Oh man, how I do love Mother's Day. The one day that I get a total pass on everything. I hope it was a great day for everyone, even if you aren't a mom. The weather here was so glorious.
I usually find myself in the garden centers (often more than once a day) at this time of year. Friday, in anticipation of a great weekend I treated myself to a visit to my favorite local plant hot spot. After loading up my cart outside I headed inside just to make a quick tour around of the indoor greenhouse. That's when I spotted this!
I've been watching the progress of a similar flower stalk over at my favorite gardener's blog (Brenda's!).
This handsome guy is a Hedgehog Aloe and just look at that bloom stalk. He's not quite winter hardy here in my zone 8 garden so I have yet another plant to bring indoors with me this winter. hmmmm.
Two weeks ago the mailman brought me a package from one of my all time favorite nurseries.
I ordered one of their weird and wonderful voodoo lilies.
I planted him straight away and now it is popping through the mulch in it's pot.
oh yeah. This will be a fun one to watch!