Friday, May 15, 2009

SHOW & TELL #7 - Lupine Plants

I finally have a chance to participate in Show & Tell once again.


It is always such a treat to do so and then visit other blogs who have done so. To be part of all this fun visit Kelli's site and sign up on Mr. Linky.





Today I am showing our Lupine plants that are blooming!!!


My dear friend, Anita, from Germany sent us these wonderful seeds last spring.

We planted the seeds and they did not seem to do much and we thought it was perhaps our weather here versus Germany.



Well THIS spring, when we cleared the bed , here were these lovely green lupine plants growing. Now look.......beautiful purple spikes.


We still had some of the seeds left so we planted them in small pots and started them in the garage under the growth light. We recently planted quite a few of them in my "Fruit of the Spirit" flower bed. I am believing by next spring they will be blooming there, in addition to these spreading in this corner flower bed.



Anita has absolutely one of the most beautiful gardens ever. I am just so honored to have this little touch of that beauty now blessing us. I hope you will go visit her blog, My Country Cottage Garden. You will be in for a real treat. Be sure and tell her Susan sent you.



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30 comments:

Debra said...

That's is just beautiful Susan. I promise one of these days I'm gonna grow something...and when I do your gonna be the first one I tell because you alway inspire me to do so!

Blessings...I'm off to bed now.

Gattina said...

That's nice that it grows now ! I don't have a green thumb, but I love to sit in a beautiful garden full of blooming plants and flowers !

JanMary said...

I love lupins, but still too early for them here yet.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful. These flowers were one of my father's favorites!!

My Show N Tell is Disney today. Come by if you can find time. Happy Friday.

hip chick said...

I just love Lupines. They grow wild along the highways in Maine. Absolutely beautiful. Have your ever read the children's book The Lupine Lady by...I can't remember now...I think it's barbara something. It's a wonderful read and the illustrations are so great.

Oh Sew Good said...

They look like fireworks. Cool!

Love Bears All Things said...

I've never seen one of those but I'm happy they finally bloomed for you. Now I will take your advice and visit Susan.
Mama Bear

Serenata said...

Aren''t they lovely - how wonderful they have come up.

Sharon said...

I have never seen them before that I know of.
Glad that they are doing well for you.
Thanks for sharing them today.
Have a blessed weekend
God Bless

Mrs. Teapot said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog's "Show and Tell. Your lupines look gorgeous. How wonderful to know the seeds came from Germany. May you enjoy them.

Blessings,
Mrs. Teapot

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I don't know that I have ever seen them before. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

Mari said...

They are beautiful! We tried to grow them before but didn't suceed. Maybe we need to try again!

newlyweds said...

How pretty and I love that they came from a friend in Germany, that is so neat. Off to check out her blog.

This Country Girl said...

Hey Susan,

You and your hubby have a great talent for growing stuff....these are beautiful! It reminds me a book that Joy and I read about the lady planting them around the countryside!

By the way, you WON my giveaway! Come over and check it out and also email me your address so I can get it out to you soon!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Mrs.T said...

I love lupines! They always remind me of our numerous trips to Prince Edward Island. Lupines... and the red soil... and green potato fields... reaching down to the blue, blue sea. We have lupines here in northern New England too, but lupines always "say" PEI to me.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table, too!

God bless,
Mrs.T

Elena said...

Your lupine are beautiful!

Leann said...

Ohh I love lupines too! I'm itchin' to dig in the dirt this weekend.

Enjoy!

Carrie said...

What a delight to see what we have planted come up and bloom for our enjoyment!

Nadine said...

How pretty - and all the way from Germany.

Briana said...

What a nice surprise! They are neat looking plants.

TJ said...

Oh I love Lupines! And Anita does have the most wonderful garden. Hope yours is beautiful this summer. I am trying to work in mine, but have to take it easy because of the babies. So it likely won't be a banner year.

Kathy said...

They're beautiful Susan. What an amazing Creator God we have!!! : ) Enjoy His beauty.

Patricia Lee Christensen said...

Such a special story behind your 'show & tell' today! Lupins are a wonderful wildflower that grow in the Cascade mountains of Washington state - wild & free...

Bellamere Cottage said...

Good for you! Looks like you have a lovely green thumb!

Blessings,
Spencer

Lisa Ann said...

Those are beautiful!

Maxine said...

They are lovely, Susan. I admire people who can plant things and have success. I never do.

Barb said...

Susan,
Thanks for coming by for a visit and leaving a comment on my little tea sets.

Love Lupines and how fun they came up after all.

Now off to check out Anita's blog.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Momma Roar said...

They are beautiful! What a wonderful thing to share with her - you can be reminded of one another as you enjoy your flowers!! Very awesome!!

Joy said...

You have got to go to the library and pick up the children's book Miss Rumphius. It is the most precious book. She is also known as the Lupine Lady.
You will enjoy it so much.

What pretty flowers.

Let me know when you read Miss Rumphius.


Joy

Kelli said...

They are gorgeous, Susan! I sweet reminder of our friend, Anita. :0)
~Kelli