It begins blooming about mid-spring and continues all summer, all the while alive with bees and cabbage butterflies. A perfect plant for concealing the ugly feet of rose bushes, hiding the remains of spring bulbs or cascading over walls. I wouldn't be without its pools of hazy blue in my gardens.
The photos below are Walkers Low.
I can identify with Donna Carroll Batton, the author of this cute poem.
That Time Again
The floors need scrubbing, waxing too
This quick, once-over, just won't do
Quickly rushed through wash and dry
The ironing is piled high
The dinner's late, half-cooked again
I haven't baked since who knows when
The dust is gathering 'neath the bed
And cobwebs dangle overhead
By now you think I'm one, big flop
Among the ranks of pail and mop
But this just happens once a year
When garden planting time is here