Ah...a sunny Saturday and no plans...where does that mean I am? Working in the yard! Glorious ... out at 10:30 am and in for a glass of wine and shower at 7 pm, does it get any better than that?Well yes...but...
So there were many wonderful discoveries and accomplishments but if I had to identify just one it would be discovering that my Eucomis oakhurst survived the winter and there are tiny little leaf tips peaking out of the gravel. I was afraid it succumbed to our extreme cold, but not so! Since a picture of what I discovered would be rather insignificant to you all (think really really small tiny leaf tips) I thought I would show you a couple pictures of what it will become.
Beautiful. I bought these plants at the Chocolate Flower Farm on Whidbey Island, in Washington State, a couple of years ago. You take a ferry over to the island and it was a VERY stormy day. It was the early days of the nursery and early in the season, so things were a little underwhelming, but the owner Marie was very helpful and went to her private stash to find me the very best. All in all a nice days outing, a road and ferry trip with a good friend and a wonderful plant purchase.
And it lives to flower again!