Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Last night it rained. It started about 8:30pm. The first storm rolled through about 9pm. That storm begat another storm that thundered by 15 minutes later. The second storm begat another storm and then another and another until I finally went to bed about 11pm. It was still raining when I fell asleep. Thunder and lightning went on for some time. I sat in the darkened living room after the power went out. The temperature dropped significantly. It was a good night.

Crocosmia in the perennial bed has finally decided to bloom. I bought this plant last summer on a business trip to Delaware. I divided the multitude of corms this winter and scattered it throughout the perennial bed. This year, I need to dig them up again and give them more sun.

Ecinacea Magnus appeared this morning, too. The coreopsis is "Full Moon".


L. D. Burgus said...

The crocosmia has an iris like leaf. I guess this is a tropical for you Southern Gardeners. It is a beautiful plant with such great color.

MissyM said...

In early summer a friend gave me a bag of crocosmia and I did like you and divided it out all across the yard. No blooms so far. She says it multiplies pretty good so I should be able to enjoy it next summer.
We had thunder and sprinkles last night. Glad yall got some rain.
I really like your red hibiscus in your last post.

Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

you dirty bird! I posted the same plant. Too funny. Why aren't you chopping wood.....lol


Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

LD, I had no idea what it was when I bought it. I just liked the look.

Missy, my original plant turned into several clumps over the summer last year. This is the only one to bloom.

Jim, I tried posting this the other day, but all my pictures were blurry. It was just budding then. I got it this morning before the sun was shining through the gaping hole in the woods out back. Yes, I should be chopping wood. I've asked around for someone who will provide firewood and take the rest. I don't like snakes and things that slither.