Plants I want

Last week, we went to Carisbrooke castle, where my son interrogated the kind gardener on all her spiky plants (he only really likes the spiky ones) in Princess Beatrice’s garden.  The poor lady talked to him for about twenty minutes (she said it was nice to talk to a child interested in plants, I think she was beyond tolerant) and I had a chance to admire some of the plants there.

Foxtail lily
Foxtail lily

Foxtail lilies are not meant to be very long lasting but they are extremely beautiful when they are in flower.  This was spectacular.

Sea holly - I am growing these from seed
Sea holly – I am growing these from seed

This sea holly wasn’t fully in flower yet but was still very satisfyingly cabbagy.  I am growing these from seed (more on this later).

One thought on “Plants I want

  1. Other plants for him to look at.
    Liatris Spicata, Ligularia stenocephala, Verbascum phoeniceum, Echium candicans and the ever glorious Gladioli.

    I also like tall plants, and they do have their place in the garden…

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