I ordered Rembrandt dahlias from Breck's. I had never seen them before, but they sounded interesting. They are beginning to bloom. I planted one inside the same container as my Persian Shield that I save each year. It's way down in the left corner.
Here is a close up:
The tubers were "assorted", so I had no idea what color I stuck in this container until it bloomed.
How lucky could I get? The one I picked is perfect for the Persian Shield container. It's a very light purple.
I also have a darker purple blooming:
Both are nice --perhaps a little ho-hum--, but my favorite so far is this one:
Now that is what I call "artistic", worthy of the Rembrandt name. The big splotches of color remind me of my 'Picasso' canna that will be blooming soon. I think they will be great together.
This one has no splotches or stripes at all. It's just plain red, so I think it is not a Rembrandt.
That's OK, though, because I like it a lot.
All six of the Rembrandts are not yet blooming, but I already consider them a success.
Unlike the 'Flame' flower bulb I planted.
At something like $12.99 for one tiny bulb, I expected greatness from this one.
What did I get?
Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Not a thing came up.
Today I dumped the container where I planted the bulb to see if it had rotted.
The bulb was nowhere to be found. It disappeared! I could find no trace of it. Strange. This container was up on the deck and no animal got into it. It just dissolved.
I will write to Breck's and they will refund the price. They are very good about doing that.
Friday night we took off for an overnight trip. On the way back we saw a "Farmer's Market" sign in a little town and stopped in hopes of picking up some fresh veggies. Unfortunately there were no veggies, but I did find some tiny herb plants for .50 each. I bought four of them.
sweet basil, lemon basil, peppermint, & parsley, If you bought some herbs, the lady had an assortment of free plants and you got to pick one. I picked an annual -- Alternanthera 'Burgundy Thread Leaf'.
Common Name: Joseph's Coat
I know nothing about it. Does it flower? Even if it does not, I like the redish foliage.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
2 years ago