The delphiniums are in bloom! I’ve tried to grow these gorgeous perennials for years, with minimal success – mostly, I think, because of slugs and possibly the other mice, voles, etc we have so many of in the garden who like to nibble on fresh new plant shoots.
However, this past year, I moved all of the delphinium plants into my new raised beds, and as you can see, they really like it here! I think that after the blooming season, I’ll move the lilies that are sharing the bed with them and plant a full bed’s worth – I’d like to get some in whites and light blues, to round out my blue to purple color spectrum.
I think that delphinium growing in the garden are beautiful, particularly in big groupings up against a fence or a wall. Unfortunately, I need to grow mine in beds, which doesn’t give the same effect, but I think they’re still worth growing. They don’t make the best cut flowers – I combine them with other varieties in a vase for best effect, and when they die, they really make a mess, shedding petals everywhere. That’s why I like them best growing in the yard 🙂Pin It