I can probably write a post a day based on the amount of flowers blooming every day in the garden! It is insane and gorgeous at the same time.
Lets make the focus of today's post the Japanese primroses which I started from one plant given by my neighbor and friend and a hand full of seed scattered in a moist spot eight years ago. As long as you have continuously moist beds you can also grow these gorgeous candelabra primroses.
Primula Japonica charms all my visiting friends and gardeners with its showy pink flowers and spreading whorls of bright green, wrinkled edge foliage. It grows well in zones 4 to 9 and it will reach a mature height of 12 to 24 inches. It is is seldom plagued by pests or disease and will live for many years if kept in suitably moist and shaded conditions.
This spring I noticed so so many new seedlings of these primulas that I decided to build a new garden bed on a lawn spot that was always too wet to mow. The result? A stream of Japanese Primrose enchanting us this time of the year:
So I will wrap-up this post with this picture! My favorite garden view so far this year!