I came home to several surprises, the mulch being one of those! I had several new plants in bloom. One in particular really surprised me. Last summer I dug up a whole mass of plants from the hunting camp. I wasn't 100% sure what they were, since I had never seen them bloom. I did some research and was fairly positive that the plant I had found was a crinum lily. However, everyone that saw the plant told me it was an amaryllis. I planted them last August, and they have done nothing. Much to my surprise when I got home, the plant was blooming....and get what.......................... It IS a crinum lily!!!!! HA!!! I was right!!! I must have planted 30 of them, and they are all about to bloom! Can you believe that!!! the cosmos I planted from seed are all doing great.....can't beat plants from seed. For $1 I have gotten tons of cosmos Summer poinsettia is growing.....just growing very slowly. I don't know how big it will get, it may grow as large as a regular poinsettia. I am enthralled with the lime green and hot pink coloration on it. It is about 6" tall right now.
Dinner Plate Dahlia is growing by leaps and bounds!!! It has EIGHT blooms on it!!! It had 10 but the stalk those 2 were on fell over while I was gone and broke! Oh well, you win some and ya lose some. I have since staked it up better.
Crocosmia given to me by the Hydrangea Queen (Ramona). They are kinda hard to photograph...so here is my attempt at getting a shot of them
I really don't remember what this is....but I "think" I got it from a friend (Janie did you give this to me? If so what is it?). I have several of them, I don't know what it is, but I like it!!!!!
The Hydrangea Queen also gave me this....Bee Balm....oh how I love it!!!
it is so fun and flirty to me....I know...strange description of a plant! All plants remind me of something. One day when I have nothing better to blog about I will go through all of my flowers and tell you what each one reminds me of.....I know ya'll are dying with anticipation for that one...LOL!!!
This bee balm reminds me of a Court Jester.....yes I said it....a jester! I think its the hats they wear.....the bloom looks like that me....
Marilyn from Wheel Chair Gardener gave me this one....again I didn't write it down, so I don't remember what it is...I am guessing a Begonia of some sort. It is in full shade. I am getting REALLY bad about nor writing down plants in my journal. It is this whole blog thing......I forget to journal due to blogging......shame, I need to get on it!
Today will probably be a 2 post day, since I have some more pics from my trip to share.
Also BILBO is on the move again!!!! He will be leaving his beloved Jane Austen in Lincolnshire, England and heading to North Carolina to visit Anna @ FlowerGardenGirl
You can read about Bilbo's tea with Mrs. Austen by clicking HERE
then read about his departure by clicking HERE
I will let ya'll know as soon as Bilbo arrives in beautiful North Carolina
Bon Voyage Bilbo!!!!!!!!!