Monday, July 31, 2006

Pink pink and more pink. I swore the seed package said "mix"...mix of what, different shades of pink? Or I just happened to plant alll pink seeds?

However, this one is a gorgeous multicolor, ranges from some lilac shades to a nice yellow interior.
Ah, my mutant lupine. And its not pink, of course, this one, had it grown instead of mutating into lord knows what, would have been purple. See the two purple blooms on the stem? WEIRD. Perhaps I should be getting my soil tested LOL!

And this is what they are supposed to look like. Uh, yah, not seeing the similarity. Mebbe next year since they will come back looking like this.. its like I am growing midget lupines.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

So pretty when I got home tonight, I took a pic during a small break from the rain, they looked so cheery against the fence in this gloomy weather. But they must looove this rain, because it went from 2 flowers to 5 gorgeous ones over the weekend. Hey, when you buy it as a spindly, sickly stick with a couple buds, you get excited over these things. Cause now its a spindly sickly stick with FIVE FLOWERS!

Then I decided to try and identify it.

Did you know there are over 3100 (and counting) varieties of Clematis? Riiight. That would be me. Pick the most difficult plant to narrow down to an exact name. And so many are purple... I was overwhelmed in about 5 minutes.

There must be somewhere to email the above pic, some gardener who has the database in their noggin or puter and can say "ooh! oooh ! its a........."