Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Little More About Shady Toads!

Oops! I mislabeled a tricyrtis in an earlier post. I accidentally labeled 'Seiryu' as 'Gilt Edge.' Click here to see the difference (and I did correct the label!)

Now This is 'Gilt Edge'

You saw 'Taipei Silk' in a sunny pose in that other post.
Here's another view of this pretty Toad Lily.

You also saw 'Shining Light' as she was preparing to blossom.
I've caught her blossom just peeking out a bit.
This is my poor 'Lightning Strikes.'
Actually, I'm quite content that there's any of it at all.
This Spring there was Nothing where it used to be, and finally this little piece began to grow.

This photo of 'Lightning Strikes' was as a new plant in 2007.

This show's 'Lightning Strikes' last Summer (2008).

You'd better believe I'm going to coddle that little fellow this Fall - in preparation for Winter. We'll hope to see him again next Spring! :-)

Waiting for Tricyrtis Hirta, Variegata, and the mysterious 'Matsukaze.'


Sunita said...

What unusual flowers! I love that speckled look.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

They are so pretty, I just love those speckled flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

My toads aren't doing so well this fall due to lack of rain. I have been keeping the newest ones watered but the established are supposed to carry on. Amazing what a little rain will do for them.

Gail said...

Shady, What do you have to do to coddle these beauties? We don't have snow cover, so I mulch a bit. gail

Shady Gardener said...

Sunita, They are tiny little gems, but work their enjoyment! (Keep 'em close to the walkway so you can see them!)

Hi Catherine!

Lisa, I would really like to have a couple of rainbarrels for that reason!

Gail, I add a little good compost near their feet right now and add mulch soon. When the leaves begin falling, I leave a nice pile over all the beds (which creates a lot more work in the Spring, but it's usually worth it!)

Rosey Pollen said...

Well, sweety, I never would have known the difference. I am amateur gardener, here. :)
The flowers are lovely!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi SG~~ I suppose 'Matsukaze' isn't 'Miyazaki'--one that I have which looks strikingly similar to 'Lightening Strikes.' Makes you wonder if plant companies aren't trying to pull a fast one. LOL

They are such cute, dainty flowers aren't they?

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosey, Most of the time (obviously) I don't know the difference either... but Some People do! ;-) But they are so pretty, aren't they? (A treat for this time of year in the shade.)

Grace, Nope. I think they're different. I did a Google search. ;-) Your Miyazaki is beautiful. It reminds me of the way 'Lightning Strikes' blooms (a blossom at each leaf base). In looking at a post of Miyazaki, those flowers were a little more mottled with a reddish purple than those of LS - would you agree?

Sylvana said...

Great collection! How do you keep the rabbits from destroying these plants?

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sylvana, To tell the truth - I have no idea! ;-)