Saturday, August 11, 2007
Pre-vacation Bloom Day
I'll be on vacation for Bloom Day this month so am posting early...and limited to only a couple of new bloomers. This clematis is the first I've had that actually bloomed. I've tried several times to grow an evergreen clematis and one of my New Year's resolutions is to keep one alive. I am planning to plant one this fall in order for it to have the best possible start in our climate. But in the meantime I've got a few blooms on the jackmanii growing up into one of my banksia roses, along with Dahlia Parakeet. The white mirabilis (four o'clock) is a persistent grower. I've always liked four o'clocks but they can be pretty invasive for my small space so I decided a few years ago to pull them all out. However, every year at least one or two of varying color show up...and I'm always secretly happy. Lastly is what was supposed to be a pink canna but is not at all what I had in mind. I'm not a big canna fan to begin with and I have a friend whose yard would be a perfect setting for this. So some winter I will remember to pass it on...maybe even this year! The other thing "blooming" in my yard is several piles of bricks inherited from one of my child care families. They wanted them gone and being a brickaholic I had my son haul several hundred here. Now I'm toying with ideas...what will I do with them?