Temptation

Temptation

Temptation

Yesterday the new lily I planted finally opened and what a show. It’s one of 9 perennials that I planted last fall. Only two star lilies survived. The rest, one additional lily and six iris, never made an appearance. I suspect some animal made off with them and nibbled on the nutritious bulbs and rhizomes all winter.

The problem is that I’ve already received fall catalogs filled with tempting delicacies just like this one. What to do.

I want a fuller, more colorful iris bed, but I don’t want to simply feed the critters. Shall I plant the bulbs in cages? Iris rhizomes are planted barely under the soil, so that won’t work.

Any suggestions?

don’t you just love springtime?

don’t you just love springtime?

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Plant IDs: A Tree and a Vine

Plant IDs: A Tree and a Vine

Apartment in a little town in Germany

Apartment in a little town in Germany

i just moved into my new dorm/apartment room

i just moved into my new dorm/apartment room

Identifying the flowers.

Identifying the flowers.