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Monday, November 17, 2008

Pretend it is summer

Today is Bloomin Tuesday at Jeans
Bur it is 22 degrees here at 6:47 am Tuesday 11-18-08 and nothing is blooming. Unless you count goose bumps. burrr.
So I am looking back on some of the spring and summer garden before I even started blogging.


This was May of 2008 when Ires was in bloom.
And I first started my upside down tomatoes.

As you can tell I love Hosta's
Hosta's in July 2006
The pink flowers are my Resurrection Lily's
The main hosta is called Wheaton Blue
This will be my new edition to my yard for 2009. I ordered and planted 20 bulbs that are already sprouted.
Lycoris radiata
L. squamigera Common names - Spider Lily, Surprise Lily, Hurricane Lily, Resurrection Lily, Magic Lily, Naked Ladies. members of the Amaryllis family.Warning: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Native to China and Japan; now widely naturalized in the southeastern United States. The flowers bloom in mid-summer or (August) for 2-3 weeks and plants are 2-3 feet tall.They require Full sunlight. Tolerates summer drought, but requires moisture during growing season. Reproduces by offset bulbs and requires a warm (60 to 70F) - cool (32 to 40F) - warm (60 to 70F) annual thermoperiodic cycle. Hardiness type: Tender III (Injured at temperatures below 35 degrees F , 2C) to Semi-Hardy (Injured at temperatures below 28 degrees F, -2C) when planted. My Climatic Zones 7 to 8 require mulch, There is a chance they will not make it here. Soil pH requirements: 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) Propagation: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)I have read that they may not bloom for years when disturbed.

Companion Plants:Coreopsis, Hemerocallis (yellow cvs.), Kniphofia (yellow cvs.), Leucanthemum (Shasta daisies), Peonies (white and yellow cvs.), Rudbeckia, Salvia, Verbascum (white cvs.), Buddleia, Hibiscus syriacus, Acer palmatum, Lagerstroemia.
Have a great Thanks giving!

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16 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

I love all your pictures! I want to know about your upside down tomato plants! I want to plant them next year, did they work and do you have any tips on growing them upside down?
Thanks! Ann

Aiyana said...

Nice review! The new Spider Lillies will be beautiful. Love the color.
Aiyana

Lara Gisela said...

Lovely blog. And how I wish I could have a garden. I live in an apartment.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Happy Thanksgiving

. said...

Lovely flowers. The pink ones we call it lilies of St. Joseph.

Alfazema

Denise said...

I enjoyed these lovely pictures.

Hootin' Anni said...

Iris is one of my favorites! I do love them. I have some Japanese Irises that actually are sprouting for the 2nd time this year....it's been a good Autumn...and maybe they'll bloom for a 2nd time. That would be great.

I too love to garden. Flower garden anyway. LOL

Thanks for stopping by my HoT entry. Have a super Tuesday.

Gail said...

beautiful flowers!

Suzanne said...

Loved the walk through your summer garden. I can't wait to see the bulbs bloom this spring. They look fabulous! I love hostas too. When I look at them in my garden I feel like I'm in the tropics!

Darla said...

that was a great post. Did you get any of the yellow spider lilies, we call them hurricane lilies too because they bloom in the middle of hurricane season. What seeds do you want and yes mam I'll take whatever seeds you want to share. Just about to go post my bloomin tueaday.

Darla said...

Got your email and just replied.

playsdolls said...

Wonderful post,your hostas are so pretty.I have spider lilies and can not wait to see them come to life each year they are so awesome.I also have a double bearded iris they are a great showy plant.

Jean said...

Great post! I can't wait until all those lilies bloom! It's great to think spring! Jean

Wanita said...

You have a lovely garden. Did your upside down tomatoes do well?

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Blessings,
Wanita

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

The flowers you call Resurrection Lily is called Pink Lady or Naked Lady (!!!) in Northern California. I think they are a kind of amaryllis. I love them. And thanks for visiting my clouds-from-above post for Skywatch. Much appreciated!

Gail said...

Beautiful garden!

Carla said...

Your garden is so pretty! I can't wait til next year!! We are going to have a 'real' freeze tonight, so I guess I'll have to find a real place to put my houseplants. Yucky cold weather-blah