Friday, July 11, 2008

Will To Live

This daylily I got from Wild. I don't know the name but I think it was one of their bonus plants. Anyway it was kind of a small division when it first came but I planted in the back part of my yard hoping that it would make it. Well, something got a hold of it and dug it up. I found a piece of it many days later when I was mowing. No leaf on it but a root the size of the tip of my pinky. I was going to toss it but decided to plant it. I walked around my flower bed and removed a small rock so I could have a bit of ground to plant it in. Yeah, my garden is that stuffed. Then I stuck a little cage around it so I could keep tabs on it. Well, that summer two little leaves emerged but no blooms of course. 2nd & 3rd year, still no blooms but the leaves were growing well. This year I have blooms!!

I think this plants will to survive is amazing. I wish the hybrid coneflowers were just as good. Personally I think they are bred with issues and are very suicidal.

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