I could hardly contain my excitement this morning! I went out to pick a vase of cut flowers for the kitchen, and blooming for the first time ever here on our little patch of heaven was an Invisible Lily.
It was sticking right up through some overgrown Morning Glories, it's stem supported by the vines.
I fell in love with this magical flower 5 years ago on a trip to Monticello. A year or so later, I noticed them growing while visiting family in West Virginia, just popping out of the yard. My cousin saved some bulbs for me when re landscaping, and they've been planted in my garden for almost 2 years now.
Up until now though, they've never bloomed. (I think possibly they prefer a different zone ) What makes these plants so unique, is that one single stem shoots strait up out of the ground, no leaves. Honestly, I don't even know the real name of these Lilies, I need to do some more research, or if you know - contact me!
Also blooming here are these Miniature Old Fashioned Hollyhocks
Pee Gee Hydrangeas
These, I have no idea what they are called. I stole some of the little potatoes they grow from a park, and scattered them around my fence. The bright green vines now consume a whole 8 foot section! They get small light purple blooms, then later tiny potato looking things.
Also blooming, :) the beginning of my heart shaped rock collection,
so far I have 2.