I’m going through a bit of flower phase. I currently have 5 vases of flowers in various rooms of my house. In fact there are probably more flowers in my house than in my garden at the moment, but there are still some things worth noticing outside.
For me Spring flowers are the flowers of my edible plants in my kitchen garden. There are a few exceptions, my favourite garden flowers – Cosmos, and the things that my children begged me to buy.
But most of the flowers in my garden at this time of the year are the ones that hint of fruit to come.
Most impressive are the passionfruit flowers, although this particular vine has steadfastly refused to follow these with fruit since I planted it a few years ago. Personally I doubt the ‘self fertilising’ claim on the plants label and will purchase another plant to test this theory.
There are the less flamboyant but no less exciting flowers of the potato that tell me that there is (or should be) some under soil action happening and that I can start harvesting new potatoes pretty soon.
But my favourite flowers at Springtime are those of my bean plants. Not only are the flowers pretty but their arrival means I can start watching beans grow and grow.