Attentive Gardening

With rain, you get Rain Lilies and this year’s display was spectacular. The couple of bulbs I bought years ago that just sat around doing nothing, have come alive and planted themselves all over the yard. (click on a photo for slideshow)

Aristolochia fimbriata, is the third kind of Dutchman’s Pipe that I grow.  It has tiny flowers and the nurseryman said it would attract butterflies.  I’ll wait and see.

I had to add another photo of the spiral ginger.  The flower is hidden behind the leaves and I enjoy peeking in everyday to see its progress.

My sweet little Peter Pan Agapnathus has made several flower heads this year.


After two years of hard winters, the Shell Ginger finally bloomed.

The African Blood Lily has done extremely well and seems to like our gumbo soil.  It makes huge blooms every year and has even multiplied. A mild winter and an attentive gardener (me staying home) has resulted in a late Spring full of blooms.

Peter Pan


Peter Pan is a dwarf Agapanthus.  Their buds do look like a pointed Peter Pan cap.

They bend and straighten as they prepare to bloom.


Agapnathus’s foliage is evergreen, which makes it a great plant to fill in empty spaces.


As they say, location is everything.  The Peter Pans never bloomed in their original spot, but once moved, they bloomed and multiplied.  This is their best year yet.