Monday, September 22, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!My Stella de Oro still giving me a few blooms
and the rain lilies are blooming one more time.
Look what popped up this week!
The fall crocus (colchicum)!
I'm always surprised when I spot the first one. The leaves come up in spring and are quite large and ugly, then I forget about them.
I was surprised to read that all parts on this plant are poisonous and can irritate the skin and eyes. They look so pretty and delicate.
So what's bloomin' where you're planted? Show us your fall blooms by adding your name and blog address to Mr Linky. Because of the wat Mr Linky does the archives, it is important that you add your Permalink (link to the specific post. For blogger click on the Don't forget to add a link to this post on your blog.



15 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Your fall crocus & rain lillies are gorgeous. My Stella is still putting out an occasional bloom or two as well.

Suzanne said...

I'd never heard of fall crocus until these last couple of weeks on Bloomin' Tuesday! They are beautiful and must give you a lift after the hot summer!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Jean, I love your Fall Crocus! I didn't know they were poisonous! Now I have another plant I have to worry about with Charlie the Turtle! I have some that come up around Christmas.
Happy Blooming Tuesday!
Love, Ann

Aiyana said...

The rain lillies are beautiful. Do you know the species? I have rain lillies (Zephyranthes candida) that look different than these. The flower petals are similar, but yours appear to pop up out of the soil and have no blades. Mine have many blades and few flowers. Not much going on in my garden this week. It's the "calm before the storm" so to speak, as everything is just waiting for cooler weather when plants start looking good again.
Aiyana

Darla said...

Will post my flowers as soon as I get back from taking my girls to school.

Deb said...

Jean ~ your flowers continue to inspire us all! Lovely! I am so thankful I'm getting to participate today. Thank you for hosting!

nancybond said...

How lovely to have crocus in the fall! Your background is very festive and cheery. I'm glad I decided to participate this week. :)

Dee said...

I love those Rain Lilies- they are so beautiful! And the crocus are so sweet- I saw those growing up in SD!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The Rain Lillies are so beautiful! Love them! Lucky you that you're still getting some daylilly blooms. I'm always surprised by my crocus too!

Manuela

Shady Gardener said...

I hope to inherit a new batch of rain lilies from my Mom this Fall. I didn't treat my old ones right last year... anyway, there's always foliage in my pot, too. Hmmm. The flowers are the same, however!

I did not know colchicum were poisonous. It makes it just a little harder to justify purchasing them if I have little neighbors and grandchildren that might pick them. Maybe I'll wait a bit for those.

I found a link to your site at Water When Dry. :-) I've had a nice visit.

Susan said...

What lovely little flowers they are - who'd have thought they would be poisonous?

Ann said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the purple color!

Grammy said...

I was blog hopping and found you tonight,I love your Bloomin' Tuesday flowers. What a fun ideal. I to am a gardener. I love all the flowers. But most of all I am a hosta collector. I had to leave most of my collection at my old home is St. Louis. But I was able to take samples of most. So I am starting my garden over. Along with starting my life over. I recently started blogging and found it to be fun. Thanks for your time and wonderful site.

Baby Vagabond said...

I have never planted Fall Crocus. They are such pretty little things. I guess that's one spot in your garden Miss Jerzie will not help with!

:-) Rosie

Hypertufa Gardening said...

I love stella de oro! The nice yellow blooms they produce around my garden pond look amazing.

Mine bloom quite frequently. Are they not blooming well for you?

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