Isn’t Nature Grand?

The ginger, Dancing Lady came up through the Snowdrop bulbs last summer. ( See the June 1 post.)  Now it has made corms to drop for new plants next year.  The Snowdrops will soon take its place.

Next year’s Salvia plants sprouting at the base of the older ones.

New leaves for a new season on the Hardy Begonia.

Beautiful blood red veins.

Paperwhites have popped up among the Saliva.  The Paperwhites will bloom when the Saliva is gone.

Peruvian Lilies are emerging as the Resurrection Lily ginger is disappearing for the winter.

Last year’s leaves are mostly gone after providing  nourishment and moisture throughout the summer for the trees.  Now that fall is here, the ground will be replenished with newly fallen leaves.


The Automatic Garden is preparing for future seasons.  The changing of the season has stimulated some plants to end their growth and others to begin. Even the soil benefits from nature’s seasonal cycles.

Plants That Walk

Walking Iris in bud.

Walking Iris in bloom.

Peacock Moss

More Peacock Moss

Hedychium Butterfly Ginger



Plants walking?  Do they have a plan?  Just letting them be and observing brings questions to mind.

The Walking Iris, as the name implies has a plan to walk on.  The flowers bloom on long stems, form plantlets and find their way to the soil to root.

The Peacock Moss seemed to have definite vision of where it wanted to be.  It left the large pot on the porch, grew along the edge of the patio and headed to a new home in a garden bed continuing on for almost twenty feet.

The Butterfly Ginger was lined up against the fence and chose to head forward through the bed, under and around a rock barrier and is about to become intertwined with another planting.

The final photo shows a small Bulbine in the raised bed and a a larger one that had left and traveled across the space.  The Bulbine still in the bed is making its way out.

Of course as these plants walk on, they continue to automatically fill the garden.