This morning's flowers aren't cut, but rather still on the plants. Boomer, an AT Reader, has jumped head-first into outdoor month here on AT and has been encouraging and sharing his own experiences throughout the outdoor threads. The fuchsia, above, is from his own patio, as are the other blossoms after the jump...
We're sending a shout-out to all of you who bring home flowers to brighten up your home. Do YOU have some Sat. morning flowers to share? Let me know! You can drop a line with a small description and some pics at matt at apartment therapy dot com
In Boomer's words:
"These are from my container garden.
The Fuschia is obvious... I have some hardy fuschia also but that is just starting to bloom (I planted it 2 weeks ago from a gallon pot and it's been abnormally cold since then).
The tiny yellow flowers are Lysimachia (Persian Chocolate).
The purple ones with the varigated leaves is a variety of Lamium.
The wide shot shows some miniature azaleas (Hino Crimson). They'll form a mound about 2' wide and 2' tall. The spiky purple flowers are called Wallflower ("Bowles Mauve" variety).
Except for the hanging fuschia, these are all perennials and thrive in shade. So those with shady balconies/patios might appreciate these. They are also evergreen (except for the hanging fuschia which will die with the first frost)."
Thanks for sharing, and pointing out some of the details that make up your great outdoor space. With the warm weather here, outdoors really is the best place to enjoy some flowers. Take a look at all Boomer's work on his Picasa album for his garden.
matt at apartment therapy dot com