Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lupine Love



When we lived in NY state I purchased some unknown to me flower called a Lupine. I never did get the thing to grow. My neighbour had a few in her garden that she prized and protected. Then we moved to Nova Scotia. One day I took a walk on the back harbour trail and Kaboom! The whole place was covered in pink, purple and white Lupines. It's truly a site to see. They look like the most exotic flower, but they grow like weeds. I even see little plants that have self seeded growing in my flower boxes. They are the floral gift to northern climates. Seeing the Lupines in bloom is worth a trip to Nova Scotia. Hope you enjoy.

7 comments:

nancy said...

Hey Anna - I love lupines, too. We have them all over the garden, and I harvest seed every year so we can plant even more! Have you seen the kids' book "Miss Rumphius" that's about a lady who goes around planting lupines everywhere? Very cute book.

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Hi Anna, Lupins grow here too although I struggle to grow them - the slugs gobble them up!

Vicky x

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...so pretty. they remind me of our bluebonnets which i think may be of the lupine family...enjoy the milder weather! xoxo, mickey

aliceinparis said...

Lupins! Love them. Must get out for a drive this weekend to see some. We have the book"Miss Rumphius" well worth reading, One of my all time fave children's books.

Earthula said...

and the leaves are so very drawable...

(Dennis Moore...Monty Python any one?)

great photos!

Andrea on Third Street said...

Lovely pictures, Anna, thanks for sharing! I love seeing the lupins in bloom as it signifies the start of summer.

Missing Goat said...

aren't they amazing! they grow like weeds here too. We were just gazing at a field full of them yesterday. it's a shocking wave of purple. I'm going back with the camera