Saturday, May 7, 2011
F's in the Garden
The second "f" is the Fritillaria which is blooming now, but is on its way out. It is a funny little bulb in a family which includes the Fritillaria imperialis which blooms later with many flowerettes on a tall stalk...and it has the added benefit of not being eaten by voles or chipmunks, and the checkered fritillaria or guinea flower. This one is a lesser known one, Fritillaria uva vulpis. Don't ask me why I planted it...but it is sort of interesting.
I'm madly trying to get the garden in order for the end of the month....Hopefully, I'll have some other fun stuff to share soon.