I discovered Flower Friday last year while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pictures and information. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Today’s Flower is:
These are considered a wildflower, but I always thought they were weeds.
They come up every year and we’re always finding new plants.
I’ve always loved these flowers and they come up all over the place. The issue is that they come up wherever they want in the landscaping and around my greenhouse. I used to pull them, but now I just leave them.
The nice thing is that they can handle the heat and drought. It’s hard to kill these and they’re so beautiful, aren’t they?
The leaves are narrow blades and often twisty-like.
- Scientific name: Tradescantia occidentalis
- Family: Commelinaceae
- Higher classification: Spiderworts
- This flower is native to the United States
- Perennial in zones 4-9
Here are some other pictures of what’s blooming right now and also a few foods I’m growing. I thought I’d share an update of the winter rose unfrozen too. It’s finished blooming now. This picture is from a few weeks ago.
The ferns are looking happy.
More lupines coming up…
Apple mint’s coming in nicely. I’ll be sharing a tea for this one soon.
We are harvesting kale and collard greens every other day from the greenhouse. I still have a lot of flowers I need to get in the ground like these poor hollyhocks growing in cups.
The greenhouse is sort of a mess. I still need to set the blocks in for the walkway, but I might just wait until fall now that the heat is here. Here’s a picture from like a week ago. I uploaded a picture from yesterday just underneath so you can see how fast everything is growing.
The kale is growing so well right now and despite the heat, it still tastes great. The beets and lettuce are growing well, but the weeds are too. 🙂
The yarrow is starting to bloom. I’ll share a post on this later.
The oregano is just about ready for harvest and will bloom very soon.
The roses are starting to bloom.
Napa cabbage for salads. Super easy to grow from seed.
Cilantro’s ready and some has already started to bolt.
That’s all I’ll share for now. What do you have growing this year? Please feel free to share! I hope everyone has a great weekend! ❤