Sunday, April 27, 2008
Passalongs and Unknowns
A wonderful thing about being into gardening is meeting other gardeners. I joined GardenWeb several years ago. I've posted many questions about a wide variety of topics. I mostly hang out on my state forum. The people are always so helpful and encouraging (that's not true of some of the other forums!)
I decided to come out of my shell, and attend a plant trade a few years back. I dug up numerous goodies, and had a blast. We had pre-trades, the "free for all," and of course, lunch. The people were even nicer in person than online. The Iris pictured is from one of my GardenWeb buddies. I should ask her if she knows the name. My mother in law noticed it in bud recently, and said, "Is that the weird color Iris?" Gee, I thought the color was fantastic.
I purchased both of the Clematis pictured from a big box store. The blooms on the purple one have never looked so huge. I'm not sure what's going on with the one in the lower photo. I moved both plants last year. I had previously had them in my butterfly garden winding up a butterfly bush. Well, that's what they were supposed to do. They didn't really get enough sun there, and never produced many blooms. Now they're both on a trellis as a focal point in my pseudo-formal herb garden. The pink Clematis has just produced what looks like just the stamen and no petals. What could be wrong? It used to flower before I put it in its current spot. Any ideas?