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Are white flowers like vanilla ice cream...?


White blossoms: 'Mount Tacoma' tulips & Anemone blanda

...A classic favourite that people return to even though they may try other flavours or colours? Tonight I'm going to commit to white -- yes, even though I love to see and eat a bright rainbow in the edible garden, I prefer white blossoms on ornamental plants. (But I may change my mind to sunny yellow if we have a lot of dull, rainy days later this spring. And of course I love the pink of sakura & 'Angelique' tulips...ok, so much for decisiveness at 10 pm.)

Although a gradual succession of bloom would be ideal -- and 365 days of spring would also be lovely --  ALL the white blossoms decided to fully open today. So of course I had to take a several gardening work-breaks to enjoy the show.

Lewisia cotyledon forma alba_2967_2

Anemone blanda weaves its way through tulip leaves.


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'Mount Tacoma' tulip. The snow-white flowers are like double paeonies.


Lewisia cotyledon forma alba_2944

The rock star, Lewisia cotyledon forma alba.


I'd love to know -- do you have a favourite white flower?