Well, this has turned into a continuing episode of Gardening With the Good Flea. Or better, Guess What the Good Flea's Growing, Because She Has No Idea! In today's installment, let's look at this little green thing:
And its cousins, coming up in the crack between the bed and the sidewalk:
You all are probably right - many of you said that the plant I posted yesterday (and the day before) is probably a lily of some sort. I'm going to wait and see a bloom, or at least a bud, then pick a winner from the lily comments. Till then, look what else is growing in my garden!
Last year my side bed - on the north side, where I'm going to put hostas once the siding's installed (please, God, let it be in the next month!) - was covered in weeds. I pulled and pulled, but shredded my hands for all my trouble, not making much headway with the weeds. This spring, on a beautiful, cool day, before much was coming back to life, my Mom hung out here for the day and helped me pull weeds in the side bed. Who KNEW that pulling weeds was easier when they are dormant?! Not me. I lived in the South, where weeds are NEVER dormant. So the entire bed is weed free, and this pretty miniature rose bush (don't let the "miniature" fool ya - it's a huge bush with tiny roses) is thriving now. Last year I questioned its ability to survive.
Look what's blooming in my mailbox bed!
We bought these dianthus late last spring, the same time we planted the carpet phlox, and they were little. Now they're taking over the bed and just beginning to bloom, right as the phlox are fading to green. Aren't they cute? I'm thinking of splitting them, as well as the phlox, and just letting them have the entire plot. There are some weeds which have been tenacious and I'm hoping these things will smother them.
So that's today's episode of Gardening With the Good Flea. Hope you enjoyed your time here. I really hope you can tell me what that little green thing at the top is. I don't think it's mondo grass.
Until I write again ...