FAIRY TALE GARDEN
Lupines are a hardy perennial that very easily self seed. The tall brightly coloured spires really do create a fairy tale like atmosphere in your yard and garden. They are easy to care for, and the foliage is also quite pretty.
Lupines are in the same family as beans and peas. (But maybe don’t eat them…) After the flowers are spent, you are left with paper like pods that literally pop open when they are ready. It’s pretty entertaining for the Little Helpers.
WHERE TO PLANT LUPINES
Pick a spot that has a bit of shade, although in full sun is okay too. Lupines prefer a sandy, well drained furtile spot in your garden or yard.They can have a big impact when grown together in masses for back borders, and along cottage and country roadways, giving that picturesque fairly tale look.