Vermont in Season Time for Our Midweek Garden Visit May 30, 2012 Sonja Hakala Leave a comment The last of the lupins I planted so many years ago, crowded out by other flowers. Guess I’ve gotta plant more! A pair of Phoebes are raising their 2012 brood right outside my office window. You can see where the idea for trumpets came from. I have a gardening friend who freaks out every time I introduce a “wild” flower into my gardens. But I love buttercups and dames rockets and Queen Anne’s lace. And don’t you think these buttercups make a great partner for Johnny Jump-ups? A few years ago, a friend up the hill gave me root stock for three of the peonies in her yard. This red beauty is always the first to bloom. Isn’t that color magnificent?