This sweet, simple white rose, White Out, was gifted to me for Mother's Day. At the time, she had not one bud on her. Lately though, she has been blooming away.
This was a small plant but she is growing well and I'm enjoying her very much.
This crinum bloomed just a week ago! I love this color. I was out weeding and edging when I noticed these blooms and took a quick picture. Good thing I did. On my next walk past them I noticed the stem with the blooms was lying on the ground. Curious, I walked over for a better look. A big Lubber grasshopper was chomping down on the stalk! EEEK! I didn't stop to snap a picture, I just shovel whomped him . I picked up the stalk of blooms and brought it into the house to put in a bud vase. At least I was able to enjoy them for a few more days. I HATE those grasshoppers and this year I am overrun with them.
The grasshoppers haven't bothered my Regina walking iris though. I purchased this in the early spring when I read that this plant is cold hardy. I have two other types of walking iris that did well coming through our January deep freeze, so I was happy to add another. Regina has a larger bloom than the others and a beautiful purple color. She seems happy in my dappled shade.