Man, these Mediterranean beauties sure look good to me about now, starved as I am for some color around here. And dressed up like this for Valentine’s Day, they look awfully romantic – at least as romantic as cut flowers and much more sensible because they can be popped in the ground as soon as it thaws.
I’ve never grown them myself, though, and wonder how well they do here in the Mid-Atlantic Humidity Belt (when it’s not the Mid-Atlantic Blizzard Belt). Let me guess – the secret is good drainage, right? I might just give ’em a try.
Photos and text by Susan Harris. Photos taken at Homestead.