Saturday, June 15, 2013

June bloom

To say we had some rain in the last week, is an understatement.

This is my road after 4".  These are not puddles but two places that the stream has flowed over the road. 

Thank goodness the stream that was overflowing is back in it's banks.

This all started with one peppermint crinum plant.  Now we can get up to 50 blooms from the expanded plant.

My husband tried for years to get a hydranga to live in our experimental garden.  This one finally made it.  It is three or four years old now. 

Maybe I will add a little lime and see what happens.  Below gives you an idea how big the blooms are.

Beware those bulbs in a box that they sell at the grocery store.  Will they really grow?  Just gets bigger each year.


  1. What is the "bulb in the supermarket box"? It seems to be a dahlia - it's beautiful!

    1. Yes it is a dalia. Who would believe a grocery store bulb would do so well?

  2. Wow, my weak-moment supermarket purchases never grow so well! Very pretty, and I like that peppermint crinum as well! Thanks for sharing your pictures.