NO, there are not flowers with wings in the Frog & PenguINN gardens. Sorry to disappoint you and us too.
BUT, every day, we’re seeing more and more butterflies as perennials are blooming around the F&P yard in the (finally) summer temps here on the VA Eastern Shore.
So far, we’re spotted these varieties — painted lady, white sulphur, eastern yellow swallowtail, black swallowtail, zebra swallowtail, buckeye, silver spotted skipper, fire skipper, viceroy, and monarch as well as some we have not ID’ed.
. . . flowers that fly and all but sing (Robert Frost)
The line above is from the poem, Blue-Butterfly Day, by Robert Frost, American post and holder of 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. It foretells the coming of springtime when snow starts to melt, butterflies begin to come out, and flowers begin to bloom.
Blue-Butterfly DayAre there flying flowers in your yard ?
It is blue-butterfly day here in spring,
And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry
There is more unmixed color on the wing
Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry.
But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire