Thursday, July 23, 2009

Double White Althea

The Double Althea (Rose of Sharon) looks very much like a Gardenia, but without the lovely scent. It is a heavy bloomer in late summer. I received seed from a friend several years ago and began the plants in pots. The shrub is now about 6 Ft. tall.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Varigated Leaf Morning Glory

In the morning glory (Ipomea) family, this beauty has amazing varigated leaves. The foliage is as spectacular as the blooms. I first bought a plant about 10 years ago from a Nursery, but have saved the seeds year after year. They always perform with such gorgeous foliage and blooms.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Henrii (Henry-I)

Here's what's blooming in my garden now. This beautiful specimen stands about 5 Ft. high with multiple blooms. It's fascinating to watch the blooms form. They're elongated and orange and the next day they've opened, but the petals are straight. As the day progresses, the petals curl backward. Each bloom lasts for about 4 or 5 days before fading.