March-ing forth
Saturday March 14th 2009, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,My Garden

imgp7081Anybody know what the name of this is?  And what wildlife might particularly like it?  The bare branches in front of it are my Fuji apple tree, ready for a little springtime too.

new and, behind it, the old

Meantime, here’s an amaryllis’s equivalent of gray hair, the color of the flowers in the older stalk (two weeks old!) a lighter pink at the back, and in the second stalk, newly opened, bursting out in color.  Same plant.

Here, this shows the contrast a little better.imgp7169

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Gee, deer love apples but doubt that they are the problem. The flowers are beautiful!!!!

Comment by Joansie 03.14.09 @ 2:47 pm

As Lene mentioned in an earlier post, the photos aren’t embiggening. I took a garden tour of Madeira a few years ago and bought a book with a gazillion plants identified but can’t get a close enough look to take a guess. Now that I’m stumped I hope one of your friends will put me out of my misery.

Comment by LynnM 03.14.09 @ 3:54 pm

As the one with the purple thumb with orange polka dots, I have no idea. The amaryllis is gorgeous!

Humor time:

The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you are doing, someone else does.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.14.09 @ 7:22 pm

I’m afraid we need some more photos, including a close-up of the flowers. I still can’t promise to recognize it, but now I have a really good excuse. When do you go off your “post-surgery” diet and get to try a few of those great things from Costco?

Comment by LauraN 03.14.09 @ 7:25 pm

So when the flowers get older, they get darker. I wish that would happen to my hair! Maybe in my next life I’ll come back as an amaryllis!


Comment by Robin 03.14.09 @ 8:05 pm

I agree with the other gardeners; need more and bigger photos to tell anything!

Comment by Ruth 03.14.09 @ 9:25 pm

Considering the part of California you live in, and the darkness of the fruit (if it’s fruit), and the time of year My guess would be olives.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.14.09 @ 9:48 pm

I have no clue. I only know all the flower photos lately are beautiful and so cheerful.

Comment by TripletMom 03.14.09 @ 11:27 pm

Very sweet photos very spring:)(((((Hugs)))))Darcy

Comment by Darcy 03.14.09 @ 11:31 pm

Happy flower photos for a cold, wet morning here… thank you!

Comment by Channon 03.15.09 @ 5:29 am

Your plant mystery has me thinking. I remember our guides stumping even the most gifted plant lovers on the tour with a large shrub/small tree that I thought looked like a callicarpa but it was actually in flower, not berry. Turned out to be a tree fuchsia–not the blousy pink or red we all recognize but small purple. So, does your tree produce pods later?

Comment by LynnM 03.15.09 @ 6:21 am

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