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Friday, October 17, 2014

I Almost Missed This!

How on earth did I not notice that my Hedychium 'Tara' that I bought this past spring at the Rare Plant Research Open House was blooming? I didn't even see it in bud. I was out there combing the garden for flowers to photograph for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day just two days ago. It was probably flowering then, yet somehow I missed it.

This flower is so cool!

Hedychium coccineum 'Tara,' Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame' and Nicotiana sylvestris

And that picture with the Digiplexis reminds me -- I was going to dig the 'Illumination Flame' up and overwinter it in the greenhouse, to make sure I have it next year too. It's also a great plant. I cut it back after the first time it flowered, and it is reblooming magnificently. I've been juggling plants and shelving in the greenhouse for several days now. I hope I can find a spot for it.