LARKSPUR…THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS OF THE GARDEN

I first saw larkspur in my friend Sally’s garden.

It was blooming wildly throughout her garden.

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I knew immediately I wanted some.

She was kind enough to share.

Eager actually

As most gardeners are.

My last two gardens have been

Blessed with shall we say ample larkspur

Throughout late May and most of June

For years now.

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In my garden it’s a self seeding annual.

Which means that as the blooms fade

If you leave the plants in place

The blooms will dry out

And seeds will fall

Making new plants and blooms for next year.

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Now, I’ve let it go a little wild in my garden.

I always think I’m going to be more firm

With this garden child

And thin it out harshly.

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But each year I  let something get in the way

And never quite get it done.

This year I think I’ve finally figured out why.

It’s the “little black dress of the garden”.

It goes with everything.

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As you can see by the pictures sprinkled through this little tale.

It’s a bold backdrop to the pastels of May

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And the hotter colors that follow in June.

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So, I’ll continue to let it go to seed.

And plant itself around my garden.

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Sometimes it takes time

Even years

To figure out why something is in my life.

Keeping myself open to reasons that are not easily apparent

Makes the years even more interesting.

Enjoy the week and get your hands in the soil.

Gail

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  1. Gail. Love to hear from you. I live in the country and a dear friend gave me some larkspur seeds wrapped up in a sheet. That was years ago and now they are everywhere. I have a question. are you in Oklahoma? I live
    NW of Guthrie. Should have a good week for gardening. Lots of sunshine.

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