Katarina at roses and stuff hosts Blooming Friday each week and asked which flowers are especially pleasing to us at this time. Here are some of mine:
This is a seedling of 'Zwanenburg Blue' and a pink noid spiderwort. I love the lavender color.
It's so nice to see whole roses again after the scourge of Japanese beetles. This is 'Crepuscule', a fragrant noisette with lovely soft sunset colors.
A beautiful fragrant Crinum with the rather ridiculous name of Crinum x digweedii, also known as the Nassau lily and 'Royal White'. It was dubbed C x digweedii in 1820 and is thought to be a hybrid of C. americanum and C. scabrum. The stripes come from C. scabrum and the fragrance is wonderful, sweet and spicy at the same time.
And of course, seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica).This time of year the roughly 4' by 4' plants are covered in flowers that remind me of pink butterflies.