Sunday, January 31, 2010

I love surprises!

I'm not sure the name of this little gem, but I bought it recently from Great Outdoors when I was putting together plants for the japanese style garden. It's colors and leaf shapes went well with the other plants I had picked. It surprised me with blooms and growth during the winter.

I've not figured out where to put this flowering shrub.... but it surprised me with a bloom! This gardener's bad habit - buy something, don't know where to put it, keep it sitting in the garden in the pot....... finally figure out it's perfect place and plant it. This little shrub has been in a pot for too long to admit to....

Ok, so not such a good pic - but this varigated bamboo has new growth coming up. Very deep colors - love it.

As a fairly new blogger, I'm experimenting with pictures and text placement.... not sure about my choices for today's post!


  1. I love the plant in the first photo, whatever it may be. It's so easy to succumb to the charms of a plant and think, "Oh, I'll find a place for it". Can't wait to see what you do.

  2. The 2nd plant looks like a camellia. Ask Annie in Austin at The Transplantable Rose what's worked well for her camellia. She manages to keep them alive in her Austin garden, though they typically prefer the acidic soil and more ample rainfall of the Southeast. They are beautiful.

  3. Hurry up and find out what that first one is. You got my curiosity up and it looks good too.