Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Que?


P1010029, originally uploaded by bonmama.

This is mostly for my Ma, Aunt Pam or Robbie... but if anyone has any ideas?.... there are three plants that I picked up from Granny's yard last year after Pa's funeral... the purple flowers were kind of a surprise. The ones that have the white pointy pods on the ends smelled like onions when I dug some up to move. The other is a tiger lily?

driving me crazy not to know.


(click on the image and it''ll take you to Flikr where I have tagged the image so you know where I am talking about.)

8 comments:

Robbie said...

Well, I think the purple things may be some larkspur you inadvertantly got from some thing of mine. I've got larkspur starts and seeds everywhere in my flower beds. They're shorter than usual, though, so I'm not sure. The onion looking thing is probably......an onion. An older friend of mine gave me some bulbs that did just that, and she called it a starter onion. But when I planted the little "seeds" from the fancy pods, they just grew into more starter onions, not actual eating onions, so I just grow mine from onions purchased from Walmart for, you know, growing onions. The other things are the lilies we got from grannies yard. I've never actually seen them in bloom, (I just never visited at the right time) so I'm looking forward to it! Wow, you know, I could actually give you a call on the telephone, but then it would create a instantaneous need on the part of our kids for our attention, and who needs THAT?!!!

Mama D said...

Lovely pictures. It would seem that you have the answer to your question. My answer would have been "I have no idea what those things are. You're the expert!"

gingerstory said...

Bonnie WOW! That looks SO BEAUTIFUL! I am in LOVE with the double hollyhocks and dying to see them in person, aren't hollyhocks the prettiest? I am loving the larkspur looking flowers too--I always love blue and purple spiky flowers. I loved the phlox you posted in the spring, is phlox a spring bloomer?

Robbie-- you mean my kids are not the only ones who have the phone-issue? I feel much better! Last time I got on the phone with a friend their matteress and boxsprings came off their bed and they had quite the riot (sigh). They seem to know when I am powerless or on the phone!
Keep those yard pictures coming--it's an accomplishment to have such a yard with three little ones!

gingerstory said...

Oh yea! More yard pictures on flickr!

Robbie said...

Yes gingerstory, even my older kids still feel the pull of "the mother's on the phone, must screech at her now" syndrome. It never ends!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, my best guess on the onion looking things is that or garlic. Their blooms look sort of the same. I plant them around the base of stone fruit trees to ward off the evil spirits better known as borers. Come to think of it, my two plums that are dying of borers don't have garlic. Who knows, maybe it works. Mama had large sweeps of larkspurs that were gorgeous in may. and the lillies are not actually tiger lilies I think. they are the ones that we got from Mrs. Lemmon when we lived on Miranda st. and they are brilliant orange red with spots. (I call mine "Mrs. Lemmons' Lilies" and they hardly ever bloom in my depleted soil.) Unless i am mistaken, tigers are not so red, maybe more yellowish orange. Could be wrong. Your yard looks great. Mom

OddMix said...

I was gonna say, "If it looks like an onion and smells like an onion..." but that isn't really fair. I think that is a "wild onion" - hence Robbie's lack of success at growing domesticated onions from the seeds. Wild garlic is very similar but its leaves are not flat.

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