Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shady characters...

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!


Anonymous said...

Oh! The picture of the mushrooms is awesomely adorable!!!

Lovely blog post. :)


Daricia said...

Those are picture perfect storybook mushrooms, aren't they? Adorable!

Ruth said...

Julie and Daricia - I am glad you liked the mushrooms! I did, too! :)

Jennifer said...

You should have fairies sittin on those toadstools very soon! I love grouped containers.