Probably my next most favorite flower, and one that is somewhat difficult, but possible, to grow, is the peony. Take a look at these beauties!
I have one very similar to this next one - mine is called Shirley Temple.
And next, being a Southern Girl, I have to include the gorgeous hydrangea! I have a number of hydrangeas, but the last three years I've had a hard time keeping them growing due to the extreme drought. So far, I don't think that will be a problem this year, thank goodness! And although I have several - I'd have dozens of these beauties if I had the money, space, energy and time to care for them.
In fourth place on my list of favorites is the rose - especially the David Austin or English roses. I have half a dozen David Austins, and probably 6-8 other varieties. But these are a few of the ones I'd love to add to my garden.
This next one is 'Graham Thomas'. I have a GT climber, but I'd love to have the non-climbing version!
Next up is a Heritage, and I have one, but if I could, I'd have many, many more. She's so beautiful, and the scent is even more gorgeous!
And last, but definitely not least on my list of top five favorite flowers is the majestic foxglove! These lovely plants can grow up to several feet tall, and the blooming period is long because the bottom blooms open first, and the top blooms open much later. I have several of these, and this spring I've seen several new babies from the seeds from year before last. Gotta love those re-seeding bloomers!
(All photos from Flickr)
So that's the list of my top five favorite flowers. I love almost everything that blooms, but these are just the ones that are nearest and dearest to my heart. So tell me, what are your top five favorites!
Have a blessed weekend, Becky