Last Saturday, during a garden tour, one homeowner (with a very nice garden -- actually a 'garden within a garden') told me she had been at it for 13 years and was still far from finished. That gives me, as a 6-year gardener, all sorts of excuses, doesn't it?
That includes not knowing much about many plants. Cerinthe is one of them. Never heard of it, but when Renee's catalog (see blogroll, on right) arrived in my mailbox last winter, I thought I should give it a try. I don't even remember what appealed to me. But I'm glad I added it to the list. It now grows (from seed) in two areas of my garden, and here is a picture of the first-blooming plants.