In the process of moving perennials around the garden, many little bulbs of purple fumitory (Corydalis solida) were uncovered. This is an ephemeral plant that carpets the ground with beautiful purple haze starting in April, but disappears by the end of June in my garden. The bulbs are small and sometimes costly, but just a handful will quickly multiply (by seed and offsets), and they’ll be with you forever. I’ve been sticking them in all around the feet of a beech hedge along the street, and my hope is that they’ll soften the look of rough earth there.
I ordered a collection of yellow narcissus, and what I received is a collection of pink narcissus. What? The selection includes ‘Chromacolor’, ‘Extravaganza’, ‘Perfect Lady’ and ‘High Society’. I’ve never grown pink daffodils, so this will add to the challenging spring season ahead. My sensibilities are all a-tingle, picturing these pink narcissus with my purple-black hellebore. I guess the word is going around that I need to broaden my perspective, and grow some new and unpredictable plants. Okay, okay, I’ll do it.
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