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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Today's Flowers and ID If You Can..

These have been growing at the edge of our woods for several years now. I thought they were a type of Iris, have never seen them bloom, they were not in the sun, seem to be an evergreen. I dug up about 11 or so, planted some in one of the flower gardens and some in a container to see what they might do relocated. Even if they do not flower they are a very pretty fan shape and lovely color of green. Have any ideas? The clippers give you and idea of the root structure size and it appears to be in sections.
Hyacinth broke ground.
Milkweed wants to bloom, it just might since we are supposed to be in the low 50's and mid 70's most of the week.
Gerbera Daisies are still at it. Looks strange with some brown leaves in the container too.

Just when I think these Purple Coneflowers are about spent up comes another one.
Rudbeckia trying to bloom again.....
This one is full of sand from all of the rain. (we are down hill)
Petunias might actually fill this bucket.

I think this white Pansy with the yellow center is so dainty looking.
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30 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, Your unknown flower/plant looks like it is in the Iris family. I'll be curious to see what it does in the sun --with your love and care...

I LOVE pansies. We have them in our yard since they are about the only flowers we can have here during the winter. That white pansy is gorgeous. I haven't seen 'her' before!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

guild-rez said...

I agree ..
The first plant looks like an iris because of the root. Love the pansies.
- Cheers.

Craig Glenn said...

Still love the gerber's. Funny, must be a Tally thing, I had them there too. Lived there for about 3 years. Also I posted to flower picks for you and the other flower people out there. Let me know what you think..
Craig

Marsha said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to see that many flowers on
December 14th! What a fun and colorful post. I agree the fan shaped foilage looks to be in the iris family but it doesn't really look like a rhizome on the root? I have a plant called the blackberry lily that has the same foilage but gets small orange spotted lilies on it. They have a huge tap root that is hard to dig out - do they grow around there?

Wicked Gardener said...

The gerbers will pop back up in the spring. Mine are looking a bit brown right now too.

(Your comments on my blog were so sweet!)

perennialgardener said...

That unknown plant is definitely an Iris. It needs more sun and you need to cut off that excess root back to the first knot. Then you can cut the fans in half and plant it so the rhizome is just below the surface. :) You will have some beautiful blooms in the spring.

Carletta said...

A lovely bouquet of blooms you have shared!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

It looks like an Iris to me too. That was good advice two comments up. It needs full sun to bloom properly.

There is and old tale about planting the rhizomes right at the surface of the soil and the Iris will do better. I do that but I am not sure if it is true.

Susie said...

How nice to have so many wonderful blooms this time of the year. Thanks for letting us with "brown" gardens see these lovely colors.

niartist said...

BEAUTIFUL! Of course it's winter here, so I am just dreaming up all sorts of things to add to the garden next year, bee balm, purple cone flower, and black eyed susans just to name a few! Love your blog!

Susie said...

Darla I forgot to mention I think that is Iris cristata. It doesn't grow as tall as Siberian or bearded iris.

Naturegirl said...

Oh my word..buds coming up flowers still blossoming..where are you when here we are well into winter!
Gerbras are a flower I love to purchase from a florist and have in the house all year!Such a cheerful face! Happy today!

Arija said...

That plant definitely is an Iris, probably yellow or white. It grows quite tall in the sun and as long as it gets hot feet in the summer it should flower for you.
Nice crop of flowers you still have with spring flowers alreadu sprouting.

Raven said...

Hi Darla, Thanks for all your comments on my blog. I work full-time so I don't get to comment on all the wonderful flower blogs I see. For winter you look like you are doing very well with your plants. Here it is the opposite plenty of sun but because we are in drought not much in our gardens.

Dani said...

I wish I could help on the plant ID, but I'm just not sure what they are.

Frances said...

Hi Darla, yes, for sure iris family. They need full sun to flower, and also can get overgrown and stop flowering too. I would cut off a couple of the rhizomes on the long one, they are not necessary. Plant them very shallow, with some of the root exposed to the sun, for best bloom. Good luck.
Frances

Dorothy said...

Hi Darla,
It's wonderful to see flowers blooming outside at Christmastime!!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a nice series of flower shots...i have nothing in my yard...everything went south after the first couple of frosts.
i think your mystery plant might be an iris?
have a happy week.

Shellmo said...

Gerberas are always so beautiful! But loved the pansies too!

Leedra said...

It is definitely iris. Give the poor thing some sun and see it bloom. They need at least 6 hours of sun to bloom. Don't plant them very deep, just deep enough to make it stand up. When you see it come to the surface again, leave it be! It wants to be on the surface of the ground, that is also what promotes blooms.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love the pansies too and the gerbera daisies. I wish pansies and violas bloomed indoors;)
Marnie

Jean said...

If the Iris isn't planted too deep, it may want more moisture.

You can see native Florida irises here:
Florida Iris Species

If you have a damp spot with room, try planting some there. I have blue ones that bloom in shade under a pecan tree.

Darla said...

Great information ya'll! Will fix the Irises according to the instructions given. This is exciting and actually I think this maybe one of those plants that we tossed in the woods for some crazy reason!

Gail said...

Fantastic blooms...I think I might be having Susan envy. Boy do I miss the rudbeckias...Happy Bloom Day!

gail

Lady Katherine said...

Love your flowers! I went to grandma old home place and dug up Iris, garlic, and spider lillies. Your show and tell reminded me of this. I did not take pic. Maybe I will next time. Thanks for sharing your flowers! It was refreshing!

Susie said...

Darla I left you an award on my blog. Feel free to participate or not. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog and friendship.

fishing guy said...

Darla: It looks like Fall when the things slow down. Wait,it is Fall, what funny weather we have. All the snow is gone because of the rain yesterday and mid 50's today.

cityding said...

Wow, wow.. really really very beautiful. Keep going.

getgrounded said...

Darla, those mystery plants look exactly like my Butterfly Iris. They are evergreen, but when they get sun, they bloom a really pretty white flower with a little gold and purple in the center. It's good for Central Texas, with some afternoon shade.

Hope your day tomorrow is less frustrating!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those kind of look like irises to me too but it also look like this other plant that I don't even know the name of. Imagine that big and full with leaves like that with thse small white flowers with lavender and yellow centers. Now that I'm thinking of it, I guess they do look like tiny irises so never mind.
:-D