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Fall Blooming Iris

28 November 2016 - 10:35 PM

These were blooming up until the snowfall. I took the pictures just before it snowed. They bloom both spring and fall and are both very reliable bloomers. The withstand a frost and the buds will still open even if the opened flowers are nipped. A bad freeze does ruin them. Autumn Tryst was full of buds before it snowed. It blooms a bit later than Immortality in the fall.

The white one is Immortality and the other is Autumn Tryst.

Oxford's word of the year.

15 November 2016 - 11:10 PM

post-truth: relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.


Somebody has been monitoring this forum. ;)

Queen of the Night

07 October 2016 - 12:46 PM

This is queen of the night or night blooming cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum or Hylocereus undatus). It blooms at night and the highly fragrant blossoms last only one night. It was sent to me by a member of the Down to Earth Garden Club and I don't think she would mind if I share since I already uploaded to to our facebook page. Kudos to her for getting it to bloom. Isn't it gorgeous!

One Flowered Broomrape or Ghost Pipe

02 June 2016 - 11:28 PM

This is a kind of rare one. It's a parasite that lives on the roots of various types of plants.  One of its hosts is members of the sunflower family.  I found three plants among my Jerusalem artichokes a few days ago. It was a nice find. The proper name is Orobanche uniflora.

The Second Yellow Peony

02 June 2016 - 10:56 PM

Here it is Bon. I posted Bartzella peony last summer. I bought a big pot for an outrageous price (for me anyway) and it did bloom the first year. Later I picked up a single dried up root of Canary Brilliants from a sale table and after 2 years it has bloomed. It has a lot more pink in it than Bartzella. It is more apparent in the bud. The rain has messed up the shape but the buds are all kind of squished. The first picture is of Bartzella, the second of Canary Brilliants and the third of the bud.