About two weeks ago we were, once again, visiting my childhood friend. She has a huge flower garden. She has the flowers planted by color and so that there is flowers in bloom from early spring into late fall. This was the first time I was able to see the Globe Blue Thistle (Echinops Ritro) in bloom. The blooming is almost over. The flowers already fading in color, turning into light blue/gray. Luckily there were still a few rich in blue color. While I was busy photographing she had been busy digging up some plants she gave to me. Thank you so much dear friend. I have planted them and am so much looking forward to next spring and summer to see them blooming. Well, I hope they survive the winter.
My favorite thistle is back. In 2018 there was this tall thistle in the lily bed. But, last summer, to my disappointment, it was gone. So, in the spring, this year, I was pleased to find it back in the flower bed. It is a Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare). A tall plant, about 150 cm. It begins to flower now. So there will be more thistle photos 😉