Lupine, Favorite of Mine


Posted by Farhat | Posted in Gardening | Posted on 30-05-2010

Weather has been nice in Perris these final days of May.  I feel an urge to get up and do some outdoor stuff around my home.I love gardening.  I have sown some yellow and  blue lupine seeds although it is bloom time for these plants.  I saw these gorgeous lupines  growing wild while traveling in Menifee back in March.

Since then I am in love with these beauties.

Lupine, Lupinus polyphyllus are perennials. The leaves are palmate compound which means they have three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point, like a palm leaf.

Blue, yellow, white or hybrid flowers grow in clusters called spikes, which look so beautiful when grown in masses.


So I am hoping to get that beautiful scene in my own garden.  Besides, Lupines are said to be  nitrogen fixers that greatly improve soil conditions, thus making soil good to grow other plants. This is particularly important as in my part of Perris, soil has lot of clay and it need a lot of amendment, meaning lot of effort and money spending.  So if  lupine are beautiful and useful then why not  lupine.

Hey, I just came across while searching,  that in Rome lupine seeds were once used as money.  Man, I’ll be the richest if  I go back in history with my home grown seeds.  Well hopefully.  Don’t wake me up now.         I   am in love with lovely lupines.

Peace be upon us.

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