Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mysteries and mutants

Remember way back in May - I transplanted some Echinacea, Columbine, Sweet Peas and Poppies to the bee garden?

Well, we all know the Sweet Peas went the way of the Bunbun, but despite not blooming yet, the other sprouts have fared well (they have been nibbled on periodically, but not to the point of extinction like the Sweet Peas.)
 This is the bulk of them, though there are some further down the garden (mostly Columbine). I was pretty sure that this was all Poppies and Echinacea. What I think is Echinacea matches what google shows... but there's some question about two other plants.

1) The fuzzy one: I thought it was the Poppy... I've seen fuzzy poppies before. But it's the only one getting a bloom head, and the more I looked at it, the more I was in doubt.
After consulting Google, I'm in even more doubt, because the leaf shape doesn't match Google's Poppy pics. And you can see the heads there... that doesn't look like a Poppy to me... thoughts?

(UPDATE.... the fuzzy leafed plant may infact be a black-eyed Susan... I'd planted some seeds, but didn't think they made it.... 
This picture is from the internet....what do you think?"

2) The spade shaped one: I have no freakin' clue what this is.
It's not Columbine, and if it's Echinacea (which I doubt) then what the heck are the leaves that I think are Echinacea??? Am I just growing weeds???

I'd like to say I'll know when it all blooms, but other than the possibly-Poppy, I don't think that will happen this year. Our trees are already starting to turn, so there's not much bloomin' weather left, I fear.  I'm guessing I'll have to wait until next year - unless you guys can tell me.

Elsewhere in the bee garden, the Mexican Hat has bloomed again
 But like all the things I seem to grow... this one has gone mutant...
Maybe there's something in my soil...

1 comment:

kathy b said...

Maybe there IS something in that soil. Love the MExican Hat flower whenever I see it. SUch a late august treat