|Mizzy BunnyButt outraged as usual.|
Time again for another #SixOnSaturday when folk all over the world give us a peek into their gardens. Be sure to drop by The Propagator to catch all the great SoS links.
Here's what's shaking in my garden.
1. Water lily update.
Last week, I shared a hope that a certain nubbin at the base of one of the water lilies might prove to be something interesting. Well, it did.
|We got lift off.|
And because every good mugshot needs a profile -
The little guy's broken the water's surface & is definitely a bud. How cool is that?
2. The Great Lake.
While we're at the water, if you took a step back & perhaps had too much to drink, you might not notice . . .
. . . that there was no place to hide the Doodle pool in our new garden, so I planted around it. However, if you were sober & took a step to the left . . .
|No escaping ugly.|
. . . Mlle DoodeFace's point of entry ruins it all. I've many thoughts brewing on how to hide it better.
It's amazing how established all these plants look. This area was lawn when we moved here in February, with only the anemone & day lilies just coming up at the back. There'll be some tweaking next year so the wall can be used for either peas or cucumelon. Maybe both.
3. Fuzzy Buddy.
I asked my son to take a snap of #4 (below) & while he waited for me, he got one of this fella.
|Bee in the toad flax.|
They're just amazing, bees are.
4. Identification needed.
Last year, I found a pot with some dead sticks in it that, once given food & left to their own devices, actually grew. The shrub didn't bloom but some of the SoSers thought it might be a fuschia. Here's my photo of the whole thing.
|Not a fuschia.|
Here's my son's photo of some of the blossoms that've come out on 2 or 3 of the branches. That swinger bloom in the back of the photo shows how much wind we had at the time. I'm holding a notebook behind it to act as a windbreaker.
The blooms hang down & are doubles, with the outside petals having a pink stripe in the middle that doesn't really show up as pink as they really are. So 2 rows of petals or petalish flower parts with stamens in the middle.
Does anyone recognise it?
5. Old flame.
You may remember I was slightly excited about the flame flower buds. Here's what they look like now.
I'm not sure why it has 2 different colours of foliage - too much sun maybe? Whatever the reason, it hasn't stopped this thing from charging up the bed springs. It's supposed to be hard to grow, so I watch it like a hawk.
6. Cocks comb.
I featured these when the plants were young & the foliage nearly translucent. The new growth has that same effect, but it's the blossom that fascinates me now - they're fuzzy & shiny like silky velvet or velvety silk.
|Celosia Dracula ready to fly.|
Apparently it's edible, too.
|Need a biscuit break.|
That's my limit for this week.
Come by next time to see if Mr BigNose has figured this thing out.
Thanks for dropping by!