I bought these as bulbs last Summer, and expected them to be pink and white, like Stargazer Lillies, but they surprised me. They have an irridescent quality to their coloring in these photos. And, they are very tall, like my Easter Lily.
I added more plants to my shade garden and it is actually starting to come together.
The Petunias are doing well, but don't like all the mud splashing up onto them.
|These are what the seedlings will look like when grown....they are a great companion to the purple.|
and then, hopefully, the Hibiscus will bloom. They haven't been big enough before this year--they grow quite slowly out here with less direct sunlight, and I'm not sure at all that they WILL bloom.
I had a somewhat unwelcome visitor last week. 3 times when I opened my shed door, there was a 3-foot-long black snake curled around the base of my sack of composted manure ! I haven't seen him in a few days now, but am ever watchful when I re-enter that shed ! There were mice in there that I would gladly have him eat, but I'd rather he stayed out of there, really. I've tried to patch up the openings that I've found where I think he may have come in......I just hope I haven't trapped him INSIDE.
I really have been doing some quilty work, just don't have enough to show for it yet.