Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I didn't know Caladiums have flowers!!!

I didn't know that these Caladiums gave a beautiful flower!! Wow, I saw this on a few the other day and didn't pay any attention. I walked by thinking it was just another leaf. Then this morning I looked at it closer because it opened up and it looks like a 'Calla Lily' bloom. What a treat, I learned something today :) I guessed if I had researched these bulbs they would have told me in their description.

And I had a teeny-tiny visitor this morning over by the pond in the mulch. Here is his pic. a little toad I think. No bigger then the top of your thumb.

Not much too talk about here which is unusual but it's been too stinking hot!!! Even in the shade. This morning it's already 100 on porch. My plants seem to be doing ok. Last evening we did finally get that rain. I have been watering every day, I don't think I can remember when I have watered everyday.  I'm a little worried about my Tomato Plants, they seem to have a little wilt, don't know if it's the weather. I don't see any bugs just wilt. Maybe a Bacteria Wilt. I did amend that raised bed with a new Lobster compost , but that shouldn't make a difference. The beans are in the same bed and are doing fine. I know different needs for different plants. Ok, well back to flowers. Here are some flowers growing now. Alot of the white flowers are blooming, Gooseneck loosestrife, White hosta flowers, Pina Colada Phlox, and 'White Swan Coneflower' and a new 'Heuchera'to name a few. Oh I have a 'White Butterfly Bush' blooming. I will take a picture and show.
 And here are a couple of my 20 plus daylilies blooming right now. I love my only Star Daylily 'Cleome' it's a pale yellow with beautiful purple inside. And my other favorite is this 'Triple leaf Daylily-orange. Just awesome. And a photo of the front walk with about 10 different ones in there( Buttered Popcorn, Lavender Vista, Red Volunteer, Wild Horses, Mini Lavender, Peruvian Market, Orange Crush, Lullaby Baby and others. The only thing is they all don't bloom at the same time-duh.  They are all over grown so I will dig up this fall and relocate a few. There's so many things to do in the gardens. Alot of weeding in the front but I'm just being a lazy gardener and don't feel like going out in the heat-ugh. Actually I don't want to encounter the black snake.  I have been putting my energy these days into other beds in the back and have pushed  the front areas to the side  and that's not good because it's the first areas you see.  I'm not happy with that area and I planted it without a design on paper. Have to rethink.  Well, I'm signing off  to  have a bit of lunch and maybe go read a bit in the cool house. Have a marvelous day. And Happy Gardening to my blog friends.................................. 


  1. I am enjoying reading your blog. I too am like a sponge when it comes to gardening and all the critters who visit.

  2. I don't know what is about Caladiums as I seem to have such bad luck with them. Can't seem to get them to grow. I have an idea I watered them too much, perhaps I will try growing some again next year.

  3. Thanks Keewee and Meemsnyc for your nice comments on the blog.
    Keewee this is 1st time I put the Caladiums in, I know I can't believe it.took me this long. I'm starting to push myself to plant stuff I haven't before to see how they will do. I hope yours will grow for you next year :) They are awesome.