There's Thumbie!* Spiderwort but never recall the exact names...Widow's tears? Its blooming in my front garden along with the hosta & has returned now for many years! Have it before? Can try to send you some roots when its done blooming GF? Trying to get it going in a few spots so I don't lose it! This color might be a new one tho from an exchange...Think my older ones are the color of the sweet pea blooms!This message has been edited. Last edited by: muddyshoes,
Muddy, Everything is looking so good. Love the asparagus fern. Have the dreaded magenta spiderwort that is invasive. Know some of the other varieties aren't but my pink one set me against them....been digging them out of beds for years. Perennial sweet pea is also invasive here but grow that one anyway.
beautiful photos muddy. looks like all your plants are thriving. did not know there is a perennial sweet pea. that might be perfect to plant where i'm digging up the nightshade weeds between deck and fence. do they need to be planted in the spring? or can you do it in the fall?
Posts: 3427 | Location: SF Peninsula Zone 10a | Registered: Aug 27, 2007
Very pretty indeed. My grandmother used to have both the purple widow's tears and magenta sweet pea. They didn't see invasive then. I know that Michigan Bulb used to sell the widow's tears in several colors, but I've only seen this one in person.
I always thought asparagus fern was difficult, but maybe indoors? Your green thumb is certainly making it grow wonderfully!
Posts: 3237 | Location: Putnam County, NY z5 | Registered: Jun 30, 2004
Sweet Pea Vine is not a wild variety...may even be sterile? I cut it back to almost the ground every Fall...& for many years it grows right back up to the outdoor light! It has never popped up anywhere. I have given out seed pods & not sure if anyone got one going or not...maybe Robin's Nest (really can't recall who) Bana will send you some seeds in the Fall or first ones I get (whatever) if you want to try?
Owie/June: Thanks so much. My fern always goes directly outside as soon as the evening temp are warm enough. Full sun & keep it soaked! In the winter I cut it way back so needles aren't all over the place & keep fairly moist by a sunny window. I usually have to cut the whole thing in half & given half away to anyone who will take it!This message has been edited. Last edited by: muddyshoes,
The fern must adore the recent weather. It looks so happy and healthy. I've got spiderwort too, purple like yours, white and some magenta. They are all over the yard but they are pretty. Love the sweet pea. It just feels great to have cooler weather.
Posts: 2950 | Location: Ohio | Registered: Feb 25, 2006
Gorgeous and healthy looking as usual! Where's your mailbox pic? I love seeing what's growing around your mailbox! I planted morning glories and they did good, but they absolutely hate the hot sun. They curl up as soon as it starts to heat up here. I don't recall them behaving this way the last time I planted them (a few yrs ago). It's so weird. I felt so sorry for them that I moved the pot to a shady area right between my shrubs and they seem much happier now. I don't have much shade and really like 'drought/heat tolerant' flowers. I don't like having to run out daily to see how they are coping....
Posts: 2130 | Location: "The Garden State", NJ ~ Zone 7 | Registered: Nov 05, 2004