Friday, May 18, 2007

Mystery Plant Update, May 18

As promised in my last post, here's an update on our Mystery Plant for today. I took these photos after work this afternoon, and honestly, I can't really see that anything dramatic happened overnight. I thought I'd just try to get a good close up of the actual bud, to give you a better idea of what it looks like now in order to contrast it with what it develops into later. There's no real color developing in it yet, but I expect that it will change soon as it gets ready to unfurl into bloom. I'm not quite sure exactly what to expect at this point, but we'll find out!

Though these shots may not reveal anything startling yet, you can get a pretty good view of some of the woodland garden in the background, where you can see the holly bushes, some ferns, Coral Bells and other plants ... those little splashes of blue are the Alpine Blue Columbines who are still happily blooming away. You can also see a lot of daffodil foliage still hanging in there after their frustrated attempt to bloom this year. I'm going to leave it for now so it can help recharge them for next year's show, which I hope will happen ... unlike this year's fiasco. There's also a fair amount of weeding and clean up that still needs to be done in this area, and I hope that soon, with another update, things will be looking a bit less savage than it does right now ....


olivia said...


I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!

::doing a little jig::

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

LOL, Olivia ... guess we'll all have to wait a bit longer, but the anticipation is driving us a bit nuts too. Haven't been out to look at it today, but suspect it's much the same. Hope to have something to report later, so for now guess we have to just hang in there!