Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lions tail

Have I shown you lions tail?
It is a tough hardy shrub from South Africa. It has fantastic orange flowers that last and last in the vase.
It was glowing tonight in the evening light.

How's this for a lot of promise?
It is a little red chrysanthemum that my sister gave me. The poor thing has struggled in a pot for several years. I planted it in the rows last autumn and it hasn't looked back. It is loaded with blooms and can only be days away from colour.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Ohhhhh, you just reminded me, I have a pot she gave me too and I haven't planted it yet. Must do that tomorrow! I have been unsuccessful with Lion's tail, even though you've tried to give it to me several times. It's been so lovely and wet that I've been trapped gloriously in my sewing room for days.