Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crocosmia 'Chopsticks' is going to Bloom!

While watering after work today, I spotted this flower embryo inside the strap-like leaves of this crocosmia (kro-KOS-mee-uh) that Wandering Chopsticks sent me last September.

This is the post I made when I received them.
I went around to the other areas where I planted them to see if there were any more signs of bloom.


This one is even closer to being an orange flower.

I am so excited that these corms that came to me all the way from California are going to bloom in my Michigan garden this year!

I have also been keeping a close eye on some hollyhocks that Jean sent me last year. She sent me some seeds and I had three plants that came up last fall.
Hollyhocks are bienniel, meaning that they come up one year and bloom the second year. I was hoping that I planted them early enough last year that they would bloom this year, but I am not seeing any signs of a flower. I think I will have to wait until next year.

I am sure they will be worth the wait because I have seen Jean's and they are gorgeous!


  1. Isn't it always so exciting to see a first bloom on a plant...and all the way from California to boot! I look forward to seeing the flower in full bloom. I noticed today that my clematis is just starting to bloom and it's got tons of buds so it should look pretty nice in the next few days:-) Oh and guess what, I planted a Calla Lily and it's doing greattttt, going to bloom soon...never thought I'd be able to grow one of those over here! lol xoxo

  2. I have some of those too and they have spread! Mine are blooming a gorgeous red/orange. : )

  3. Oh yay! I was just wondering about your crocosmias since mine have started blooming. I hope you'll like the bright orange splash they'll add to your garden.


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