|Delphinium 'Dusky Maiden' Blooming in my garden now|
|Closer view of 'Dusky Maiden'|
|'Dusky Maiden' closeup|
|Delphinium 'Royal Aspirations' closeup|
The blooms in these pictures are coming from the second flush of bloom that you can get on these delphiniums by cutting them back after they have bloomed the first time. The bloom in the first picture is standing up all by itself with no staking at the moment. This is not really a good practice since there are many things that could cause the stalk to flop over, but at this time of the year I have less energy for staking than I did earlier.
I like these pink delphiniums very much--their color is a nice shade of pink with overtones of blue. I also, of course, like the blue delphiniums. Blue is what delphiniums do best and the blues in 'Royal Aspirations', as you can see from the closeup, are fine indeed. Whenever my delphiniums are in full bloom I think maybe I should just plant nothing but delphiniums in my garden.