I've been waiting seven years for these to bloom. I liberated them from my previous house when we moved. Every year they come up and withstand the onslaught of basketballs, soccer balls, and bouncy balls. And every year, beautiful green spiky leaves, but no flowers.
I fertilized, watered, and sang (really!) to them, but no flowers.
Imagine my delight to see buds shooting up through the leaves this spring.
It has taken weeks, or at least it seems like weeks, for the buds to bloom.
I think they're spectacular!
The poppies are looking gorgeous!
And the columbine are sweet. We had almost no spring this year. The weather went from cold to hot. We had frost warnings last week and this week it's almost 90 degrees. I am lamenting the loss of spring -- I love those 70 degree days and cool nights. But I LOVE these hot temps. Even with the humidity. Although, I'm guessing the mosquitoes are coming soon. Sigh.