End of March and Spring is already at its peak here in Seattle! And my garden is all in bloom as well. All newly planted flower seem to be doing well – azaleas, heather, daisies, violas and my all-time-fave lavender! I also got a beautiful Iceland poppy, never had this one before, so I’m super excited! It just had its first flower opened up today and it’s orange! And smells wonderful, so this seems to become my new favorite plant. Previous couple buttons on the poppy got sneaked away but some animal and I’ve been wondering for some time until I researched and figured who’s causing the problem – squirrel bandits of course! Knowing that nobody usually likes bitter taste, I just sprayed the poppy with some wormwood solution and nobody touches it anymore. Sorry squirrels 🙂
I’m not the greatest gardener, that is why most of the flowers I adopt into my garden are also medicinal or could be used in herbal teas – lavenders, heather, violas and of course peppermint! They all bloom beautifully during the summer as well as provide us with some nutrients along the way. Go herbal gardening!