I was out saving my flowers from the weeds and decided to take some pictures to share.
Ok, it wasn't just to share them, it was because I don't know half of what I'm growing out there and I was wondering if anyone might know what these pretty orange flowers are?
We planted seeds in the spring to get them started in the house and, while I can grow pretty much anything outside .. indoors they don't do so well. Only 2 of these survived to be transplanted, but they spread out and have a fringy viney thing going on that I really like. Between them and the hens & chicks, they have taken over the bathtub/planter and I'd love to find them again for next year. Pookie somehow managed to get the packet that the seeds came in .. the only piece of trash that I would actually need later .. to the trash can. It's amazing really, since she rarely makes it to the trash can with anything else.
I have no idea what this is. I don't think it has any idea what it is either. It looks like grass, clover and some kinda tentacle-y arm. I got a couple of these from a lady that was thinning out her flowers .. they never bloomed, but it looks kinda cool.
That same lady gave me some little tiny clumps of lamb's ear. This is what they did .. from little tiny clumps. That's just from this summer. The clump we started with was like 3 leaves.
And this one .. another one we started in the house. I have no clue what it is. It's the only one I have ... the bugs think it is yummy though.
My cosmos are still trying to bloom and have so far refused to give up the ghost. I had one that grew over 6 feet tall and had a "stem" that was 3 inches around at least. I thought I was gonna have to get an axe to cut that sucker down .. but the same storm that got the purple flowers got Gigantor Cosmo.
She has been beaten by storms, covered with snow, whacked in the head by an errant hoe, peed on by stray dogs, and always has a stick up her behind