This is probably my favorite plant because it has bloomed nonstop ever since I got it which is impressive because it's not hardy and must be grown in a pot - it's dealt beautifully with the stressful summers which would destroy many potted plants in my yard and with being essentially stored in the garage during our brief winters. I've had a horrible time trying to photograph the blooms over the years, but I think I'm getting closer to capturing the right shot which really shows how amazing the blooms are.
Typically, people don't grow Sarracenia (North American Pitcher Plant) for the blooms which includes me, but the blooms are pretty unusual and appear well ahead of the carnivorous pitchers which would readily consume the pollinators.
Gopher Plant (Euphorbia rigida) is always a favorite with its funny growth habit and color clashing blooms. Right now it's done blooming and quickly setting seed. I made the silly mistake of collecting one to see if there was indeed a seed without knowing where to put the seed after I harvested it.
|Euphorbia rigida seeds|
'Maggie' has been an absolute delight this spring with its gorgeous aroma perfuming the entire yard, and achieving Earth Kind Rose status, it's a wonderfully robust plant requiring very little care. However, it's also been a nightmare to photograph because of its uniform color and soft petals which don't last very long, but I'd rather have the stunning fragrance over a long lasting bloom.
While not particularly interesting, the flowers of Drimiopsis maculata make it clear why the plant is commonly called "Little White Soldiers". Here you can see the exposed bulb resting on top of the soil, and what I find impressive is just how much growth there is from such a small bulb... AND it's just getting started as the warm weather sets in!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
This post is part of Tootsie Time's Fertilizer Friday. Be sure to check out more fun flowers!!