Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Love-In-A-Mist


I grew Nigella damascena from seed last year with some success, at least well enough to collect seeds to try them again this year. I sited them in a partly shady spot this year as opposed to full sun last year and what a difference it made! This year's little patch of gossamer fluffy loveliness lives up to its common name, Love-In-A-Mist.






















Seed pods forming


12 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Those pics could have been taken at Bliss! We both are in love with love-in-a-mist! :-D

Lovely pics Kylee!

Muum said...

My DH calls this something less complimentary. I love it, but it spreads everywhere in our garden! EEk!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh your blog looks fantastic. I can't wait to come back and spend some real time with you. You've got a great eye for photos and you're apparently a fabulous gardener. I can see lots of time will be spent here in the near future.

Hummie said...

Oh my goodness! These are so beautiful. I love the flowers, but I'm actually drawn to the foilage! Not sure what it is about that green thin stuff that catches my eye.

Connie said...

Love-in-a-Mist is a real fav of mine, too! So delicate and airy.

jodi said...

Nigella IS a precious plant--can you imagine anyone NOT loving its lacy foliage and gentle flowers? It's one of my favourite freerange flowers, too.

KC MO Garden Guy said...

These are beautiful. I have never heard of them. Will need to try them next year. thanks for sharing!!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Kylee, these are beautiful! I may have to look for some of these seeds for winter sowing.

OldRoses said...

Aha! That's what i did wrong. I planted them in full sun. I grew these last year upon the recommendation of several people and was very disappointed with them. I'll definitely try them again next year in part shade. I'm always on the lookout for plants that can tolerate some shade since I have more shade than sun in my yard. Thanks for the great advice!

kate said...

Your Nigella are gorgeous ... I found the same thing with the part shade. They will also grow in almost full shade as I'm discovering this year.

Barbara said...

You have very special nigellas d. ! This spring my garden was "invaded" with this plant, but I just had white and blue ones....though the little seed box, which I bought years ago, promised pink too! I love this gentle flower!
Barbara

Anonymous said...

I love your pics of Love in a Mist, you bring out the delicate beauty of these lovely flowers...one of my favorites.

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