Daily Archives: July 5, 2012
Remember the Nutcracker Suite sequence of Fantasia with all the ballerina flowers waltzing and skating all around the place? Well, guess what! The flowers are doing it live in my front flower beds.
Our weather wasn’t perfect for starting this particular flower … the Nigella or Love In The Mist plant. They are self sowing and germinate best when planted in early spring when it’s cool. Spring this year was rather hot, and I had to hand coddle the plants to get them to grow this far. So far, on the white one has started blooming. But other plants are starting to bud, and I’m hoping for a mix of pink and blue pastel ballerinas to join the join the white ones for a never-ending waltz across their delicate fern like greenery.