Sunday, June 28, 2015

My Lucky Day

You know that saying:  "The best camera is the one you have with you." It was definitely true today. My little hummingbird friend showed up today and I happened to have had my cell phone in hand. I quickly clicked the Instagram video button and started shooting. I thought I had missed him but then a split second later, he flew right up to the glass door and started rooting around in the Belamcanda (Blackberry Lily).
Belamcanda is easy to grow. It's in the Iris family and produces star-shaped flowers with six petals. The blooms close at night by twisting. It requires sun to light shade and is hardy to zone 5. I'm going on my third year with these in the same pot. I like them and apparently my hummingbird does too.

Bookshelf:  Container Gardening Books

Friday, June 5, 2015

Rain, Rain, and More Rain

It has been raining for nearly a week straight. I had hoped to get the last of my planting done but that was not the weather's plan for me. Things started to clear up late this evening so I decided rather than plant the last few things, my time would be better spent arranging the pots on the deck. I had too much stuff everywhere and I was tripping over everything. So I spent an hour and half finding a place for (almost) everything. This little guy hung on for dear life as I moved from one corner to another the huge (and heavy) hydrangea that he apparently has made home.

Bookshelf:  Container Gardening Books