It’s that time again when the sides of the fields and roads are covered with lupins.
Lupins may have started their days in a flower bed on a homestead, but now they grow wild,
the abundant seeds having spread from their original gardens to brighten many country roads and highways every June.
Looking at the flowers this year, I see far more colours have evolved than I remember as a child growing up in Newfoundland. Mom grew purple,
white and pink lupins in a flower bed at the side of the house. Over time, the lupins spread into the lawn and were becoming unmanageable so we removed them. However I love to see them in a garden or in the wild.
Large lupin patches always catch my eye and my husband and I stop to admire them. The purple, blue,
and the combination flowers are always worth a closer look.
The rose coloured ones are a favourite
but this peachy colour is pretty special too.
Soon each bloom will form seeds in a bean pod and the sides of the fields and roads will return to the usual green. But, for now, a patch of lupins is one of summer’s rainbows.