Saturday, September 02, 2006



"Desdomona" blooming....strikes me as a tad odd that a plant looking nothing like a daisy has a daisy-looking bloom-but I'm sure not gonna look a "gift-bloomer" in the mouth! I'm just glad it's so happy...cuz' I am, too! Love this holiday weekend so far...beautiful weather, made lotsa progress on my big project...it's all good!

4 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

So pretty! I just got ligularia 'Othello' and I'm not sure whether I'll leave them flower at all--I've seen noted at some sites that people just cut the flowers off a la hostas because they don't like them. They're supposed to have interesting seedheads, though, and like you said, who am I to look a "gift-bloomer" in the mouth?! :)

Btw, what is the tall thing growing out of the side of the pot where 'Desdemona' is blooming?

lisa said...

Glad you like it! Othello is very similar to Desdomona, and personally, I really like the bloom! As for hostas, the seeds can actually germinate and create new cultivars...I have some that my sister gave me, and while I do not consider myself a hosta breeder by any stretch, I named tham "Cathy's Baby" after her-FUN! As for the tall thing...it's "Spotted Touch-me-not", or Jewel Weed. I finally got it to reproduce for me, it's a prolific, re-seeding annual which like moisture. Hummingbirds LOVE it, and therefore I love it. Plus, if you snap off a branch and crush/rub it on an itch (esp. from poison ivy) it gives relief! Nothing wrong with that!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

How cool re: the jewel weed! I could use that on some of the crazy big mosquito bites we've been enduring this summer. Ugh.

I wish I could like the ligularia bloom... I'm going to give it a shot. The thing is, they remind me of black-eyed susans and I have to confess that I hate black-eyed susans. Hate may not be a strong enough term... utterly despise might be better! I think it has something to do with growing up in the 70s amid harvest gold, brown, and avocado green everything... ugh. Anyway, I think that 'Othello' may lose his blooms just because of my hatred of Susans--poor guy! lol.

lisa said...

I can totally relate to your disgust with 70's colors...my mom still has an avocado green sink and toilet in one of her bathrooms! And I grew up with yellow, green and brown SHAG carpet in my bedroom! No shrink could ever help me get over that ;)