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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vacation surprise

My garden held a happy surprise for me on my return from vacation this week. My 'Ellen Bosanquet' crinums had started blooming in my absence.

Some of the clumps were already past their prime by the time I got to see them.

But others are just beginning, so I'll still be able to enjoy these blooms for awhile.

Normally, 'Ellen' blooming in June would not be a surprise, but I moved all the crinums this past winter, and I rather expected that they might sulk for a year before they gave me any blooms again. It just goes to prove once again you should never sell a crinum short!

On the other hand, I had some not so happy surprises in my garden as well. Namely, weeds, weeds, and, yes, more weeds! Some of them knee-high. How can they grow so fast? I've got my work cut out for me for many days to come.

Still, it's good to be back in the garden, weeds and all.


  1. I feel your pain -- I'm still battling the weeds, especially the dreaded nutsedge.

    1. After our nice rain this afternoon, which was much appreciated, those weeds are really going to be reaching for the sky, Jayne!

  2. Gorgeous! I had to put my one crinum in a big pot...something kept eating it in the garden.

    Here too, anytime we get as much as a mist, weeds spring to life.

    1. I am truly grateful for the rain, Kathleen. I just wish it didn't encourage the weeds quite so much.