell lupine, Persian catmint, Sweet William, and Siberian wallflower. Quite an International display! The large green foliage clumps in the center towards the right are purple coneflower. In a month or so other flowers will have taken over from these, except the Persian catmint, which will be blooming until winter.
6 - Corn Poppy
Hope you like corn poppies, because once they start blooming I can't stop taking photos of them! I have some pink, red, and these bicolors so far. There should be white and orange coming up. I like everything about them from their funny curved buds to their seed pods (even if those are set on top of ugly dying plants).