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.....

2 comments:

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.