Four favourites are growing in my garden (along with many other favourites that have finished blooming).
The hollyhock is amazing me this year with its flowers and the height of its stalk. It must be at least ten feet tall.
The lily doesn’t bloom for long but is so pretty.
And who doesn’t love the sunflowers which, the Captain hopes, will provide seeds to salt and toast? They are a necessity for cracking and chewing and spitting out while waiting for the fish to bite.
One of my special favourites is the snapdragon. My first experience with snapdragons was when I was a very little girl in Germany and my mother showed me how these flowers could open their mouths. They’re not called snapdragons in German but Loewenmaeulchen (little lions’ mouths), and if you press the sides of the flower together, it opens up like a mouth. As a child I was fascinated by this idea of a little lion flower opening its mouth. Of course in Canada they are dragons who open their mouths to snap.
Do you have favourite flowers in your garden?