Today I was rearranging some of my shade-plant containers in preparation for the annual 4th of July get-together. This was an effort to make my garden look a little more cohesive and well-maintained. Hmmm. I wonder if I actually succeeded in this. Ha!
In this cluster of pots, I have a plant that I brought from California which was given to me by a very dear friend. (This plant can grow in the sun, too.) I finally learned the name of it a couple months ago when I visited the UNCC Botanical Gardens and saw one there and was able to ask someone what it was. After not knowing its identity for years, I was thrilled to find out what it is. It is a Silver Squill (Ledebouria socialis).
I also have a fuchsia - well, more like 5 of 'em in one pot - that I rooted from cuttings. I'm pretty pleased with myself for that. Although, truth be told, it really isn't that difficult. In the brown pot, there is another plant, Dischidia geri, that I also grew from a cutting. It seems to grow very slowly, though.
And in my pot of Wintergreen and Lobelia, I found this adorable cluster of mushrooms. I love the way the colors of the Lobelia look with the mushrooms. And these are just some of the shady characters lurking in my garden.
Have a beautiful day!
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