Am I the only one that hears "frag-gee-lay!" when they read "fragile" on the side of a cardboard box—and then pictures images of a leg-lamp?
A group photo...
Even though I knew what was inside I still got a little excited opening the box, and I think Gerhard has a future as a plant packer, should he desire a career change.
There are three Lupinus albifrons, aka silver lupine... but what about those other three sections? Are they just full of soil?
Nope! They contain tiny little Bukiniczia cabulica, aka "cloudy cabbages."
I was a little taken aback my how small they were, not when I opened the box, but when Gerhard was shopping—as he sent me a photo asking if I still wanted them. I think (hope) I can grow them on in size this summer and then enjoy big plants next year before they bloom.
As for the lupine I adore that foliage...
They might bloom before they're knocked out by a cold winter, but that's not why I plant them. It's all about the foliage with this one.
A group photo...
But wait! Where did that big-leaf plant come from? Also Annie's!
It's a Telanthophora grandiflora, aka Giant Groundsel, and was a gift from my friend Linda who recently placed an Annie's order.
I love that I can still be completely blindsided by a fabulous plant I've never heard of before—and it's the perfect statement plant to work into the area I'm planting up to the north end of our patio. Thank you plant-enabling friends!
I finally feel like my gardening mojo is back...I hope you're feeling similarly inspired to make it happen in your little bit of paradise.
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