3 years ago
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!