Monday, January 14, 2008

Back to blossoms...

My thumb is better. I can type some without hurting myself.

Back to what is blooming. Make that what WAS blooming.

One very nice plant is this Black Eyed Susan vine, also called a Clock vine here.

The flowers start blooming dark yellow, then fade to cream color. It will bloom from late Summer to frost.

This thing drops seeds too, but I never find any seed pods that have
seeds in them. I think the fairies must get them all.

This is one of my favorites, Bulbine.
This is the yellow, which I prefer, but
it also comes in orange. In Florida, they
call it Bulbinella. We are not so imaginative.

This is a hardy plant that will multiply
like crazy if it is happy where it is living.

And look at this. This is a Firecracker Fern.
I don't know what to compare it to, but it
is a nice unusual plant. It comes with a yellow bloom as well, but it is never as pretty as the red.

One very nice little plant is this, called Brazillian Buttons.

I got it at a Master Gardener plant sale, and it has made itself at home in my garden. It blooms from early spring to frost, and it does spread, via seeds, I think. I don't see great large colonies of it anywhere. This one is not easy to get seeds from either.

I have a couple of other things, like Christmas cactus, shrimps, and aloe vera blooming. Those things will carry on and on and on.....


Jean said...

I'm glad to see you're back at the computer. I had beautiful yellow bulbine full of buds until the last freeze cut them down. Same with shrimp plant and nicotiana. Taiwan cherries are about to bloom here.

OhioMom said...

I had the same thing happen to my thumb, cept I cut it with a knife, half the nail is gone but it is slowly growing back LOL !

Had to come get a fix of your garden beauties, it is snowing here.