Happy birthday to the best country in the world, Canada, my home and native land! To celebrate Canada Day, July 1st, here are a selection of flowers in our flag's colours of red and white. (The flags above are at Grand Pré National Historic Site lookoff and feature the Acadian Flag, the United Nations Flag, the Canadian Flag, the Nova Scotian Flag, and the Mi'kmaq First Nations flag.)
I love the annual verbenas, especially those in the Lanai series. This is 'Candy Cane', and isn't it well named?
Some of the annual salvias don't do a whole lot for me, but this brilliant red form really caught my eye when I found it earlier this season. I don't remember at the moment what variety it is, but maybe it will come back to me!
A deep red Sweet William is blooming its face off right now. Fragrant, too!
Shining white bacopa is very attractive to bees, and it keeps on blooming no matter the heat.
Ouest-ville Perennials on Friday, and told Alice to plant it out, resisting the urge to buy it myself. Today, I found one at Horlings Plants in Gaspereau (at the bottom of the mountain where Luckett Vineyards is) and didn't hesitate!
So that's it for me for today, friends...other than to remember to wish our friends in the USA a very happy 4th of July in just a few days...so here's some blue to add to the red and white!