Carol of May Dream’s Garden, who is responsible for this Bloomday hype, says that May is her favourite month. And who am I to dispute this: May is the month of Spring Explosion when nature seems to have laid the fulfillment of all her promises into a few weeks presenting a firework of scents and colours.
Aquilegias come in all sorts of colours, blue and pink being the most common ones. Unfortunately I’m not very good with botanical names, however, as most of my plants are bastards, there wouldn’t be any name for them anyway. These here are very close to the wild varieties growing up to a metre in height. I try not to let those self-seed too much because otherwise they would take over the garden in the end.