Last summer I had a dream that I walked up the steps to the back of my yard, and the entire area around my compost bins was completely overgrown with a field of shoulder-high blue delphiniums. Such a strange dream – the light was diffuse, the delphiniums were intense blue and my friend who loves delphiniums was standing in the flowers. Then the dream either ended or morphed into a dream about something else, I can’t remember which.
This year I am going to grow them one way or another. I bought a pack of blue delphiniums (aka Rocket Larkspur) from West Coast Seeds and sowed them in several places including with the sweetpeas in the back and also in the front bed with the tulips and poppies. If that doesn’t work -I haven’t had any luck with the seeds my friend sent me – I am going to buy a few plants from the nursery in the summer and plant them in the rock garden.