A View of My Garden in a Mirror 2010

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I've lost that blogging feeling......

Holy Jumping Up and Down Martha! I haven't posted since the middle of April! But I realized that had to change when I saw several people outside my house taking pictures of an attention grabbing (to put it mildly) plant. I have been swamped with so many things that I can't even begin to explain them all. I will share a few this summer as they progress. Anyway....back to the plant that is getting all the attention in my neighborhood. Take a look a this doozy! I feel like I should throw a blanket over it when little kids walk by!

 This plant is called a Dracunculus vulgaris. If I was still a kid my Mom would be washing my mouth out with soap right now! I planted two of these bulbs last fall and didn't expect them to survive since most the time the "exotic" plants seem to be all $$ and no show. I do believe I got my money's worth with this one (and then some!) Very interesting....do you think I should move it to the back yard for next year??? Yikes! It's embarrassing!

 Here is another shot in case you didn't capture the gravity of this plant from the first picture.

Well then, so I can end on a less vulgar note, here are some pictures of the snap dragons that I was amazed and pleased to see come back this year in abundance! I believe they are the rocket mix variety.

Cheers to the imminent arrival of summer!!


  1. Well....it's a pretty color. LOL

  2. Wow-that IS vulgaris!
    It seems to like where it's at, so I don't know if I'd risk moving it, but if the neighbors start pointing at you when you're out walking, well, maybe you better move it!

  3. Annie, I am so glad to see you back, I have missed touring your gardens even if some parts are of the adult venue only, lol. I don't know that I would risk moving it or not...looking forward to seeing what you have been up to.

  4. Your gardens are always such a delight. Glad to see you back. What an interesting but pretty plant.
    I can see why people would be photographing that. How often do you see a bloom like that?


  5. How does one top that? We have missed you.

  6. Your attention-seekinf, exhibitionist plant is hilarious and you are so funny describing it!!! Truly, I can't decide whether you or the plant are giving me the best laugh :)

    It's SO GOOD to see you're back, Annie! We truly have missed you so please, try not to stay away quite so long next time, OK?

    I'm dying to see LOTS more of your beautiful garden and to hear all that you've been up to.

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

  7. Hi Annie Dear, You are too funny! Hide it from the kids! LOL No I think it's a great conversation piece and should stay exactly where it is. And your snaps are just magnificent. I love them. Welcome back.

  8. Well the plant is aptly named,*chuckle* I will have to look for a couple for my garden.

  9. Dear Annie, Welcome back - we missed you! And what a return -- with an exotic plant that is a show stopper. Leave it where it is. P. x

  10. Hot damn! That plant is pleased to meet you!! I would definitely keep it right where it is. It shows off Mother Natures hysterical sense of humor! I'm very glad you're back!! :o)

  11. I've never heard of that plant. It seems like it is putting on a show for your neighbors. I guess by now, it's probably finished blooming.

    I love your snapdragons! I have a few that have survived for a number of years. I hope the ones I planted this spring come back next year, too.

    I hope summer is treating you well.

  12. You have a Beautiful flower garden.

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  13. beautiful colours.

  14. Hi! What an amazing plant! I wonder if there are a few of those by now? It's definitely an eye catcher.

    Your garden is beautiful.

  15. WE MISS YOU, ANNIE!!! Hope all is well?

  16. You dont want me to write what I call those Vulgaris plants! Very funny! I LOVE your Main photo of blog- I copied photo so i could look at it more often!!
    I hope you write more again... Interesting read and photos!